Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

BA SCORE
83
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705 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:
705
Reviews:
332
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 705 |  Reviews: 332
Photo of Kahlstrom
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of wayfarers
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wontonst
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.01/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of joshkouri
1.74/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hokieman00
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewback4
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of m0ntels
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Intriguing color, very bubbly, and unique flavor from the red rice. Mouthfeel more like a soda. While I was glad I tried it, it's just not really what I'm looking for other than it being unusual.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From bottle, pours Hazy pink grapefruit big off-white not so firm head. Aroma sweet caramel, strawberry yogurt. Taste sweet strawberry, caramel candy-fruity, low bitterness. Medium- bodied and carbonation very different but very nice.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jcruelty
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured into a tumbler. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and unidentifiable light fruit and yeast. Flavor is sweet malt and mixed light fruits, hint of citrus and a light bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A uniquely flavored light ale with well balanced malt and fruit oriented flavors mildly reminiscent of Sake. Not getting much Belgian character. I don't expect flavor from rice, but expect that the pleasant light flavors are from the red rice used in brewing this. If so, it fits well with the malt. I tried this with a group of friends and this was well received by all. Much better than my expectation for an ale with "rice" in the name, quite enjoyable.

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

Photo of Beer21
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 705 ratings.
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