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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleHitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
Good
716 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
Ranking:
#28,267
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
716
pDev:
14.59%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
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41
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Photo of bluzz
2.2/5  rDev -40.5%
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 -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k3ve
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of topofthehops
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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 +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salias
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FLima
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber maybe reddish color with a one finger fluffy head with short retention.
Predominant aroma with notes of strawberries, malt sweetness, sake and some mild smoke that later went away.
Flavor with clear notes of strawberry bubblegum, sake, banana, spicy hops, hint of cinnamon, tea with peaches and some sugar.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is well hidden; it just helps to complement the sake flavor.
Interesting and unique Strong Pale Ale with clear strawberry and sake notes. Worth trying.

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Photo of Kahlstrom
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty good, not great. Tastes more like an amber AAL than a Belgian Pale Ale. The ABV is hidden too well, it is almost scary to see the 7% ABV. There is no way to tell this, except to look at the label, so watch out. Flavors of grain, rice, and slight roasted notes come forth. This is very drinkable.

Would drink again: Yes
Would purchase again: No

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4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of joshkouri
1.74/5  rDev -53%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hokieman00
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewback4
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 716 ratings
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