Hitachino Nest White Ale
Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
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From:
Kiuchi Brewery
 
Japan
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,938
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 11.82%
Reviews:
607
Ratings:
1,106
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2022
Added:
Nov 13, 2001
Wants:
  252
Gots:
  366
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
Notes: None
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Reviewed by wanmei_xiatian

2.95/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Not my style. I am not sure why it gets such a high rating. I got it a while ago in a fancy sushi restaurant. It's mediocre, light and nothing special.
Taste: a unpleasant combination of orange flavor and sweetness. And it somehow tastes like rice wine.
Nov 09, 2022
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look :- Medium hazy , golden,short lived large whit head.

Smell:- Malt , citrus , wheat .

Taste :- Wheat , malt , nice sweet- bitter balance , citrus , slight herbs.

Mouth feel:- Fizzy and mouth coating .

Overall:- Tasty , a really good example of its type .
Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straw yellow in color with a half inch of off white on top and with a somewhat hazy complexion. The aroma is of pale wheat and faint coriander. I’m tasting a blend of pale wheat and coriander. The mouth is light, crisp, and smooth.
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by eluvah from New York

Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by KameHouse

Aug 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
350mL can marked H.20.07 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours hefe-hazy in a soft, light yellow color with nearly white head which disappeared almost immediately. There was some pretty sediment on the second pour. The aroma is mild with bitter orange, coriander and wheat. The taste is semisweet coriander, wheat malt and a hint of orange peel. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, good version of a witbier. Scored to the BA average as the can is old and I'm not a big fan of the style.
Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a bottle. Clear golden color with a half inch of white foam. Floral aroma. Light body. Tastes of wheat, orange, and ginger. Enjoyable, but not sure I would rate it as high as it is. Bottle dated 2022.02.
Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Hophazzard from California

May 29, 2022
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Rated by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rating is ~ 2 years after I had it.
May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Unknown vintage; drank 3/12/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through pale yellow appearance with tiny khaki detritus visible.

An even pour yielded a small white head; minimal lace.

Soft wheat, mild ginger & a faint skunky note in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Wheat & mild ginger flavors up front; dry yeast notes on the finish.

Slight flavors & a bit off (perhaps this is old?), but drinkable.
Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Fruity and spicy yeast up front along with some lighter wheat and floral undertones

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the fruity and spicy yeast notes, followed by the wheat and floral notes. Finishes with lingering spicy yeast notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very nice white ale that really starts and ends with the yeast influence. Super easy to drink. Worth checking out
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by GeEDirt from France

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Très belle couleur, pas fan des blanches d'habitude mais très raffraichissante et très vive dans les bulles qui pétillent sèchement dans la bouche. Les bulles se marient très bien avec un piment ou bien un cornichon mariné dans du piment
Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It pours a hazy pale golden. Some aromatic floral herbs on the nose. I get that traditional wheat character with some clementine and lemongrass. Honestly, I wish I could have had Allagash on draft vs having to have this at the company party bc we didn't have access to draft which is an insulting way to say this was fine.
Dec 16, 2021
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle, served in a tulip glass. Date stamp of H.21.07.P

Appearance: Cloudy pale golden yellow, with a thin white head. Some occasional islands of lacing noted.

Smell: Light citrus aroma, wheat tang and malt.

Taste: Delicate taste initially, with wheat tang, some spices, and a bit of lemon and orange. As it warmed up, the wheat is more noticeable and the orange becomes more zest like (and lemon disappears), but there is also a bit of green apple in this as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Brisk carbonation, very dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A solid witbier, with some definite changes and flavor as it goes from cold/first poured to lingering in the glass. It's almost like two different beers between cold and carbonated and warm and a bit more flat. Still tasty though, and I wouldn't mind having another. Went really well with capellini noodles + sage butter sauce + scallops.
Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by naikwot

3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Allspice & orangey citrus on the nose. Orange & lemon on the palate, some hint of nutmeg comes on the mid palate and finish. A delightful wheat beer with some nice extra earthiness. Don't think I taste any coriander. Light body, low acidity & medium fruitiness.
Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by Kam from North Dakota

Aug 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by TheRatCage from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: hazy light apricot gold. Bubbly one finger head that quickly disappears to just rim the edge of the glass. No noticeable lacing.

S: citrus foremost, orange and lemon. Some clove and spice.

