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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
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 213   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Dark golden pour with a thin head. Good volume of aroma, but very strange indeed, malty butterscotch notes, some yeast, spice, herbal, ginger. The beer has a pleasingly smooth body, but lacks a good carbonation. When it comes to tasting the strange facets of this beer certainly donít end at the aroma, an immediate malt sweetness, similar to golden syrup greets the drinker, but is shortly replaced by a unique spiced herbal blend that is memorable. Just all round odd!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aletcm (146) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2013
Dourada, com boa firmação de espuma e boa persistência. No aroma, malte, saque, casca de laranja ao fundo. O sabor acompanha o aroma com notas de saque e casca de maranha, com um pouco de especiarias ao fundo. Médio amargor com baixo dulçor. Media persistência do amargor depois do gole. Muito bem equilibrada. Muito Bia cerveja. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4390) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Bronze beer with a strong head. The aroma is gently spiced, fruity and yeasty, and the flavour has a richer quality of spice and maltyness with a yeasty and bitter finish. Overall a reasonable yeasty, spiced and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2888) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2013
6.5% bottle from Kyoto Isetan.great lovely deep gold color, decent head of foam & some lacing. Rich golden ale aroma, plums, fruits and a bit of malty butterscotch. Tasty flavor, full bodied, sweet, citrus, mellow, complex & hard to pin down. Really nice stuff. I think they nailed the style but in a smooth, mellow way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Somewhat lagery nose, with some spice and a hint of citrus coming through from the hop. Pours a medium gold with a fluffy head. Flavour is a reasonably balanced with a strong overlay from the cask aging that I assume its had. Some creamy, woody notes and a threading bitterness from the hop. Finish is slightly cloying but overall not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10163) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sic1314 (4779) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5619) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zer0 (1165) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kermis (6629) - 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.


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