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Hitachino Nest 3 Days - Kiuchi Brewery

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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

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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Photo of Knapp85


4.18/5  rDev +8%

This beer poured out as a reddish colored brew, definitely not something a Witbier typically looks like. The head was white with a good retention to and a light lacing. The smell of the beer is unique, I was picking up some kind of cinnamon notes in there as well as the sweet malts and maybe a few other subtle herbal notes. The taste was on the sweeter side, It has some light spice there as well with a dry finish to it. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, very smooth and gently carbonated. Overall it was a really good brew, probably one of my favorites from this brewery so far. I felt this was more like a Winter Warmer than a Wit though. I would drink this beer again if the price was right. It was pretty pricey for what you get I think but still worth a try at least once.

11-07-2012 22:01:50 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Brabander


4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

I got this beer from my buddy Leon, Basica, when he was in Holland a few weeks ago. Thanks for this bottle Leon. This is my first Japanse beer i guess!

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks good but it is strange for a witbeer. Fluid like cloudy tea and a lightbrown head with some lacing after a while. No carbonation visible.

Good smell of some koriander. Taste is dito. This is a good brew for a sundayafternoon. Not very much carbonation in the mouth. Thanks again Leon!

10-21-2012 16:28:32 | More by Brabander
Photo of JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-16-2012 23:08:46 | More by JRod1969
Photo of madtrixter787


3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

Finally broke this out of the beer fridge. Poured into Allagash Coolship glass. Nice head, fades fast. Nice amber hue, not what I expecte from a so called "witbier". Not too sure that label is correct. Drinks like a sweet dubbel of some sort. Lots of caramel and candied sugars flavors. May be just a bit too sweet for my liking, but in no ways a bad beer. Glad I was able to snag a bottle of someone making the best of a shitty situation.

10-06-2012 01:51:31 | More by madtrixter787
Photo of Oakenator


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Appearance is reddish-amber. Pours with a nice head. Little lacing left on the glass but 20 minutes later some head lingers on the edge of the beer around the glass. Carbonation is finer bubbles and results in a creamy texture. Smells of blood orange or tangerine and alcohol is present. Taste is a strong candy flavor. Mis-classified and the result is closer to a Belgian style.

09-07-2012 01:24:05 | More by Oakenator
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottle opened on 8.10.12.

A - Pours a dark cloudy orange with a thin light tan head that never really fades.

S - Sweet candy, toast.

T - Sweet carmely, bready-toast, some metallic tastes as well.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Sweet, some metal flavors. Did I just drink a radioactive beer? We will see.

08-14-2012 03:42:50 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of corby112


3.25/5  rDev -16%

Pours a dark copper color with golden orange edges and a two finger yellowish-beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Earthy, musty aroma with sweet malts, lactic funk and vinous dark fruit. Smells like a BSDA/barley wine hybrid and nothing about it resembles a witbier. Some grassy hops along with hints of leather, caramel and toffee followed by grape, raisin and dark berries.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a very odd combination of flavors. Tart and vinous with some lactic funk, sweet makes, zesty spice and vinous fruit. Faint acetic solvent character butnit doesn't affect th flavor too much. Slightly earthy, leathery with hints of caramel and toffee as well as some peppery spice, raisin, grape, fig and other dark fruits. Slightly medicinal with a lingering syrupy finish but it's still decently drinkable. Very strange tasting beer.

07-25-2012 05:24:55 | More by corby112
Photo of hippiasrex

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-24-2012 21:25:53 | More by hippiasrex
Photo of bconsidine


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2012 20:11:24 | More by bconsidine
Photo of Hanzo


4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-21-2012 01:05:20 | More by Hanzo
Photo of guezarka


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-16-2012 00:26:11 | More by guezarka
Photo of JohnK17


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-12-2012 15:33:51 | More by JohnK17
Photo of nimrod979


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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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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2012 08:04:26 | More by quilty
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-25-2012 01:31:18 | More by beeruser
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

06-25-2012 00:21:49 | More by ithinkimasofa
Photo of 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-22-2012 02:46:11 | More by fiedler84
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-21-2012 04:09:35 | More by QuentinCall
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

06-17-2012 02:07:30 | More by BugTownPub
Photo of yamar68


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
Photo of womencantsail


3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

The pour is almost copper in color with a white head (maybe a little off-white). A really interesting aroma. Strong banana with a fair amount of spices to it as well. Lots of sweet bread and maybe a light ester quality (apple?). The flavor does have a light tartness to it, but it’s really just more of a typical Belgian style flavor. Banana and spices are prominent, as is the bread and maybe some yeast flavor, too.

06-13-2012 16:42:18 | More by womencantsail
Photo of megahurts4


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.

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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-04-2012 09:23:57 | More by klipper
Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
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