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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Photo of heygeebee
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Slowbeer. BB 10 2013

Pours a straw body. Fizzy one finger head, little lace.

Aromas of yeast, creamy nutmeg.

Taste is surprising for a Wit. Very very creamy and soft. Wheat, yeast, orange in the mix, as it the nutmeg, a little spice/clove.

Mouthfeel smoother than you might expect. Medium bodied.

Different altogether. A bit worried this is the best beer from Japan, tho, on BA ! Would be a good beer to get togther with fellow BAs and discuss....

aside - mrs heygeebee thought - smelt of flowers, tasted like apricot crumble... (!)

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Photo of SmashPants
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: squat little 330mL brown bottle with an interesting label. Cute owl too.

Appearance: cloudy pour with a thin-looking body and light but fine carbonation. A disappointingly minimal head with very little lacing.

Aroma: an impressive blend of quality wheats, spices and orchard fruits - apple and pear.

Taste: quite different to the usual witbier - instead of the traditional banana and cloves, this definite quality wheats similar to the nose, but with orange peel, and peppery spices. Quite a thick feel, which takes a bit to get used to.

Aftertaste: citric and pine hops linger somewhat.

Mouth feel: quite heavy - perhaps a little too much so, for a witbier. Almost gritty in feel. The fine carbonation is spot on though.

Overall: a very interesting take on the witbier- different feel and flavours. Pretty expensive, but you get what you pay for I suppose.

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