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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

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Formerly brewed at Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ibaraki, Japan

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Nipponia is brewed using two Japanese original materials; "Kaneko Golden," the Japanese ancient barley, and "Sorachi Ace," the hop which once was bred in Japan. Please enjoy the citrus flavor, the golden color and the complex taste.

Important!: This is the original top-fermented version. From summer 2011, Nipponia has been bottom fermented. See that entry.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber? from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy gold with a 2 finger foamy white head. Aroma is something like a citric belgian. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is citric, and there seems to be a spicey, gingery touch. It is bitter, but the spice seems stronger. It is very flavorful, though that tails off in the finish. Still a great drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours hazy yellow / orange with a frothy dense head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light spice, citrus zest, light soap, nectar fruit, flowers and saison-like traits - quite clean overall. The body is medium and crisp that’s quite grainy and has spritzy frothy carbonation. The toast has chamomile, lavender and other herbal traits along with being very flowery, powder and notes of soft spices, peaches and nectarines. The finish is a little spicier and adds some pear notes. This is an interesting and unique beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3665) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Baby food, tangerine, and banana aroma. Clear golden, good carbonation, medium head. Lemon and grapefruit flesh flavor, generous amounts of the latter. Light lavender finish. Delightful citrus brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
500. Pours a hazy medium gold with a big dense creamy and sudsy platinum blond head. Loose eggy lace here and there on the sides of the glass. Grassy, somewhat crackery nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Intense sweet grasses, corn, toast, corn nuts, and mild malt sugars on the mid palate. Sweet but subdued brown bread finish. Very nice golden. Generally a style given no intelligible attention, but this one is serious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Golden amber pour with a short, rocky white head. Herbal notes in the aroma along with spicy notes and dried fruit. Light woody notes as well. Taste is delicious! Woody notes, spicy hops, herbal notes, soft grains, and dried fruit. Body is very soft with a smooth carbonation. Finishes with bigger woody notes, spicy hops, softer fruit notes and herbal flavors. Nice surprise!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to KyotoLefty at the Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a clear golden yellow. Citrus and musk, light pepper and crackers. Lemony and crisp wheat. Soft hay. Medium bodied, and musky. Nice and soft, good musk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
ドラフト。濾 過かすみソフ ト金。鼻が香 り、新鮮なシ ャボン玉ガム ハーブとラベ ンダーと白 ブドウです。 グミと締まり のないと妙に いい。いく つかのイ チゴ

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3740) - - AUG 20, 2010
bottle. hazy pale gold. small white head. lemony, herbal, minty aroma with a little bit of 期 for good measure. light body. flavors of dried red apple skin, white pepper, grassy, a bit of some kind of white wood, honey, toffee...and don’t forget some の . i love that stuff. dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Draught at Churchkey, paired with aged manchego cheese and peach compote. Golden color, white edge head. Aroma of dirty wet socks, lemon peel, lime. Taste has plenty of maly, lots of citrus, and a bit of cardboard and oriental noodles. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is sweet with a light hop bite, this is closer to a saison and very enjoyable.


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