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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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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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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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 481 ratings.
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