Hitachino Nest Weizen
Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest WeizenHitachino Nest Weizen
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Kiuchi Brewery
Ranked #172
Ranked #22,426
3.73 | pDev: 13.14%
Jul 02, 2023
Nov 16, 2001
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle with a non Julian date code.

On the pour 1 finger of head forms on top of a lightly hazy deep golden body. Yeast sediment is present on the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma is intense, amd bright lemony citrus. A slight sweet pale malt backs it up providing a nice fullness. There is a slighrbyeasty fink hiding behind everything.

Flavor is less intense and bright than the aroma, and rhe lemony characheter reveals that it is likely a yeast flavor and aroma as opposed to hops. A lightly toasted, but sweet malt is present in the finish. Low to no bitterness.

Feel is full with a slight slippery feeling in the mouth. Still drinkable amd almost refreshing. Feel isn't exceptional, but not bad.

Overall a decent wheat beer. I'd call this an American style wheat beer personally, but I guess it's not called Hefeweizen. I also haven't looked at the style listed here. Fine, but don't buy it for too much of a markup.
Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 3.31 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a bottle. Cloudy orange color with an inch of fluffy white head. Smells of wheat and orange peel. Medium body and smooth feel. Wheat flavor with some orange peel and cloves. Nice and refreshing
Jul 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Pale gold, pours suitably/quite hazy with a 1Cm pillowy white head. ps@+10mins, holds well.
S- Some mild spice notes, pretty mild.
T- Ditto spice, a bit more prominent in the Taste now. CO2 and a light hop note into the finish.
F- It feels quite light, maybe 4.8%? The high carbonation (typical for a Japanese beer) adds to the sense of lightness.
O- Much of Japan get 'real scorchio' hot/humid in the summer and this would be a thirst-slaker for it. But I get a sense of thin-ness/lightness from it, It might benefit from just a bit more malt to it... The stars aren't aligning for me on this one, shame.
Review1987/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the lables to see what I missed! ==> 5.5%ABV, otherwise no surprises.
330ml bottle BB: 07/22 £3 Bought from TremblingMadness, York/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Jul 29, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bright gold appearance with a tiny, off white head and no noticeable lacing. Spicy, yeasty, wheaty aroma. Tart fruit flavor; slightly herbaceous. Medium-to-light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Cleanses the palate well. Fairly short lived, dry finish. Not as smooth and well rounded as the more typical hefe’s, but still interesting.
Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by 150lRoast from Missouri

4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Taste has hints of citrus and honey with a soft wheat backing. Color is opaque yellow with an orange tint.

This seems to be one of the more accessible Hitachino beers and for good reason. I very much recommend this beer, especially if you have not tried any Hitachino Nest Beers.
Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a slightly hazy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some bananas. Taste is of bananas wheat, a touch of cloves. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable and highly refreshing beer.
Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 3.57 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 16, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by smi69 from New York

Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Market of Choice.

A mildly hazy light orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing,this looks solid. The nose is interesting. This isn't a straightforward weizen. It's got cooked clove, mashed bananas and very interestingly, an almost yuzu like citrus note. Noticeably grainy and wheaty with a definite wort character present. The palate opens mildly sweet with wheat, honey, wort and the little citrus I mentioned. Spiced cake with clove and a little nutmeg like character. Unconventional in flavor, this beer is moderately carbonated and finishes dry with a grainy note that lingers. Solid stuff, though it doesn't come close to touching the OGs from Germany.
Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 2.8 by JMikeWBuckley from Japan

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 16, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by sephyrott from Spain

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Aug 11, 2016
Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 292 ratings