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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 201   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011

Bottle 550ml.

[ Courtesy of Alex420 ]. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, grain, toasted, hay, malt, vanilla - cask notes, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, can pineapples, licorce (lakridskonfekt). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110325]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
5th March 2011
ACBF. Hazy gold beer, tiny white head. Light crisp palate, a little dry. Some lactose sweetness. Mild lemon citrus on a lagerish malt base. Crisp finish. Alright but was hoping for more from this brewer. Needed more Sorachi I think - and wasn’t it supposed to brewed with Sake yeast?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
bottle in a field at Cropredy day 3 ... light hazy amber ... thin white head ..soft mellow mellon soft hop ... nice nose ... zezty orange hop ... ciutrus frutis ... weird orange hop ... nice crisp fresh ... quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle @ J&C, Friday session, 2011. Thanks. Pours hazy golden with a small floaties and a small creamy white head. Nose is exotic fruit - pineapple. Very fruity with a bit of sweet notes from vanilla and hops. Fresh and ends dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle in hotel room Ibis Kortrijk thanks to Ken. Gold clear with lasting white head. Good fruit. Melon honeydew melon flavour. Decent tasty lovely balanced juicy sweet fruit and hoppy bitterness. Good interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Tan, cloudy, only a thin layer of bubbles. Herbal, floral and a little bit perfumey in the aroma. Tastes a little bit oxidized with moderate bitterness and more of that floral, perfumey stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Draught at Churchkey, paired with aged manchego cheese and peach compote. Golden color, white edge head. Aroma of dirty wet socks, lemon peel, lime. Taste has plenty of maly, lots of citrus, and a bit of cardboard and oriental noodles. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
(550ml bottle) Pours a particulate ridden golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, nuts, grass, sweat, and mustiness. Flavor of grapefruit, florals, grass, toasted grain, scorched rice, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a moderate, white head. Holds a lovely citrus aroma with notes of spice, honey, caramel and mild hops. Very sweet flavor, with more honey and caramel, along with light bread and fruit tones. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes sweet with mild, grassy and earthy hops. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber? from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy gold with a 2 finger foamy white head. Aroma is something like a citric belgian. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is citric, and there seems to be a spicey, gingery touch. It is bitter, but the spice seems stronger. It is very flavorful, though that tails off in the finish. Still a great drinking beer.


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