Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

BA SCORE
90
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1,534 Ratings
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:
1,534
Reviews:
552
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
301
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,534 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of thebeers
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy light straw yellow with a finger of white foam head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Distinctive lemony, peppery aroma -- nutmeg, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, mild soap. This continues to the taste, where, honestly, it sort of overwhelms. The citrus is extremely strong, the soapiness carries over, too, both a bit too much to my taste. The spice is definitely very present in the taste, too. Pretty strong bitterness mixes with the citrus and soap on the backend.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a fairly prickly mouthfeel.

This is a surprisingly big, in-your-face beer. Super juicy. Glad to try it, but not something I'd come back to often.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear bright gold color with a small white head. The aroma is mild and is mostly light hops and some fruit. The taste is a very nice blend of fruit and spice.

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Photo of yaron73
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear golden in body with white bubbly head. Aroma of floral notes, lemon, grass, and pine. Tastes of lemon, grass, floral notes, some zest, pine. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of jroof1
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephowski
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyCastle
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunman3
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at a local sushi restaurant. From a bottle, the beer is a hazy gold-yellow color. Sweetish with a lot of orange-peel notes. Medium-light in body with a soft mouthfeel. It went very well with a selection of nigiri.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured in a stemmed glass. This paired great with spicy Korean BBQ. The orange juice adds a great balance with the wheat spiciness. Hazy appearance, outstanding witbier.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good wit. The orange zest acidity balance the heavy wheat presence. Its taste goes well with the malted wheat body and the spicyness of the yeast

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

Bottle served at JO2 in Kauai, HI. Hazy yellow, typical witbier appearance. Aroma was not what I was expecting, earthy, funky, bretty. I thought my senses were deceiving me but when I sipped it I got a fantastic brett flavor, funky, lemony, reminiscent of a Jolly Pumpkin beer. Best wit I've ever had.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
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 +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of k3ve
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sephyrott
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.97/5  rDev -2%
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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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,534 ratings.
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