Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
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4.07/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,451
Reviews:
575
Ratings:
1,625
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
236
Gots:
338
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,625 |  Reviews: 575
Photo of mdzhang
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bshaw22
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Pours orange hazy with a 1 Finger white hade that fades into lacing.
Smell is that of some sort of festive spice with some orange, and then maybe some Belgian yeast. Flavor is orangish with those same spices coming thru. Carbonation is perfect: enough there, but yet soft. This beer went very well with my maki rolls and thai food.

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Photo of aatazebeats
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, served at Sushi By Boū in New York, NY.

Poured from the bottle into a glass by the waiter, it had a light amber color with a creamy white head. Very cloudy in appearance. Complex mixed fruit and spice aroma. Orange, lemon, and coriander stand out in both the aroma and flavor. Wheat malt comes out upon tasting. Very fruity, slightly tart and refreshing. I didn't pick up any of the nutmeg that's listed in the ingredients. Medium-light bodied. I sipped this slowly to make sure it would last the duration of my meal, but could have drunk it much faster. The price tag is on the hefty side for what it is but I had to try this classic beer at least once! In all honesty, you could go with Allagash White at a fraction of the price.

An excellent accompaniment to an omakase sushi lunch, as it was versatile enough to pair with the various types of fish.

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

Photo of Sfpeyo
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love this craft beer. Best to drink when its cold. However, this beer is hard to get!

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

On tap at Kyatchi MPLS... it pours a slight hazed bright yellow color. Smell and taste was herbal and spicy with banana,orange,clove and citrus. Mouth feel was medium with fruity light bitterness,very enjoyable.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L-Pours a straw gold beer with about a one fingered head. The head is frothy and lively. The beer is cloudy in nature. Looks very nice. Some floaters are present–could be an older beer.
S- Nice spice smell, with a slight phenolic upbringing. Maybe some ginger? Definitely some orange.
T- Taste follows the nose. Some ginger, some orange, some other spices I can imagine like clove. Nice phenolic taste. Very Belgian. Very good. Very smooth.
F- Crisp carbonation. It fits okay with this beer.
O- My first beer from Japan. Impressed with it to be honest. They know what they're doing and their mind is clearly in the right direction. Would certainly try this beer again, and would love to try a fresher beer.

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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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Photo of writer917
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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Photo of BeerAndFilm
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

Photo of Vman2381
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of snowmageddon
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

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,625 ratings