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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: 204   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kermis (5743) - 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 (5736) - 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 (160) - 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
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - 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 (3591) - 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 (465) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2013
Aroma: floral, peaches, slight medicinal aroma (rubbing alcohol). Flavor: pear, ripe golden delicious apple, peach, bourbon barrel vanilla, toasted carmel, slight melon Comment: really unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1298) - BodÝ, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle shared with (and great courtasy of) the Bergen Tasting Crew. Has a bit unclear golden straw yellow colour with a small grey-white head. Sweet aroma of pale malt, hay, cirtus, some hops and spices. Sweet is also the flavour along with some pepper and more citrus and lime. Thereís some sweet corn too, and a nice hoppy touch in the end. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light to medium bitterness. Feels fresh and is an okay golden ale with a nice hoppy touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4235) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a hazy straw-hued body with a small white head. Nose is citrusy lime and straw tones, honey, herbs and hints of lemon. Very inviting. Taste is floral citric herbal tones, lemon zest, lime, hints of straw. Very refreshing and nice. Smooth and soft body with medium carbonation. A straight up delicious golden ale (which is a genre demanding a lot for me to score it high).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (803) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours opaque gold with foamy white head, that dissipates fairly quickly. Basement, citrus, caramel, biscuit. Moderately sweet and bitter. Full bodied, a little crisp with smooth undertones. Ok.

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