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Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

Formerly brewed at Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle at Ølfestival 2015. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
Sample at Danske Ölentusiaster Festival 2015. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, grapes, some biscuits. Sweet malty bready aroma, caramel, biscuits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (17292) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 17, 2012
Getreidiger, mild hellmalziger Beginn. Süffig, aufkommende Bitterkeit. Geringe Herbe, etwas langweilig. 9/8/9/9//8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15638) - 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.

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