Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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90
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1,530 Ratings
Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,530
Reviews:
551
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
298
For Trade:
2
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Photo of callmescraps
2.82/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Grabbed this for the lady friend. She didn't end up drinking it. I did.

Appearance- Not starting well. A pale light gold. More yellow. Looks more like an adjunct lager, with a couple floaties as well. Full inch of big soapy head disappears in a moment. Looks like a Bud with floaters. Ugh.

Smell- Lots of wheat. Lemon peel and citrus as well. A nice yeast. Wet hay. There is a touch of lemon Pledge.

Taste- Starts with lemon and citrus. It then gets quite sweet and grainy. There is a cotton-candy like sweetness. Lots of grain and artificial lemon. A hint of pepper and spice on the end. Definitely some nutmeg.

Mouthfeel- A nice light carbonation.

Drinkability- Too sweet and artificial. Like a Lemonhead beer. Followed by plenty of spice. No thanks.

Ugh. Very disappointing. I hated their Red Rice, and don't think highly of this one. I probably spared the lady friend from a lousy experience. Didn't seem to be a bad bottle, just not my style. No thanks, I'll just grab a Blue Moon next time. (Ouch). I do, however, love their bottles.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
2.83/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with lots of floaties- not hazy like other wits, but floaties particles. Very unusual. Has a medium sized white head that collapses immediately, even though there's a lot of carbonation. Aroma has wit-style floral, yeast , and coriander notes. Herbal/coriander aroma is much stronger than in other wits I have had- to the point of being very distracting. The flavor follows through the aroma- I do not care for it beacuse it seems to be a one-note spice flavor. The mouthfeel is clean and light, but I was happy when I finshed it.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
2.84/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

It is nice and clean

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Photo of thebigredone
2.91/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bought a bottle that unfortunately was a year old. Taste is somewhere between a white ale and a Heineken, some minor fruity flavors masked by a skunky diacetyl. Kinda pissed I paid $5 for this beer, I'll have to find a fresher one.

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Photo of IntriqKen
2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A Witbier from Japan? Hmmmm...let's see.
Pours a cloudy pale lemony-orange color with a white head that disappears almost immediately. Lots of little floaties in this pour.
Aroma is mild orange or corriander.
Taste lightly corriander and orange with some very dry biscuit malt in there and only a hint of spiciness on the tail end.
Mouthfeel is WAY too much carbonation...even for this style. My mouth almost feels like it is foaming rather than merely a nice sharp carbonated tingle.
Aftertaste is very drying with a touch of lemon pepper.

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Photo of Wmarks55
2.96/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of david18
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of wiescins
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robyn
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of KBJ2903
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Piason
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of afrothunder
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,530 ratings.
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