Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleHitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
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3.7/5
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750 Ratings
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleHitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,798
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
750
pDev:
14.59%
 
 
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44
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2.54/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

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3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy dark amber color with some light red notes. 2 finger frothy tan head

S: caramel, lemongrass, bubblegum, and vanilla. Some rice as well, and over-ripe strawberries

T: caramel and grassy grains. A little cardboard in there as well. A mild alcohol taste as well. Light strawberry

M: medium mouthfeel with low-mid carbonation - too low for the style

O: aroma was promising, but the taste is a bit of a let down caramel and alcohol, not much beyond that

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Estucerveza. En copa Teku. 5 meses tras bbf. Jugando a Avernum 5. Original y agradable, con un sabor dulce como a chuche de fresa y buena sensacion en boca, con cierta efervescencia y amargor bien ajustado

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3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is amber-brown, the liquid is hazy. The two fingers off-white head sinks quickly down leaving no lacing.

The smell is light with strawberries, bitter almonds, Japanese cherries and some green tea.

The taste is dry with light notes of strawberry jam, beef stock, oolong tea and banana skids. Light to medium body. The aftertaste got growing notes of hot alcohol, cheese doodles, red fruits and black cherry tea. The finish got lots of alcohol with dry fruity flavours and strawberry/raspberry bubble gum.

The carbonation is strong, the many mid-sized bubbles are smooth and short-lived. The liquid is somewhat light.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber hued with an inch of tightly knit off white. There’s not much aroma, just of faint rice. I’m tasting the sweet bready malt. The mouth is light and smooth.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber/copper color, carbonation and yeast sediment visible throughout . A billowy thumblength head rises to the top. Good retention that yields a creamy film and lacing.
The rice adjuncts are the dominant aroma throughout, its sweetness seemingly out of place for the style. Yeasty and with fruity esters, apples and beer. A faint alcohol spice makes a fleeting cameo.
The taste is dry at first, however, the rice adjuncts and wheat like malts soon bring a sweetness. Yeasty flavors that bring forth fruity esters, apple, pear, even a fleeting hint of orange peel. A light alcohol spice is present throughout. The finish is sweet, rice like, has a touch of alcohol, and slightly sticky and dry towards the end of the drink.
Medium bodied and with a lower carbonation than I’m accustomed to for the style.
This one is all about the rice adjuncts, which certainly add a unique twist. Not particularly true to style, but tasty nevertheless.

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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 750 ratings