Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
706 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
706
Reviews:
332
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 706 |  Reviews: 332
Photo of Rootscipio
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Semi dark brown color, almost red at times with a thick and dense off white head and a thin lacing around the glass.
Smell: Caramel, light strawberry and mildly earthy, the aroma overall is very light.
Taste: Earthy, light caramel as it hits the back of your throat, there is a slightly tart flavor, but it’s not offensive.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light, medium bodied and full of carbonation and very smooth.
Overall: Interesting, not quite your typical Belgian strong pale ale, but well worth the time and money- I think I only paid a dollar for this bottle! The flavor was unique and well balanced.

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Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of particles floating around in the beer, reviews corroborate this is normal even though it freaks me out a bit. Has a much lighter, strawberry taste than what I usually associate with belgian strong ales. Very crisp. Pleasant bitter aftertaste. Unique, I'm not disappointed even though it's not my style. Recommend dumping the final sip of the glass since the sediment settles.

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Photo of Wasawat
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bird_soul
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garyloveman
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eire
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Flickerdart
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Pours a rich amber with a thick creamy head that leaves behind a little bit of lacing as it subsides. Beer is cloudy and nearly opaque.

Smell is barely there, sort of a peachy sweetness with a hint of alcohol. It's not offensive, but it's not exciting either.

Taste is malty, with hints of peach and perhaps gingerbread. There is a faint caramel aftertaste. It's definitely a Belgian style beer!

The body is very medium. Not much to say about it. Carbonation is light, but it doesn't feel watery or thin.

Overall - I bought this beer to satisfy my curiosity, and it's been satisfied. I wouldn't seek it out again, but if I'm at a Japanese restaurant that serves this alongside Asahi and Kirin, I'd go for this every time.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evilmoose
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dougbreathe
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchorizo
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a cloudy rose-red with a medium,foamy,white head
-big particle floaties
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-earthy,red potatoes,slightly spicy,grainy,caramel
T:
-strawberries,grainy,cooked potatoes,cooked rice,caramel,dates
-clean finish
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Very unique, but not quite to my taste.

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Photo of Av10
4.68/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bluzz
2.2/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

It tastes like beer with sake in it. It's not actually red. I don't like sake but it's drinkable. If you like sake and beer it's probably a good pick.

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Photo of Momon
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k3ve
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smanke
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Refloosh
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of topofthehops
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stumbled upon this at a sushi joint I'd never tried. Ordered it before I looked it up on BA. That was a mistake, because I had no idea it was Belgian style. I do not like Belgian yeast. I always feel like a heathen saying that, but it's true. So I won't be ordering this again, despite there being plenty to like. I ignored the Belgian thing with my rating. If you like that style you'll probably enjoy this. Regardless, it still beats Sapporo and Asahi, which is usually the only beer you find at places like this!

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salias
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 706 ratings.
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