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Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

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Clear yet full of flavor. Classified as a Witbier but leans more towards an Ale, as stated by other reviewers. Doesn't have an overly yeasty/bread bouquet instead it gives off lovely and light hints of earthy mushroom and citrus. Some might judge it harsh comparatively to there more established European counterparts. This is a fantastic complement to seafood, preferably crab, scallops and white fish.

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Is this Japanese beer worth the premium price? As compared with Belgian craft? No, I think not, but it's interesting and worth 1 try.

Hitachino White is unlike most WIT beer, more of a pale ale.
a) Pours 1 finger of white head supported by a hazed pale orange body, plenty of sediment Decent lasting and lace.
s) Sports a woody, earthy, floral nose, woody, with citrus and belgian like coriander and spice.
t) Follows the smell. Starts with a citrusy bite, followed by a gentle floral hop that lands nicely with earth, flowers, spice, and cleansing tang. Great with sushi.
f) Light and clean, mid weight, nice finish.

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Poured from a 12 oz glass into a tulip

L: Semi-opaque light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Modest rim of lacing.

S: Delicious... juicy and citrus. Loads of lemon and orange. Light grains.

T/F: Crackery grains... follows the nose with lots of citrus. Lemon, orange, and citrus rind. Grassy... earthy with mild spice (nutmeg, coriander). Light in body... zesty carbonation. Finish is sweet lemongrass.

O: A pretty pleasing witbier. Great citrus flavor... easy drinking... very well made.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,569 ratings
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