Hitachino Nest Weizen | Kiuchi Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
277 Ratings
Hitachino Nest WeizenHitachino Nest Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
163
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24.3 oz bottle into weizen glass, bottled in 12/2013. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. The yeast flavors were not as bold as I expected for the style, but it did not feel watery. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Nice yellow gold color with a small to medium size head. Nice clean smelling and tasting beer. Not a whole lot of body. You can smell and taste the citrus and other spices. Somewhat sweet flavor. Nice and creamy. The thing that really stands out for me was the spiciness at the finish. It's a good clean beer that is very refreshing.

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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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