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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia
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BA SCORE
87
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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05-29-2013 14:06:27 | More by kjkinsey
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-06-2013 03:25:26 | More by Texasfan549
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-05-2014 04:05:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

01-23-2013 02:40:58 | More by JAHMUR
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-18-2014 04:20:31 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

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!

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-08-2013 06:31:46 | More by Hanzo
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

04-10-2013 01:11:29 | More by LambicKing
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

10-01-2013 23:53:16 | More by kbrown
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-10-2013 18:36:51 | More by innominat
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-25-2013 21:28:15 | More by C-Dog
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Pours a dense, foamy white head that has excellent retention and laces readily. A great, bright (lemon) citrus aroma; this smells absolutely amazing. Radiant gold color; crystal clear. Starts with a lemon-citrus hop bitterness; a flash of grainy hop. This intensifies to a medium bitterness, with the citrus flavors intensifying in tandem. Dry finish as the citrus hop bitterness lingers.

This is really, really good. I love this one. It's a fascinating hop adventure, and I can't recommend it enough. Kiuchi Brewery makes some consistently wonderful brews.

09-02-2014 02:08:12 | More by TheSSG
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Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

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Sweden

4/5  rDev +1%

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Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

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Texas

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New York

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

08-31-2012 21:08:50 | More by Heritage02Rider
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-30-2014 18:41:17 | More by JFear
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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia from Kiuchi Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.