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Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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4.07/5
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1,556 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,414
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
1,556
pDev:
11.79%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass

A = a pleasantly hazy light gold with a pillowy white head

S = yeasty and wheaty, apricots and coriander, very floral and citrusy

T = honey, ginger, lemon and orange peel, coriander and peppery spices, shot of apple juice

M = creamy with moderate carbonation

O = One of the best beers I've ever had, and a very good wit

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I suck at giving reviews so I will keep this brief, Kiuchi Brewery has been one of my favorite breweries since discovered them many years ago and I am blessed to have a place 5 minutes from where I live that carry quite a few varieties. The White Ale is my absolute favorite ale. Thank GOD no one else buys them from the store I frequent!! Serve cold in a pint glass and enjoy!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous cloudy yellow with a three finger fluffy white head that stuck around and left a bit of lacing as I drank the beer. True to style and very attractive. Scents of orange peel, which is quite pronounced, grainy wheat, sweetness, chamomile, allspice and clove, fruity and yeasty esters, incredibly complex for a witbier and extremely pleasant. Taste begins with yeasty wheat bread, moving into citrus peel, slight peppery spiciness, herbal hops, and finishing with wheat cracker and a strong graininess. Aftertaste is yeasty and grainy with some herbal notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, with a nice yeasty feel present as well. Overall it's an amazing witbier with a depth of complexity in it's aroma that no other witbier I've had has reached, and and an excellent flavor hitting the wibier style with a nice herbal hop character that adds some complexity there as well, the mouthfeel is standard for the style but good. It's just a fantastic witbier, with an excellent complexity to it, and it's just plain pleasant to drink. Well worth it's $5 price tag. An excellent craft beer out of Japan

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze and a finger of frothy white foam. Not bad!

Smell: very floral, wheaty aroma with a fair amount of raw grain in the mix. Floral elements include hints of lavender and chamomile, which are nice. Maybe not traditional, but not bad at all.

Taste: the flavor starts off smooth with some of the grainy edge taken off the aroma, but unfortunately that edge starts to work its way through. Smooth and floral up front, but there is a little harshness toward the end. Frankly, I'm not a fan of that aspect.

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Overall: this beer has some great stuff in it, as well as some annoying flaws. Without the harsh graininess, this might be in the running among my favorite witbiers. Unfortunately, it's just a little too rough for my taste.

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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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