Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
BA SCORE
4.07/5
1,556 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
Ranking:
#2,410
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
1,556
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
311
Trade:
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Darandos
3.06/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cshaffer
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Castolo
2.86/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mnine
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2018. Purchased a little while back from M&S. Described on the label as a witbier brewed with coriander, orange peel and nutmeg.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden hue with plentiful floating sediment and light carbonation. Produces a small head of white foam that lasts for a moment before collapsing and dissipating.

S: Aroma of subtle earthy yeast with hints of nutmeg, mild peel, faint coriander and pale malt. No hop presence to speak of. Pleasant but very understated.

T: Tastes of light malt with notes of earthy yeast esters, nutmeg, subtle peel, a hint of coriander and faint stewed hops. Very dry, with the most delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and decent body. Aftertaste of earthy yeast, subtle peel/spice and light malt.

O: A reasonable take on a witbier. Lacklustre looks, though the aroma and flavour are rounded and satisfying with well-judged use of spice. Body is OK; perhaps a tad textureless. The lack of carbonation and head detract from the beer, but perhaps I simply got a subpar bottle. Possesses a light, easy-drinking character that is worth sampling.

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Photo of Delbertogrady
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy, yellow to orange, Sparse almost non existent head. Citrus, fruity, spicy aroma. Aroma continues into the taste, being retained pleasantly on the tongue.
Would drink again.

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

Crazy delicious stuff, especially paired with more delicate foods. Totally surprised me at how well balanced and easy-drinking it was, no excessive dryness or sweetness typical of beers of the region, while maintaining a beautiful floral aroma.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a nice looking hazy/cloudy yellow to orange color with a fairly decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The lacing was there and slid right on into the body. The smell had some decent Belgian styled spices with a light coriander, nutmeg, and orange peel. The taste ends up being somewhat sweet and spicy with a nice lightness running all around. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, not a bad witbier, its just a tad above average to me and worthy of having again.

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

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thommo_nk
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like cold pressed apple juice in the glass, no head, medium carbonation, great mouthful.

The beer has real spice and bite to it, almost like a dry ginger beer. The coriander is present and is welcome.

Overall spicy and super-dry.

Classy brew, looking forward to trying more from this brewery

330ml botle poured into Leffe chalice.

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Photo of brymtb
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

....good stuff...hard to find but really good beer....

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber (H16.08) poured into belgian tulip glass.

L - Bright golden yellow body, plenty of bubbles and a tall bright 2 finger head - settles to a 1/3 finger head around the egdes of the glass
S - Actually shares a huge scent profile with many pilsners I have had. However, this brew carries a hint of orange and lemony coriander especially as the beer gets warmer.
T - Very surprising taste of slight sourness like a gose but with loads of orangey fruit flavor and a generous amount of limey/lemoney notes. Very balanced. The finish is very abrupt and clean.
F - Lively carbonation. Bubbly and light beer yet the citrus flavors really give it more depth and thickness in a unique way.

Great beer for a hot day

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Photo of seanw22
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,556 ratings
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