Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
BA SCORE
82.7%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 1,553 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
Ranking:
#2,398
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
1,553
Liked:
1,284
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
11.79%
Alströms:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
309
Trade:
2
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Photo of BethanyB
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A cloudy yellow, with a snow-white head that positively glitters in the light. The bubbles are tight and tiny at first, then relax to form round, uniform beads. A truly beautiful beer.

Smell: Remarkably floral notes mix well with a summery pineapple and apricot punch. A bready foundation comes through as the beer warms.

Taste: While bitterness is absent, there is a strong floral hop taste that makes me feel as if I'm drinking honeysuckle perfume. The pineapple that I was looking forward to after smelling the beer is, unfortunately, nowhere to be found, and the apricot fades into a quick spritz of lemon. Fortunately, a light clove-like flavor brings a bit of welcome complexity. Although the taste is altogether enjoyable in spite of the aforementioned disappointments, it's also strangely faint, as if a small group of ghostly esters is just floating across the top of the glass.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation, with a pleasant effervescent quality.

Overall: Not how I remembered this beer. I remember thinking it was absolutely lovely...but that was years ago. The floral character is fascinating, but the lemon soda water flavor that goes along with it is not. I could smell and gaze at this beer all day, but I would rather taste another.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JWeldon
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle into tulip @38F

A: pours straw with a thin, brief white head

S: green grass, citrus, floral notes, apricot, pear, apple

T: same as smell, with a delicate hoppy-fruity finish

M: light-bodied with medium carb, little malt and a great dry/lightly bitter finish

O: Complex, well balanced and delicious! It’s like wine in beer’s clothing. It’s like drinking in the most refined aspects of a garden, orchard and wheat field all togther. I love it, and it’s a definite do-over. Wow.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ckollias
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 12oz bottle out of a porter glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a slight white head that disappears quickly into no lace or trail.

S: Not a huge nose here – slightly citrus and hoppy.

T: Crisp and tart wheat flavor with a middle citrus hop middle and finishes on the dry side of tangy.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Interesting brew – worthy of a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 82.7% out of 100 with 1,553 ratings
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