Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
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Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery

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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Lovely turbid pale golden pour with 2-finger fluffy white head on this. Noce aroma of hopcitrus and spices up front, including cloves and orange zest. The palate is extremely smooth, with the aforementioned hop-citrus, clove, and orange zest flavors, and the beer picking up some apparent palate heft and complexity as it warms up a little and the flavors marry a bit. This one is great Beer from Kiuchi Brewery!

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

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.

O- more complex than most witbiers I have tried, but the price ($6 for a 12 oz) would keep me from trying again. It was good, so I don't feel it was a waste, though.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,579 ratings