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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.

pilgrimoutlaw's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (4100) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottled. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of grain, lemon notes and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Golden. 🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Cloudy to hazy straw color with and average white head. Light malt with some bread and hay. Herbs and lemon zest hops. Some earthy and doughy yeast. Bit of honey and resin in the background. 8/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1840) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle@riga airport with Erik. Slight haze golden. Complex spicyness. Dry pepper tannin like. Some earthy mushroom flavours too. Interesting strong brew from Japan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
symmetric (71) - - JAN 10, 2016
After a few years in the bottle, nose is subdued but sorachi character is still present, with tangerine and lemon notes. Crystal clea straw colour, attractive. Medium-light body, crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1072) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Aroma - very muted nose - some hay, straw, sweet malt, and Saaz. Appearance - somewhat hazy golden body, with a 2" white frothy head - that dissipates at a slow rate. Taste - is a nice spiced tang. The malt is slightly dank and a little sweet - with some hay and spiced Saaz hops. Palate - the body is light, texture is on the thin side, the carbonation is lively, the finish a little dank and spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (1121) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Butelka 0,55l Kolor złoty, lekko zmętniony, piana prawie nie występuje Aromat słodu,chleba, zbożowy, smak zbóż i cytrusów w tle z piwnicą. Takie sobie piwo. Wyraźna wędzonka w smaku i trochę suszu świątecznego

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6764) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, citrus, vanilla, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, bread, hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a minimal thin head that quickly dissapears. Almost still until given an aggressive pour. Slightly floral, grassy hop aroma that’s somewhat stale at this point. Hints of grass, straw and hay but there isn’t a very strong hop presence. Subtle spiciness along with pale malt, bread and biscuit. Underneath, there is a little bit of light fruit and pilsner malt. Lighter bodied wih a bit more of a crisp, spicy hop bite than the aroma suggests. Still subtle with earthy grass and bitter, dry pine needle. There’s a decent amount of dryness followed by a pilsner malt backbone with a touch of light fruit sweetness. Some bread/yeast in there as well along with biscuit and a subtle cracker-y malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1274) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2015
Hazy gold color with scent citrus flavor. Good matching of bitterness of hop and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hikeg (271) - - OCT 22, 2015
Average, frothy, white, fully diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, medium orange body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of bread and cereal. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers and herbs. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of dough. Notes of prune, licorice and medicine. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish. Complex, but with Sorachi Ace, alas.

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