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

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#2,708
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,591
pDev:
11.79%
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4.38
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes:

Appearance: golden hue, slight haze

Aroma: citrus coming through big, particularly orange

Taste & Mouthfeel: very light, crisp, orange flavour; no bitterness; good carbonation and very clean; has pretty good length too

Overall: so refreshing! Perfect for summer and one that just about anyone could appreciate and enjoy

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

Pours hazy golden with a white head that dissipates quickly. There's lots of carbonation present. There's an slight, pleasing aroma of citrus, black pepper and bread. The taste? Wow. It's a pleasing slightly sweet citrus flavor with a creamy texture on the first sip. The black pepper hits you as well as the grain on the way down. All the flavors shine through and are perfectly balanced. The mouthfeel is light to medium and the carbonation aids greatly in the drinkability of this beer. I could see myself buying this again. This is a fantastic beer that I would recommend to anyone who likes a good witbier.

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A- Cloudy golden color. No head whatsoever.

S- Reserved notes showing some orange and pear, some baking spice.

T- Subtle, but pleasant citrus fruit and herbal flavors. Clean, long finish.

M- Light to medium bodied and exceptionally easy to drink. Good carbonation balanced with a soft, almost creamy texture. It leaves the palate fresh and clean.

O- I'd love it if this were a bit less expensive as I would drink it all summer long. I'm impressed with the mouthfeel and texture here above everything else, but this is an excellent example of Witbier.

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Purchased 12 ounce bottle from the Liquor Cabinet in St. Joseph, Michigan. I heard this was one of the best Japanese beers and I wasn't disappointed.

Poured in a tall pilsner glass. Medium-hard pour resulted in a single finger head. Beer was a light golden color and was infused with tiny carbonation bubbles.

This beer has a wonderful citrousy smell. I found myself sniffing this beer over and over again, because it smelled so good.

I knew this was a highly rated Japanese beer when I bought it, but "Wow!" was all I could say when I tasted it. That awesome smell came through in the taste. Near perfect white beer!!!! I'm going to be buying this beer again and again. It will now be my ideal summer white beer.

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A- pineapple yellow with a 1/16" white head and constant carbonation plumes. Head remains throughout and leave a frothy white lacing with every sip.

S- citrus peel, black pepper, fresh-baked wheat bread.

T- citrus hits immediately, transitions to a spicy black pepper and finishes with an almost sweet wheat.

M- the carbonation is present, but not as heavy as it appears it should be. Mouthfeel is thin to medium.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,591 ratings