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Hitachino Nest Weizen | Kiuchi Brewery

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3.73/5
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278 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,803
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
278
pDev:
13.4%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 1/2014.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of wheat, earth, chalk, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, grain, fruit, earth, and slight spice and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is fairly decent, but nothing like a traditional hefeweizen in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

There's some light bubblegum in the aroma along with some clove, vanilla, and a faint twang of lemon and yeasty sourness. The dull yellow body is very cloudy; the eggshell-white head is foamy with good retention; lots of lacing sticks around. There is some rather pronounced bitterness in the initial taste. Also present is some banana, vanilla, and grainy malt. The clove spiciness is restrained but well balanced with the sweeter qualities. Surprisingly not much yeasty sourness. A grainy texture lingers upon swallowing. The body is medium-light with crisp, spritzy carbonation.

This is a very delicious, refreshing, and well-structured weizen. The bitterness was a little surprising at first, but it helps to balance out the sweeter flavors in place of the thankfully absent yeasty sourness. The carbonation is a bit intense but not bad.

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Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from a 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I can detect wheat and rice, not bad
Appearance- A great murky golden yellow color, with a small head
Taste- A nice wheat flavor with a bitter aftertaste
Palate- Dry medium bodied
Overall- not a bad beer, not their best style of beer from Kiuchi but a pretty good beer to try.

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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 278 ratings
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