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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

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


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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9609) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Gold pour, white head. This is pretty damn good for the style. Yeasty, wheaty, some really nice flavors in a style that usually isnít good at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
Poured clear golden with a small fizzy head. Aroma of honey and sour vegetables. Medium body, flavour is of boiled vegetables. Horrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5132) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear Lucozade like colour with a bubbly white broken head. The aroma is honey malt leading to a weak bitter, vegetable like flavour. The palate is smooth and a little malty. Fine to taste, but I donít understand the high rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours very clear golden with a lacy white head. Smells old, honey and some cooked vegetables. Tastes wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kermis (5870) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís sticky table tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of honey and grain, a little sick. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5816) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
sample at Deanís Monthly Den Haag tasting courtesy of JmGreenUK. Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice enough brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brontebeach (162) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with thin head. Bread in the nose, balanced smooth and soft on the palate. Not much bitterness or carbonation. Not my favourite hop so the flavour not great for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2156) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Cold bottle. This cost £11Öwhat was I thinking? Maybe I was drunk at the time. Anyway, itís a nice beer - very different. Honey, spice, sake, whisky, vanilla. Reminds me of an Innis and Gunn beer, just 10 times the price and not quite as nice. Looks really good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
0.55l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a cloudy golden yellow one, absolutely packed with particles and a small light bubbly top. Really fruity on the nose with lots of citrus, grape and some cat pee. A bit "old" perhaps but nice enough. Itís average on the carbonation with a soft oily mouthfeel. Nice flavors. Well hopped, packed with the same citrus found in the aroma. A bit sharp, bitter almost zesty sting. Both taste and flavor almost likely squeezed through a juice-press after they have made un-sugared lemonade. Nice within a boring genre. 06.02.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloshgator (486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Hatachino Nipponia Golden Ale is definitely a quality beer. Nice cloudy wheat pour with a pillowy head. Aroma is pleasantly yeasty. Taste is a bit sour with a slight alcohol bite. A mild bitterness mellows it all out. Nipponia Golden ale is an overall pleasant brew.

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