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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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-24-2012 21:25:53 | More by hippiasrex
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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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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 01:09:38 | More by nimrod979
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-25-2012 01:31:18 | More by beeruser
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

1/5  rDev -74.2%

06-25-2012 00:21:49 | More by ithinkimasofa
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oberon

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 05:32:29 | More by megahurts4
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-04-2012 09:23:57 | More by klipper
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy caramel to dark amber in color. The beer has a half finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a thick film, a thicker patch, and an even thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Slightly sweet smelling with hints of citrus and coriander. Malty with light amounts of dark fruit.

T: Light notes of citrus, some spices, and just a hint of sourness. The beer has a solid malt body with some sweetness including a light presence of dark fruits. Additionally there are hints of banana (esters) and some light caramel notes along with wheat.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but it also really coats the inside of your mouth + tongue.

O: This beer is extremely unique in style, likely due to the story behind why/how it was made - this is an interesting result to the experiment forced upon the brewery. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would recommend others to try it. There is a slight presence of alcohol in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 18:02:04 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disaster beer, pretty good actually. Beer is amber / red and clear with a nice white head, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is interesting, mostly lactic and some malt.

Beer is pretty tart and sour, it is very lactic and succinic. It is nice and odd at the same time, definitely a happy accident. I do enjoy it and might even have it again. The sourness wins overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 15:58:17 | More by drabmuh
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Reddish orange in color, moderate internal carbonation, pours decent lacing, only the slightest bit cloudy

S: Quite fragrant, dried fruit, some lemon zest and coriander, nice citrus, some herbal elements, touch of alcohol, very pleasant

T: Very flavorful, identical to the nose, fruity, heavy citrus, coriander, herbal notes, some mint, light alcohol to finish, nice balance

M: Incredibly smooth, very refreshing, light fruit/citrus aftertaste, not drying or overpowering

O: A unique and delicious wit, smooth, fragrant, and flavorful; great marketing but with the beer to back it up

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 00:30:39 | More by MatthewWilde
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-14-2012 18:20:08 | More by kaelingirl
Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.