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: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,720
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,590
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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Ratings: 1,590 |  Reviews: 564
Photo of WoodBrew
3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried the Hitachino at Montanos in Roanoke. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is not leaving any lace. ....and lots of settlement. The scent had floral hop hints. The taste was floral potpourri like. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of davelem
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of k3ve
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sephyrott
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

murky orange and fledling white head, appropriate but not a beauty
Smell is mainly peppery with some orange notes and wheat things
Taste is more towards orange peel, the aromatic oils part not the piff or bitterness, some tartness probably from the wheat
drinks smooth and refreshing
Great take on witbier, not traditional but still classic

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Photo of BlackVeg
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mix_Master_Mike
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Slightly off gold-yellow with a thin white head
Smell: Straw and lemon, herbal and grassy, light breadyness
Taste: Excellent balance between the malt and the floral, slightly muted hop profile. Very soft, subtle bread and baked taste.
Feel: Medium heavy mouthfeel for such a light colored beer. Super smooth carbonation. A bit on the slicker side.
Overall: Definitely going to be a classic in my books.

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Photo of adamhdg
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this straight from the bottle. Interesting citrus notes with some vanilla. Easily and quickly drank. Nice but can get cheaper beers for the same quality.

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Photo of Eddie_Kobane
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little pricey for what it is but it is ffom Japan so.....pretty nice beer. Don't think I drank it in Japan at all though. Should have, but didn't see it.

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Photo of MoeFukkah
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Houborg1
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBen5
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dazka
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Determined419
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J30wang
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very pleasant, very crisp and perfect refreshing balance of a white ale done Japanese--clean cut. Orange/citrus on the nose, pours a golden yellow w/ minimal head--separates it from the comparable UFO.

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

Photo of thayne
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light with a short fruity finish. Easy to drink. Nice white fluffy cap.

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Photo of ptykozoon
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dense peach haze. Lasting cap.

Apricot, citrus - orange, very dense fruit. Light earth notes, zesty.

The taste is immediately satisfying. Sweet pineapple. Dried fruit. A dash of salt and pepper. Vanilla sweetness. Dry oak.

The mouthfeel has a velvety texture, smooth, delicious. ABV tastes around 4.5% . Dry yet soft and delicate. Good light non-intrusive carbonation.

This is a damn good beer. One of the best lighter beers I've had. Hell one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,590 ratings