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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

Formerly brewed at Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle.Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grains, some bubblegum and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, bubblegum and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
(Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia) Bottle 550 ml from torriman, thanks Victor! Served into annenglish pint glass, ABV 6.5%. I wonder if this version is really not made anymore, fairly easy to get in Spain apparently and the BBD is February 2015. Deep orange golden colour on the body, two full fingers of white thick head, with very good retention, leaving light lacing behind. Very malty aroma, sweet with lots of sugar, but also some wine notes which make it not that bad after all. The taste though has some hops, sweet and sugary malts as the aroma implied, alcohol, homemade sweet white wine. Medium thick body, nicely carbonated. A bit weird this beer, smells old but then taste has enough hops. All in all pleasant to drink though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2015
The appearance of Euro-pils and then the dusty, grainy aroma that walks hand in hand with it. The flavour may seem a little richer on the grain but there is no additional contribution of interesting fruit or herbal notes. A but dusty on the palate and similarly unrewarding. Japanese Eurolager. Who’d’ve thunk it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2346) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2015
Botella de 50 cl de el Lúpulo tomada en el momento Oviedo 17-01-2015. Con fecha de cons pref para antes de febrero de 2015. Color dorado intenso y transparente con espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores maltosos y cereales intensos con toques dulces. Cuerpo medio con 6.5 vol que aparenta mas y paso espumoso y algo denso. No esta mal, de lo mejor de la marca hasta ahora.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (451) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Clear, golden colour with a minimal white head. Sort of metallic aroma. Very rich taste, fruity with slight bitterness. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2462) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
Couleur orangée dorée, très légère mousse blanche. Nez malt d’orge assez doux (crémeux, caramel, beurre, le fameux malt ancien japonais?) en tout cas super , avec note de riz soufflé et houblonnée herbeux. Gout malté caramel/crème, ,note chêne, houblonné herbeux avec note citron et petite amertume. Corps cremeux. Superbe bière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6269) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
Flaske 550ml delt med Rune og naboen på Nerstranda 4 Nov 11. Gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Lavt skum. Aroma av røyk & bacon. Smaken er orientalske krydder & frukt. God & anderledes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
550ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika. Fair white head to a hazy, golden coloured body. Fragile lacing. Mild smoked bacon on the nose joined by fruits. Flavoured with spiced fruits laced with a touch of honey sweetness. Smoked malts beneath. Fine bodied. Different and nice, like it (shared with Finn and his neighbours, Tromsø 04.11.2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a clear golden orange color. Small white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of honey spice and malt. Taste is very fruity, vanilla and spicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobyFischer (295) - FRANCE - OCT 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Aroma : Malt : caramel, bread. Hops : resin, floral. Yeast : earthy, leaves. alcohol, raisin, vanilla, woody. APPEARANCE : golden, clear, minimal head, white foam. Taste : medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, a little salty. Palate : medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter, longfinish,

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