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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Anbai AleHitachino Nest Anbai Ale
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3.88/5
Very Good
168 Ratings
Hitachino Nest Anbai AleHitachino Nest Anbai Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anbai literally means “Salty Plum” and the word is also used to describe the stat of taste and flavor. Ii Anbai means “just right”!

Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale is brewed based on the high alcohol version (7%) of the siganture beer Hitachino Nest White Ale, infused with locally grown green sour plum (ume), and finished up with a pinch of Japanese sea salt (moshio). The balance of sourness, bitterness, comes from the plum and subtle saltiness, great umami taste of the sea salt is “Ii Anbai - just right!”

Added by JAHMUR on 12-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,180
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
168
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by Zraly:
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy straw under a 1” quickly dissipating white foam collar. S: Topical fruit, stone fruit, spice with moderately low bread crumbs. T: Has a big fruit palate. Starts with lightly sweet, lightly salted plum and ends with a fruity bitterness with a light tart touch. Has a medium light malt background. F: Medium to medium light body and medium carbonation. O: A very drinkable and interesting beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%

On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL).
Slighty hazy amber body with a weak head.
Mildly funky and fruity aroma; moderately floral.
Flavor. Medium-low tartness and bitterness; lightly salty. Interesting, with an unexpected slight funk.

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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Auraan
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly leaving little lacing. Quite nice looking. Scents of fruity esters, ume plums, salt water and apricot. Very nice, crisp and inviting, not overly complex, but very reminiscent of umeboshi. Taste begins with flavors of apricot, ume plum and a nice fruity sourness. In the middle sourness increases and a pleasant undercurrent of salt water appears. The finish is sour ume plum, salt water and a hint of grainy malt. Aftertaste is sour with grainy malt and salty undertones. A very refreshing flavor that combines ume a and other fruit flavors with salt and sour and a hint of grain. Very well done. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a wet, juicy feel. Very light and refreshing. Excellent. Overall this is an excellent ale, though I cannot rightly compare it to other goses. What it is, is a nice, refreshing ale with a nice, uniquely Japanese flavor. I recommend it.

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samtrillo
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of trentbent
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well gotdamn! If anyone can make plum liquor it's the Japanese, says I upon ordering this. It's delish!

A- cloudy straw brown that picks up the light well.

S- the first and possibly only smell I get is ocean salt. It's sharp and short and would probably be nice if it weren't raining outside, but I don't want to smell the ocean right now. This beer is laughing at me.

T- this beer shines on flavor. It's the beer it is with plum and salt. It tastes like that. It tastes like a privilege. Good.

M- balanced, salty.

O- my wife tasted this beer and just said it tastes weird. Anyway. I like it. It's sour sweet and salty. Give it a try if you are fortunate enough to come across this unique brew from what must be Japan's most prestigious craft brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Treyliff
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap

A- pours a hazy golden with a small creamy white head, good retention, leaving some lacing behind

S- sweet plumb aroma up front with notes of toasted wheat, salty

T- on of the sweeter goes that I've tried, the plumbs are really prominent and refreshing, salty mid-palate with a crisp toasted wheat finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- a different take on the style that is sweet, salty and refreshing

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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color is a cloudy yet stable glow of darkened yellow with a dense foam for a crown.

The aroma seemed to be more wheat, straw, barnyard, pepper, yeasts and a dark fruit I would suspect to be plum.

The flavor is strong on the wheat malt with a dry straw or wheat grain. The plum is evident but very subtle; so subtle as to add little fruitiness at all.

The feel is dry with moderate carbonation, smooth and light.

The beer is good as I enjoy the wheat flavor but the wheat may be too good and washed away the plum.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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