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Hitachino Nest 3 Days - Kiuchi Brewery

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87
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

On 11th March 2011, a huge earthquake struck Japan and with it our brewery. Some parts of the brew house were damaged, and the brewing tanks were left leaning at an angle. Completion of the typical mashing period had to be extended to three days until electricity to the brewery was restored. Natural fermentation had already started in the mash tank during these three days with a lactic acid cultured in our brewery. This "3 Days" beer is limited to only 8,000 bottles.

(Beer added by: Francepants06 on 01-20-2012)
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QuentinCall

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-21-2012 04:09:35 | More by QuentinCall
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oberon

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured into a large tulip glass a medium amber/brown with a nicely formed one finger slightly off white head.Spiced yeasty phenols and vanilla dipped roasted pears really stand out in the nose,note's of brown sugar come into play as well.I really like the play of roasted pears and yeasty spice on the palate,normally not a fan of phenols but it works here,slightly medicinal with the lactic flavors really mild in the finish,the alcohol provides a little zip as it warms.This is a pretty damn good beer,it's different and a nice change of pace.

06-24-2012 21:43:28 | More by oberon
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-03-2012 02:04:14 | More by standardcherry
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NYGiant

New York

5/5  rDev +29.2%

01-28-2012 18:46:17 | More by NYGiant
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -7%

With this lactic acid, I thought it would be more of a wild ale, and why not. A constant lactic sourness that grows on me. In fact, nicely drinkable, also a little woody (I would like more of that) and a little spice (I would like more of that). Drunk fairly soon after arriving in the U.S. Premiere Gourmet.

12-02-2012 03:53:50 | More by Sammy
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

Sea-foam light tan head, thinnish but retains well. Clear, light brown.

Mild nose, very faintly tart. Kinda saison-y?

Sour/off tang at the beginning, metallic. Rich, full wheaty body. Kinda funky. The metallic taste is vaguely 'off' but not a dealbreaker. Some orange and spice.

Mouthfeel is lovely and smooth.

I was nervous about this; I didn't like that last Hitachino I had and I assumed this was one that had gone from bad to spoiled; I was wrong. Not amazing, but definitely not worth throwing out as a bad batch.

03-31-2012 01:20:14 | More by zaphodchak
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-22-2012 02:46:11 | More by fiedler84
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2012 20:11:24 | More by bconsidine
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a very nice clear bronze, beautiful color. The head is very thin but lingers for a while.

Smells like a good dunkel weisse with the addition of a tart nose.

The taste is light and very much like a sour wheat beer. There is a bit of banana yeast flavor, a touch of sour, and some light or faded hop character.

Mouth feel is very smooth, it feels like a cask ale. Slight tingle and a pillowey texture.

04-27-2012 00:47:30 | More by Doppelbockulus
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2013 02:15:10 | More by leinie13
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Big thanks goes out to the GBX Crew (beeruser & funkydelic) for sharing this one during a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, nutty, nutmeg, subtle smoke, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, subtle smoke, and nutmeg. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. If I’m honest, not a lot stood out on this one as far as the style goes. However, I did like the smoky note I picked up on in the flavor as it added another nice tone to the brew. I really just wish it would have brought a little more to the table. Worth your time trying it if you get the chance.

07-03-2012 10:48:18 | More by thagr81us
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

550ml bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

Appearance: Clear amber color threw me off, was expecting this to be a lot lighter in color. One finger beige head that just never seems to go away. Spotty lacing here and there.

Aroma: Interesting brown sugar, caramel malt. Notes of fruit and
ome musty basement funk.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt. More brown sugar. Yeasty slight spice. Basement funky flavors. Hints of fruits, white grape comes to mind. Definitely some complex and interesting flavors going on here.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and soft, easy carbonation. Somewhat mouth-caoting. Lingering funky lactic thing going on here. Not really what I would expect from a "witbier" More like a dark Belgian strong.

07-09-2012 01:09:38 | More by nimrod979
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-24-2013 19:04:06 | More by GRG1313
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-04-2012 02:47:58 | More by Ajlvt
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goochpunch

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours out a rich amber with a thin head. Smell is malty, caramel, a little oxidized (in a good way), nutty and bready. Flavor is caramel, bread, pear, cherry, mild hops in the finish. Finishes pretty dry. Reminds me of a really good amber biere de garde. Light acidity on the tongue. Carbonation pops and works with the light acid. Fairly light bodies, considering the rich taste. Overall this is a really solid, rare offering, and a little bit of history.

08-10-2013 02:48:37 | More by goochpunch
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-21-2012 12:55:49 | More by bonbini26
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-18-2012 04:51:03 | More by Diomede
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

My Ommegang Witte glass does not agree with this beer. From what I know, this is a weizen-base (bock maybe?) with a natural lactic fermentation. Either way, classification would be difficult. So, my review is unbiased to style and based on impression alone.

Pours a dark amber-y color, with a cream colored couple fingers of head that laced well. There's a slight funky tart note (apple?) up front in the aroma, with a slight brown sugary note with some caramel malts in there. There's definitely a bit of a lactic acid note on the taste, front and back. It's not huge, in fact, it's very mild, but it's there. Like with the aroma, some sugar malt sweetness to back it up. It's a creamy, medium bodied brew.

This is interesting. I have no idea what style of beer this is, but it's still tasty and unique. This was expensive ($11.29/18.6oz), but was worth the gamble.

01-21-2012 22:42:59 | More by EgadBananas
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a tall slim bottle that I'm guessing is a 22oz? No real indication. Awesome concept...

A harsh pour shows a amber gold body with little beading other than what is forced from the etching. Healthy, slightly off white head that leaves a good trail.

Grapes, wheat, some kinda weirdness... something spicy. I'm struggling to pin this one down.

Maltier than I had expected... great light grain presence, some grape bits, very mellow and approachable. Nice beer.

06-17-2012 01:58:49 | More by yamar68
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-10-2012 01:15:55 | More by Chugs13
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-27-2014 21:03:05 | More by DrBier
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

A: The beer is dark hazy amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter-finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell is somewhat malty and has notes of citrus and hints of spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is a bit sour with complex flavors of dark fruits, orange citrus, spices and wheat.
M: It feels a medium-bodied and a bit tart on the palate and coats your mouth. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an unusual variation of the Nest Beer that is quite malty for the style and has some interesting bits of sourness. The alcohol is very well hidden.

05-28-2012 19:55:43 | More by metter98
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-14-2013 22:42:38 | More by civicm87
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Derekg

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2013 18:29:45 | More by Derekg
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Hitachino Nest 3 Days

Appearance: cloudy caramel, medium head, and a little lacing.

Smell: yeasty pear and other fruits.

Taste: yeast, wheat, and a faint citrus sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

Overall:
This is a good accidental brew. It has almost a milky texture while being smooth. It is very interesting.

06-05-2012 05:32:29 | More by megahurts4
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Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.