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Hitachino Nest 3 Days - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What an unusual beer, in numerous aspects. The way it looks and smells are way off for the style. The flavor is alright, but it feels overdone somehow. I'm having a hard time drinking it in a timely fashion. I suppose it is silly to judge a beer whose execution was hampered by a massive natural disaster, but this is what a ticker does, I guess. Interesting. Nice label. No need to try to recreate this one in order to make it more than a one-off.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 07:33:21 | More by RblWthACoz
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Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
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