Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,547
Reviews:
557
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
304
For Trade:
2
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4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass

A: Poured a hazy yellow color with about 1/2 a fingers worth of white foamy head, that settled pretty quickly to a ring with a little lacing.

S: Smells wonderful, full of citrus, yeast, coriander, nutmeg and a little spicy pepper.

T: The taste is just as wonderful as the smell.... Lemon zest is coming though first, followed by coriander, nutmeg and a little pepper.... I'm getting a little yeast at the finish.

M: Strangely medium bodied, but with a crisp lively carbonation, very refreshing yet smooth finish.

O: This is a very nice wit, fits the style to a T... Worth looking out for...

This is my first beer from Kiuchi and I must say it will not be my last.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a cloudy golden yellow color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer has a nice floral and citrusy aroma to it with the fresh wheat aromas on the nose. The taste of the beer has some interesting lemon flavors to it with the subtle wheat coming through in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is nicely carbonated and light bodied. A refreshing brew for sure. Overall this beer isn't bad. I feel it's a little hyped up but maybe that's just me.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle, Poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance: A thin, white head, no bigger than half a finger, forms on the immediate pour. This quickly dissipates into a nice foam over the top of the beer. Hazy and golden in color, this is a perfect looking white ale. About a 6 SRM.

Scent: Coriander is the first thing that hits my nose. Definitely has the spiciness of a traditional Belgian Wit. There is a bit of citrus towards the end, no doubt from some orange peel. The aroma carries a fantastic wheat scent that doesn't overwhelm the nose and works perfectly with the spice.

Taste: This beer is unmistakably a wheat ale. Definitely some wheat flavors on the front followed by hint of citrus. As the beer sits in your mouth there is a very slight acidity. On the finish you get the spiciness followed by a hint of bitterness, both from the hops and the orange peel.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth on the mouth with a light body. Upon hitting the tongue you immediately feel the high levels of carbonation dancing in your mouth. The effervescence complements the spices perfectly.

Overall: I've had a few White Ales cross my palate and I've become disappointed by anything outside of Belgium. American White Ales are lacking the warm, spicy flavors that are typically associated with a Belgian Wit. Most American Whites I try are very light in body and taste. This Japanese White Ale has reassured me that I don't need to stick with the Belgians to get a quality White Ale.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/yellow color. A large white head rises to over two fingers with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind as the foam finally recedes to a cap.
S: Like the Hefeweizen, there is a large peppery spice that hits the nose with force. Zesty, slightly tart lemon, and a great minty aroma. Everything is well incorporated.
T: Follows the nose with a large peppery spice along with some earthy yeast. Plenty of that zesty, tart lemon as well as a great minty flavor. I like it.
M/D: A medium body that is just a bit under carbonated. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

I don't know why it has taken me so long to try this. I see it in a lot of places a travel to, just never pulled the trigger. A very nice Wit, and one I will not neglect to purchase in the future.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,547 ratings.
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