Hitachino Nest White Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale
BA SCORE
4.07/5
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,407
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
1,556
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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224
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4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
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 +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Mythos82
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter.

A-slightly hazy yellow and gold with two fingers of white head. Looks pretty carbonated. Decent retention and lacing. Nothing overly interesting or strong, but whatever.

S-apples, ginger and a bit of pepper. The ginger really strikes me as it asserts itself without being cloying or overbearing.

T-ginger and pepper with light fruity sweetness.

M-light mouthfeel with effervescent carbonation. Sweetness melts on the tongue giving way to a crisp clean finish.

O-a fantastically refreshing beer. Provides just a glint of sweetness and a sassy bit of spice and pepper without overwhelming the palate. Refined, clean and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a cloudy light yellow straw color. Has a nice head that leaves a thin covering on the beer for a long time. Lacing is nice.

Smell – Coriander, ginger, and a hint of lemon zest. Very nice!

Taste – Wheat ale, lemon, ginger, and coriander.

Mouthfeel – Thin, lightly carbonated and light (not much alcohol).

Drinkability – Very easy drinking. One of the best witbeirs I’ve had!

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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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