Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,543
Reviews:
557
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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224
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305
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which has some retention and a few traces of lacing. The head is almost cotton white but has a slight hint of yellow. The body is a hazy pale golden straw which turns an orange yellow when held up to the light. Lots of floaties.

Nose- Initially, pretty subtle. The most dominant note I get is a clean lemon with a hint of spiciness. Obligatory coriander and a whiff of orange peel. Some slight funkiness from the orange peel noticed.

Taste- The nose, so far, is very much represented in the flavor profile and is, thankfully, stronger than the nose but not by much. Clean lemon, coriander, and orange peel as well. Orange peel mostly on the finish matched with a slight woody bitterness. Notes of regular orange as well. I would prefer this to be a bit spicier but perhaps it has not opened up enough. Some spicy yeast on the finish but definitely not as much as other wits I've had. The citrus elements are very nice though.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied that feels fuller because of slight pulp from the floaties. Nice zip of carbonation.

Drinkability- Very easygoing. Crisp and refreshing. Perfect beer for a summer's day. At 5 bucks a pop, I probably wouldn't buy again though.

Overall- A good beer, I only wish it represented the style better. It would be closer to a 4 if it were a little spicier but right now, it's closer to a 3.75.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jayman931
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled poured into snifter

a- hazy creme golden color

s- nice light citrus almost lemon note...wheat....

t- little sour...spiced taste....nice wheat finish...light and crisp

m- light moutheel...tingley(think from carbonation)

o- I enjoyed it....not my favorite style of beer but this is very good...recommend it

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

A: Clouded straw with a dissipating white head.

S: Floral with notes of coriander, orange squash and nutmeg.

T: Oh, nice and bitter. What a surprise. Getting the infused nutmeg at the back. Sharp and tart with an orange squash flavour. Very little coriander, unlike from what I was getting from the nose. Not bready but still has a malt base of sorts. Has a very slight bacon/meat flavour.

O: Hoegaarden and Blue Moon put me off witbier for years but a mate bought one of these for me and I've found it very refreshing.

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4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with a two finger head with good retention.
Aroma of flowers, citrus and a hint of bile (?).
Very different and original taste, flavor of expensive white wine. Very acid and with an elegant sourness and some floral and herbal hops. Notes of lemon, orange peel and condiments. Very dry aftertaste with a residual citrus lemon note.
Medium body with good effervescent carbonation.
This was a quite pleasant surprise, very original and refreshing. Differs from Belgian wittier given its sourness and the predominant green grapes taste. You got to try it.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bottle into a semi-conic glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Best-by Dec. 5, 2013 (I think). Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white creamy head with relatively rapidly eroding retention. Hangs around as thin, clear lacing and white floaters. Golden color with high clarity and active carbonation. Excellent looking witbier.

S- I'm getting the wheat, the coriander, some citrusy notes and some sweetness. I can;t quite pinpoint what citrus I'm smelling, but it's certainly a fruity, zesty little beer. Attractive aroma.

T- Has the citrus that it should, but the spices and underlying Belgian-style yeasts keep it earth and less dramatic. Has good flavor, not incredibly detailed, but good.

M- Medium bodied, slightly creamy with a grainy, wet finish.

O- One of the best Wits I have had. Not great, but I'm not a big fan of the style.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,543 ratings.
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