Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Commemorative AleHitachino Nest Commemorative Ale
BA SCORE
60.2%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 244 ratings
Hitachino Nest Commemorative AleHitachino Nest Commemorative Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by czechsaaz on 12-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,501
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
244
Liked:
147
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
11.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Smell is very nice, caramel, orange, grassy hops, and spice.

T: Up front is huge nutmeg and caramel, light citrus and bready yeast, a fairly strong hop presence.

M: Mouth feel is a bit strange the beer pours fairly thick but it feels very light, light carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

O: Definitely different, this was my first beer from this brewery and it has me wanting to try more.

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4.04/5  rDev +8%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz, 2013 on the label

Pours a hazy deep amber, tending towards a brownish color, with minimal white lacing for a head.

Smells of fresh grassy malts over bretty elements and a mix of spices such as coriander, lemongrass, and a very prominent fresh ginger.

Tastes of fresh bready malts with a bit of caramel richness over some mild grassy notes and more lemongrass and pronounced ginger. A mild hop bitterness in the finish.

Medium to full body with a fizzy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A truly unique and pretty good stronger ale, a lot to like here. Also a lot of love-it-or-hate-it spicing. Personally, I tend towards liking this ale which feels most like a Belgian saison but with notable Asian influence.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark buckwheat amber color, and with a vigorous pour, I got a serious foam surge. But, the head that amounted was poor in retention and just a fizzy rush that killed itself shortly afterwards. A lot of turbidity through particulation.

Papery oxi note, first, with some sweet spiciness. Picking up honey notes, coriander, citrus peel, and maybe some warm vanilla in there; all with a stuffed up malt and fading hops, hops that might have been citrusy on their own. Smells messy.

Burly amber ale malts with latent spiciness and dank orange peels. The vanilla just adds to what is a cumbersome sweetness, with the seeming turn of the malts. Past its peak? Maybe, but this is a 2014 Commemoration. Coriander is there near the finish with more lingering honey and a heap of treacle. Has some Christmas-y flavors. Not my cup of beer.

Textured carb-barb feel. Definitely gritty, whereas I can feel those particles. Hampers things, a bit.

Spiced beer or Imperial Amber? Christmas Ale with Witbier spices? What is this mess? And, why do I feel like there is no such thing as a fresh example?

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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 60.2% out of 100 with 244 ratings
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