Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
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Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,069
Reviews:
571
Ratings:
1,616
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
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235
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Photo of VictorSage
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from M&S. Really excited to try this one...

L3.5 Light and inviting but with little head
S4 Burnt orange and spices
T3 matches the smell but without much else. Some sweetness or something is needed. Maybe I’m just addicted to hops.
F3.75 good carbonation, clean, lacking depth
O3.5 disappointing. Would legitimately rather have a blue moon!!

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: tangy zesty herbal, tea like notes, orange juice citrus, yeast. Same with the nose. Straw color hue, unfiltered, delicate lace and head. Light body. Unique.

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3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pale, cloudy. You're in Belgium. You're in an owl's nest in an orange tree, surrounded by herb bushes. The spices surge just as the beer's flavor starts to fade. What's left is a shimmering throatfeel that conjures bananas in crates on pirate ships. Or better yet: a monastic way of life in a Medieval Europe. Or even better: the slowness of fermentation in fast-paced Tokyo. Slow enough for a beer, or a prayer, or a deep breath, or a fermentation process done just right. Slow enough for a deep gaze at the moon.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Pale gold with some cloudiness. Pours with 5mm white head that reduces quite quickly to lacing.
S- I get some hoppy notes, plus a touch of citrus akin to mandarin orange.
T- A little spicing, coriander, and I believe white pepper (at first I thought 'Oh no, sourness, but it's not it's the zing of pepper without the taste of it, hence white pepper i/o black).
M- Clean, refreshing, good carbonation in the mouth.
O- The Hitachino Nest beers are very interesting and worth looking out for. They're not cheap in Japan, so don't be surprised at the cost when imported into the UK. Worth it as an occasional treat! Bought from Whole-Foods, London W8. BB 08/19.

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Photo of agiant
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Merticois
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopsohard
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.93/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is a hazy golden yellow, with a finger white head. Aromas consist of orange, coriander, cinnamon, wheat, and tangerine. It smells similar to a spiced fruit pie. Flavors are the same. The feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing.

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4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw orange like color with a thumb length bubbly white head. However, the head retention is not particularly long as per style as it soon dissipates completely.
Aromas of coriander, orange peel and light hints of banana.
The taste has a round wheat flavor, as well as a touch of caramel malt, that emits sweetness. Fruity esters evoke flavors of banana. As per style, there is the taste of orange peel as well as lemon. The middle palate is spicy and peppery, the coriander, in particular, balances the sweetness.
Medium bodied, a bit more on the smooth side than crisp.
Good example of the style.

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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,616 ratings