Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
1,556 Ratings
Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of citrus/orange with some hints of spices (coriander and clove). Very inviting and it smells very refreshing.

T: Follows the smell but the citrus/orange flavor is more pronounced. The citrus/orange flavor is balanced nicely with the wheat flavor and the spice hints (coriander and clove).

M: Light bodied with light amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very refreshing, very enjoyable, and very easy to drink, I have had this beer many times over the years, enjoy it, and will likely continue to drink it. I find the taste and the style very sessionable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Breaks all preconceived notions about Japanese beer!

My friend sends me a pic via whatsapp while I'm @bevmo and wants 6. At $6/sm bttl I get 2.

Especially yummy with a seafood dinner.

Pours out cloudy into a tulip glass.
Yellow straw colored...lemon/citrus in the left nostril, dry Wit on
the right

Refreshing lemon creame flavor, slightly sour with a great balance.
Goes down soo easy. Light carbonation.

A must for the beer connoisseur

Will get more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Light golden to very slightly hazy yellow colour topped off with a foamy, white head that lasts about thirty seconds before turning bubbly and then to a thin lacing around the top of the beer with some visible carbonation but not a lot.

Orange peel and coriander dominate to begin with along with some nice spice and pepper notes. It is sweet and fresh smelling with touches orange and citrus throughout. Very summery and refreshing on the nose but not strong although it does begin to open up after a few minutes.

As expected the taste is much like the smell with a fair amount of orange and citrus up front intermingled with some good spicy notes and a helping of coriander. Some more fruity citrus notes are mixed with good herbal ones making a very well balanced beer.

Excellent on the palate. There is plenty of carbonation without the gas that usually comes with it, and this is backed up with a good balance of flavours and a crisp, refreshing feel to it. The body is light medium and went down a treat.

An outstanding beer and incredibly well balanced beer with plenty of spice. Although not affecting my review of the beer, this one certainly wasn't on the cheap side and that is the only reason I probably won't have the opportunity to try this one all to often but it was worth every penny.

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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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