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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

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

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


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2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sic1314 (3084) - Leiden, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldmanriver (18) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
Sweet vanilla aroma, slight oak, sweet cream, and alcohol. Creamy, light, and spicy taste. Light mouth feel, and finishes with some alcohol heat in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3739) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle 55cl @2ndTSRG. A clear copper beer. Nose is on vanilla cream. Aroma is sweet candied fruits, ginger touch, lemony, mirabelle, quite sweet, finish is also very sweet and fruity, kind of oak aged notes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (576) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 55cl. Attaque sur le grain, bon équilibre des houblons. Complexé avec une finale vineuse très agréable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfukut0mi (16) - - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, Bangkok, wishbeer. Hazy gold color with scent citrus flavor. Good matching of bitterness of hop and sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (521) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Tirador, en Bakushu Club Popeye en Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, ligeramente a cebada, muy ligeramente a miel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frode (176) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 55 cl.
Hazy golden, with creamy white head. Malty nose, with some spice and fruit. Medium sweet and bitter flavour. Together the aroma and flavour gives clear associations to hot smoked mackerel. Sounds strange, but tastes fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and honey. Flavor of mild citrus, wheat, yeast, a bit of honey and had a light spicyness.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
john_henry (95) - - MAR 3, 2014
Massively overrated! Drain pour!! I tried this in a vertical tasting with Mikkeller Hop Series Sorachi Ace, and Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 (Sorachi Ace). The other two were pretty good, but this was literally poured down the drain not one of us could drink it. Definite sweetener, to the point that it was too sweet to drink. Some of the sorachi comes threw, but this really is a terrible beer. If your a small child or young girl you might be in to it, but I can’t believe most people wouldn’t find this too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle fae Brow Dog. Darkish golden brown pour with a small white head. Earthy sorachi and sweet malt nose. Similar flavours with notes of spice and citrus. Satisfying bitterness. Smooth and very drinkable. A characterful and likable beer and one of my favourite offerings outta the Hitachino quiver.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (555) - - NOV 26, 2013
Earthy banana aroma. Cereals, grape, plum, sake, strong spicy finish. Quite a complex strong ale with a pretty unique character.


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