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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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,993
Reviews:
339
Ratings:
743
pDev:
14.59%
 
 
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45
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Photo of mightycookie
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Claytonham34
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of Dentist666
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bark
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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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Franziskaner
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

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

Photo of Gajo74
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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Photo of XXVII
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hasse67
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Icka31
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of WynnO
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is super weird but also really good and very drinkable for how unique it is, i always enjoy the beers these guys make. its oddly pink from the bottle, the rice coloring it perhaps more than i expected, a little cloudiness but no visible sediment, and an average looking off white head with some lace left behind when i am finished. the nose is striking and so is the taste, to me it reminds me of one of those ludens cough drops, cherry flavored, that i used to eat as candy instead of medicine as a kid, definite red berry and cherry candy character in here, that cant all be from the rice can it? i have noticed these sorts of fruity flavors in sake yeast beers before, so perhaps some of that is at play, i wish they have me more information here, i immediately want to know what it is i am tasting, if its all from red rice, its awfully unique rice they are using here, but it cant be! i get some raspberry jam in here too, and a nice earthiness and starchy texture from the rice, sort of white wheaty to me in feel, nice and bubbly, a little sweetness at the end and a tea-like herbaceousness as well, very interesting and complex beer, great with raw tuna, but probably also valuable in a thousand other culinary contexts. i sure would like to know more about this one, but safe to say its one of a kind!

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4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dawon
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

향부터 알콜부즈가 쫌 느껴지고 어떤 특색있는 향도 아님 맛도 특색없고 그닥 맛있는지 모르겠음 팥느낌도 있는 맛임. 탄산감도 조금있는 편

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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 743 ratings