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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia
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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Nipponia is brewed using the revived Japanese breed of Kanego Golden barley which was first developed in 1900, along with another strain of hops called 'Japanese-bred Sorachi Ace'. Nipponia is a delightfully golden coloured beer with citrus edge and complex and lingering taste."

Malt: Kaneko Golden
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Alcohol Vol: 6.5%
Color: Golden Yellow

Won a Bronze Medal at the Australian International Beer Awards 2012 in category 5D "Other International Style Lager Packaged".

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 07-26-2012)
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Cask Republic.

A: Very slightly hazed straw-colored body under a delicate head of ultra-fine white foam. Ok retention, spotty lace. Not bad at all.

S: Whoa, that's a little crazy. Ginger, lemongrass, juniper, and lime. Very herbal, citrusy, and fragrant. Really delightful.

T: Huh. Different here, with some cotton candy and marzipan sweetness ahead of some bready malt and a lemony, mildly bitter finish. A little too heavy on the aftertaste. Sweeter than I'd like, but tasty.

M: Medium body, nice creamy carbonation. Good.

O: Fascinating beer, and I can only imagine that if the keg hadn't been tapped for a week already it would have been crisper and more like the amazing aroma.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 01:45:37 | More by woosterbill
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Virginia

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Appearance-Light gold, little hazy, 1 finger white head

Aroma- Um huh, very different almost like a belgian pale, fruity esters, pear, river rocks, some herbal citrus hop notes.

Flavor- Pear, deep malt, nicely balanced, herbal hops, There is also stuff going on here I'm not sure I know a good descriptor for. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, good carb, no real alcohol present.

Overall-There are a lot of things going on in here. Not sure its really an American imperial Pilsner, but its very tasty. Would recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

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New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was given a .5l bottle of this to try, seeing as I work for a Japanese based company. The bottle is black insinuating a very dark beer, but after pouring into a german hefe styled glass was shown a very hefe colored and cloudyish beer. Very interesting indeed. My wife noticed it first, but the beer has a bit of flotsam in it. Most likely due to a nonfiltering pass. This does not seem to hamper the overall score as I have no fear of the unfiltered beers. The smell is represetative of a German hefeweisen, as is the color. The taste however is a bit bitey for lack of a better term. It hits the tast buds hard and strong, but goes away with no lingering aftertaste. I would not go searching another, but when available will not avoid it. It is slightly above average and fairly drinkable, but money can be spent on more superior beer.

A: straw colored, unfiltered hefeweisen looking
S: similar to a wheat beer smell. Good smell.
T: it hits hard and strong with no lingering aftertaste
M: same as above...
D: I could drink more than one.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 21:08:50 | More by Heritage02Rider
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia from Kiuchi Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.