Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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90
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1,542 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:
1,542
Reviews:
557
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
305
For Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TokyoCO
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a goblet at a HUB in Kichijoji, Tokyo.

A: Very cloudy and light colored, not much of a head.

S: Citrus, hops, orange, slight banana, malts.

T: Very interesting, starts out with heavy citrus/floral favors, followed a a fairly strong hop bite, and finishes with malts and something very tasty that I couldn't quite place possible the coriander.

M: Creamy and a slight hop burn.

O: Great beer, very interesting tastes that I don't usually run into. A great change of pace from your everyday American beers.

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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dull yellow glow with 2 fingers of bright white head. Not nearly as much head as one would expect from a wit. lots of ginger and nutty yeast on the nose, dry grain husks, and a bit of citrus fruit.

Creamy body with initial sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Bright fizziness throughout, super super dry wit. lots of ginger with other spicey flavor including clove. Subtle orange flavors with dry grains, faint tart flavor along the mid palate cut but the most delicate hop balance. Finishes dry and smooth. A really good and unique wit, never had one like it before with layers of complex flavors that blend together really well. Yeast imparts a lot to the flavor but only by complimenting the already existing ones in the beer.

a little pricey but damn good and super unique.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. We have here a pale-looking appearance, yet pretty golden for a Witbier, hazy with a white, creamy neck. The aroma emanates oranges, honey, coriander seeds, peper and herbs (more of those than the similarly-wonderful Allagash White).

The flavor brings up the pepper, an expressive orange juice (one of the ingredients here), and a little bit of honey. The body is light, super-refreshing, with a great carbonation. Amazing, wonderful Witbier.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was a great beer that had a 1 finger head that poured into a pint with good lacing.

Smell was spiced nicely with sweet smells.

Taste was unique to say the least and left a pleasant after taste.

Overall this beer was a pleasant beer found on a great trip to Chicago over 6 years ago that leaves me returning to Kiuchi Brewery beers every chance I can.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,542 ratings.
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