T: Again citrus foremost, especially orange. Some clove, coriander, pepper in there. Little bitterness right at the end from hops and carbonation.

F: lighter bodied but with a lot of carbonation.

O: A straightforward witbier. Light and refreshing with a heavy citrus and a little bitterness on the end. I think I prefer it to allagash white.
Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by cauchysequence from Maryland

Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jun 12, 2021
 
Rated: 2.94 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Holy moly that was a lot of foam !! Nice refreshing beer. Slightly bitter, citrus flavors. Delicate spices, it's there but subtle. This is good, I'd have it again.
May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of oranges, lemon, wheat, corriander, flowers and herbal and earthy hops.
The flavour is dry and fruity some slight acidic notes. Nice fruity feel especially of oranges allong with spices in the taste. The finish is slightly bitter with notes of floral and herbal hops. Prickly mouthfeel with a medium carbonation and a light body. A well made and enjoyable witbier. Really refreshing.
May 28, 2021
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Reviewed by simonrgilbert57 from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25
Overall a really great beer. Looks like a fairly classic wheat beer with that light unfiltered hue. Not much smell. Taste is exquisite: spices and dry hops really come out in the middle and have a nice finish. However, it is much too carbonated, which really takes away from the overall experience. So close to a great beer.
May 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2015: 11.2 fl. oz. bottle, from Vinmonopolet. BB date 01.2014. ABV is 5%. Golden colour, only slightl hazy (some sediment remained in the bottle), moderate to low white head. Moderate aroma of coriander, nutmeg and orange peel. Fairly refreshing flavour, medium dry, wheaty with notes of coriander, nutmeg and some orange peel / citrus. Pleasant to drink - I have a somewhat fresher bottle too, but this one seemed to have kept well. Might buy again.
May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by imperiousbanana from Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this beer. Contra most of the reviews here, I actually found it in a can. A local beer monger had it in their cooler in an interesting folded-cardboard 4pack. To be totally honest, the packaging is what got me to pull the trigger as I'm not normally a fan of wheat beers.

Look - I mean I guess the packaging has to be part of that right? But the beer itself was a light orange, a bit hazy.
Smell - Pretty much what I would have expected out of a white ale. Some spice, a bit of citrus if you're really looking for it.
Taste - So, like I said, I'm not actually a huge fan of wheat beers, so I'll try to be fair. The can I got said it was brewed with "coriander nutmeg, orange peel and fresh orange juice" and you can definitely get the citrus tang if you're looking for it. The spice profile is a bit much for me, you get the coriander and nutmeg at the start and then the citrus comes in. Small notes of bitterness towards the very end.
Feel - Some fizz, no real aftertaste as such.
Overall - I could see this being a really refreshing (to me) take on a wheat beer if they dialed up the orange like 20% and dialed the spice down like 10%. Something nice to sip on during a hot day, almost like a west coast IPA. At the same time, the 4 pack I got was like $20, so for that price point, probably not worth it to buy again.
Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, golden/orange appearance with a small off white head and little lacing. Spicy aroma with a good dose of orange zest and lemon. Tart, dry, herbal, spicy taste with some wheaty flavors below deck. Medium-to-light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a dry short lived finish.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Feb 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
pint bottle bomber dated Oct 20

pours a hazy red-tinged straw body with an excited chalk-white foamed head that has low retention and leaves no lacing as it settles to a halo

aroma is an earthy shade of orange tinged-hop, spice (coriander & nutmeg, as advertised), and sweet wheat

taste follows that nose pretty straight forward. very orange centric, very earthy, with spiced notes intermittent that funk it up a bit. the nutmeg is an interesting nod.

moderately high carbonation and a medium-light body; it's juicy, smooth, soft, slightly pillowy. finishes with a low-key earthy bitterness.

overall:
very well balanced wheat beer that gets funky with the orange juice. as stated, the spice spread was an interesting choice and helps it stand out more; the nutmeg puts an kind of rustic spin on the style that was unexpected. this is one of those instances where you can just taste a higher quality in what you're drinking.
Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Nov 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.2 by AustinRT from Texas

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 08, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has orange peel, coriander and nutmeg hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced coriander, orange peel and nutmeg flavor
A light bodied very well carbonated beer
A good Witbier
Oct 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.06 by pyoung9348 from Texas

Sep 25, 2020
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