Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger BrewHitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by goodbyeohio on 07-13-2005

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Photo of heygeebee
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From Camperdown Cellars. BB jan 14.

What an odd beer.

Pours murky and almost does not look like beer.... Head dies no film.

Aromas are of dull ginger, no zest... Malts...

Taste is dull and malty and earthy, and the ginger zing I was expecting does not appear. Malts and spice all the way. It's not a bad taste it's just way unusual and does not fit standard beer terms.

Mouthfeel lightly carbonated and somewhat alcoholic.

Jury out. It's not beer just not as we know it. Have to say would not buy again...

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into an Ommegang tulip at low altitude in NY. I'm a fan of ginger, so I expect I might like this more than others.

A: Pours a nearly opaque red-amber color with a creamy yellowish head. Great retention and leaves a thick layer of lacing.

S: Candied ginger - sweet and spicy. Plenty of caramel as well. An interesting combination of flavors.

T: Starts off tasting like a ginger snap but finishes with noble hop bitterness. Plenty of malt body, but unfortunately the bitterness on the finish doesn't complement the initial ginger sweetness very well. There's a bit of clove character as it warms.

M: Medium-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. A bit too flat in terms of carbonation.

O: Another interesting attempt at a ginger brew. Overall, not my favorite Hitachino offering and probably not something I would have again.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a hazy ruddy amber color, off-white lacing for a head.

Smells of caramel, apples, piney hop resin and hints of ginger.

Tastes of semi-sweet bready malts, mildly bitter hops and a whisper of ginger spice and sweetness. More ginger in the aftertaste.

Medium to full body with minimal carbonation but a noted light sting of ginger.

An interesting and different ale, enjoyable and worth trying. Strikes me as something that might pair well with certain savory foods. On it's own, might be a little too weird to warrant a second try for most, but I am personally happy drinking it the first time at least.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Given the name of the beer was Real Ginger Brew, I was expecting a more ginger-forward flavor. In truth it did have notifiable ginger flavor, but if you are expecting something akin to "ginger beer" (soda) then you will be disappointed. The color was a beautiful amber with a light, foamy head. Overall this was an enjoyable brew, but I would probably not pay the more than $5 per 12oz bottle that I did again.

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4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The folks at Save On (carry out) had not tried this one but the brewery came highly recommended. It was a nice risk and a great treat - not a novelty.

The taste is not nearly the overly ginger brew I thought it might be. It is a well balanced (beer? ale?) with some spice, but not a bunch of different ones.

It looks quite good in the glass - a partly cloudy light brown. The aroma is fantastic. Beautiful beer, a little hops, and ginger. The aftertaste is very pleasant.

I really enjoyed this. I wish it weren't so expensive.

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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