Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger BrewHitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew
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3.63/5
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488 Ratings
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger BrewHitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by goodbyeohio on 07-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,938
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
488
pDev:
14.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 230
Photo of harrisjohnson
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willricewillsweep
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very low head, dark caramel. Get a bit of ginger at first, then heavy molasses, almost as if the beer is made with syrups. Very sweet, and pretty disappointing.

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Photo of AGB
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMUduke
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of salias
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flickerdart
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330ml bottle into tall pilsner glass. Beer was brilliant copper in color, with a steady head. Smell was powerfully sweet and malty, not gingery at all. Taste was the same, with heavy spice.

If I had to describe it, it would be like an American lager done by Belgians. Kind of odd.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arini10
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Cooper color, hazy.
S- Mild, not much on the nose
T- Not "gingery" but subtle spice, malt; enjoyable.
F- Rich and but not super rich or full bodied.

Overall, I enjoyed it. Not "gingery" but subtle spicy notes. Quaffable.

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Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a huge fan of ginger brews, however this ginger brew, brew my socks off! Tasted kind of funky at the start and the finish was very smooth. I recommend this if you like ginger brews.

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Photo of NiallMac44
1.36/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thank God I only bought a bottle. Tastes like sugar water with a bit of a twist. The ginger is barely noticeable. My inclination was to dump it after one mouthful but persevered to my detriment and dumped it after three three mouthfuls.

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Photo of edsandillo
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FalconOne
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- This Japanese Ginger Beer pours a dark copper color that is chill hazed. The head starts out promising but becomes non existent fairly quick....just a small ring around the glass! Carbonation appears to be very slow to rise and the lacing is quite minor as well.....not the best looking brew but that doesn't always mean everything.

S- Very sweet, candied ginger aroma overall....a healthy blend of sweet malt, spiced ginger and bittering hop finish. It smells very natural to be honest....I've had some others that smell like theyve been flavored but this one doesn't.

T- This isn't what I expected, flavor wise....the ginger is very much in the background....more like just a tinge to provide warmth. What this really is like is a Pale Ale....malty, rich, honeyed grain and spice, with a finish that is mildly bitter....overall very nice I have to say, if not just a little underwhelming.....well balanced though!

M/O- Heavy mouthfeel for the style, and the carbonation is very mellow.....as this warms, the spice character becomes more noticeable but remains mellow throughout. I think this has aging potential and I'd buy it again, but would like to attempt to put one away.....could be a great addition as a marinade to steak for something different!

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy caramel color, high carbonation, medium mouthfeel, smell and taste of ginger, slight aftertaste. You don't forget that you are drinking a beer unlike some other flavored brews that taste more like wine coolers than beer. Interesting enough to try at least once.

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Photo of Burg
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle from RSVP in Portland Maine. Very good beer. Ginger and spice/alcohol on the nose. Mouthfeel surprisingly super smooth and creamy. Strong Ginger taste, sweet and boozy. Not real complex. This is the second Hitachino Nest beer I have had. Impressed with this brewery.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Bottle, Brown, hazy with minimal white head. Aroma, Ginger, malt and spices. Light sweet, light sweet with a ginger end. Alc well hidden. Not to bad.

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 488 ratings