Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger AleHitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
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Kiuchi Brewery
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #49
Ranked #26,351
3.62 | pDev: 14.92%
Dec 27, 2022
Jul 13, 2005
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger AleHitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Notes: Marketed as "Real Ginger Brew" in the USA.

Ginger Ale is brewed using fresh fragrant raw ginger.
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Chinook, Perle, Styrian Golding
Adjuncts: raw ginger
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Rated: 3.29 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 27, 2022
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale pours a reddish color, little head. Aroma is grainy rice. Flavor has lots of ginger, on a cheap rice like grainy base. Good body and feel.
Jul 12, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by altrio

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

L: Cloudy copper, effervescent, half inch tan head, medium retention.
S: Ginger, bread (sweet and buttery), mineral.
T: Dry, ginger is prominent, bread malt, almost no bitterness but it has a moderate zesty sharpness, fairly clean finish.
F: Crisp and light with an underlying creaminess that gives it a heavier feel.
O: Not overly spicy, rather easy to drink, not bad.
Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7%. Amber colour, slightly hazy, big off-white head. Nice aroma of fresh ginger and fruity and flowery hops, hints of lemongrass. The flavour is malty sweet with ginger as the dominant element throughout, hints of sweet fruits and candy. The finish is drier, with moderate hops. A fairly good beer if you like ginger (I do) - but if you hate ginger or are allergic to it, you are looking for trouble here.
May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

1.9/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Opaque burnt orange, with quarter finger white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and ginger. Taste follows the nose with a sharp ginger up front, followed by a thin caramel and hints of chocolate, and ends with a raw ginger flavor that lingers for a long time. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation. Overall very strong on the ginger. I like ginger in my food, but not this much in my beer. Not much else going on.
Mar 31, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Nunya from Ohio

Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Interesting beer, in a good way. It has the mouthfeel of belgian strong ale but different flavors. I cant detect all of them, except for the ginger, it all blends well together. First of this style, Im guessing beers of this style cannot be directly compared with each other as they would have different herbs and spices. Anyhow, I like this one. Also first japanese beer that Im recording here. Had Sapporo before i started writing them down, this is obviously miles better !
Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Ruddy amber body. Kind of rusty throughout. Initial swell of wet head dissipates pretty quickly leaving not a thing.

Nose is malty caramels and earthiness. The ginger is kind of an afterthought though it does ultimately kind of remind me of those ginger chew candies.

Sweet and malty is the first impression. Some caramel and roast and a little rye-like spice. The ginger itself is again pretty faint.

Medium sticky body with a good but not heavy feel. ultimately it's fine and has its place but doesn't stand out for me and doesn't really deliver the ginger I was hoping for
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 3.45 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jun 23, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by kvadiat from Canada (AB)

Jan 07, 2020
Rated: 3.27 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Bottle from Market of Choice

A clear deep red with a thin white head with decent retention and minimal lacing, this looks solid. The nose is caramelized and candied ginger,bright and deep,coupled with brown sugar and a little toffee. Some honey as well. The palate opens moderately sweet with honey, toffee and a big ginger note. Bright and deep but unfortunately held back by the sweetness. Rather watery and overcarbonated mouthfeel, resulting in the palate feeling disjointed. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent, but not my cup of tea.
Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.45 by muswellbeerbelly from Illinois

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 3.66 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3 by aztraz from Sweden

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont

Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Unattractive murkiness with a short lived head. I like the aroma. Nice ginger notes along with some yeast esters. Does not taste anything like non alcoholic ginger ale. More like a Belgian style beer with a hint of ginger.
Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by windowside from Germany

Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.35 by gungjm from New York

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by rorjets from Connecticut

Aug 15, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Jun 24, 2018
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Rated by ChazFqy from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great by itself and fantastic in a Moscow Mule
Mar 18, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by Dawon from Korea (South)

Feb 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jan 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Jan 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a fairly nice looking bronzed orange color with a thin cap of a little white semi-foamy head that quickly settled. Lace fainted extremely quick.
The aroma definitely had the spicy effects of ginger up front and a sly little sweetness of it that seemed to come across somewhat like ginger extract - nice to me.
The flavor leaned into the spiciness of the ginger and allowed a stifled sort of sweetness coming in gently. Mild ginger spicy sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied and had a fairly good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good and wasn't distracting upon any of the "ginger-like" spicy harshness that did show it's presence here but felt good and not distracting. ABV felt on par. Finish was all about the ginger.
Overall, if you don't like ginger, don't drink this beer because that's what this beer is all about. Despite not having any other qualities about it, I would say it's actually quite well done and for a ginger fan such as me, I'd definitely have again.
Jan 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by trocketsauced from New York

Nov 15, 2017
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I was looking for more spiciness. Kind of like a bland ipa.
Oct 20, 2017
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Orangish brown, slightly cloudy with a light head and decent lacing. Nice ginger smell and taste. It is an ok beer but Orval is about the same price for a bottle, so I think I would go Belgian next time.
Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L: ginger and faint earthy hops

S: effervescent hazy dark amber with a 2" dirty cream colored cap with good retention. filled with floaties.

T: mild ginger and malt first with the ginger heat building towards the finish. Light caramel helps balance the ginger

F: fairly thick and chewy with medium low carbonation

O: A bit meh and disappointing.
Aug 02, 2017
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 533 ratings