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Hitachino Nest 3 Days | Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
On 11th March 2011, a huge earthquake struck Japan and with it our brewery. Some parts of the brew house were damaged, and the brewing tanks were left leaning at an angle. Completion of the typical mashing period had to be extended to three days until electricity to the brewery was restored. Natural fermentation had already started in the mash tank during these three days with a lactic acid cultured in our brewery. This "3 Days" beer is limited to only 8,000 bottles.

Added by Francepants06 on 01-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
105
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, thanks to rudzud.

Light fizzy head, murky auburn reddish color.

Nose is weird, lots of cherry like sour fruit, sour lacto and phenolic aromas, little green apple sweet candy malts caramel like with plenty of golden raisin and little fig, molasses.

Taste is more sweet and sour, sweet malts, brown sugar like, with more mild phenols, some esters, plenty of dark fruits, fig, raisin, little apple, nice spices like a cinnamon raisin thing, nutty spice. Mild sour lacto thing, with faint sour cherry, etc. Finish sticky and syrupy, more sour lacto and dark fruits, cherry, etc.

Mouth is med bod, light syrupy, decent carb.

Overall decent.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a muddy, cloudy brown color. Little head and no lace. Aroma of barley malt and musty sweet lemon. In the taste, brown sugar like caramelization, burnt toast, and small acidity. Sweet, caramelized wheat with a warming alcohol glow. Full bodied, smooth and rich. Drinks easily, an amazing beer. This beer was fermenting when Japan suffered the severe flooding from an earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, fermenting an additional 3 days and gaining strength and complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a rich amber with a thin head. Smell is malty, caramel, a little oxidized (in a good way), nutty and bready. Flavor is caramel, bread, pear, cherry, mild hops in the finish. Finishes pretty dry. Reminds me of a really good amber biere de garde. Light acidity on the tongue. Carbonation pops and works with the light acid. Fairly light bodies, considering the rich taste. Overall this is a really solid, rare offering, and a little bit of history.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a somewhat hazy, amber-brown body. The head fades quickly and leaves little lace on the glass.

S - Bready malt, red apple, and a bit of caramel and cinnamon.

T - Rich, toffee malt and licorice up front. Some red apple in the middle with caramel and more licorice in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very interesting, this is not at all what I expected. I don't get the tartness I though would be here, but there is definitely some funk. Overall, it comes off something like an English Old ale of winter warmer with spices and complex fruity and toffee flavors.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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