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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: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 (874) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2689) - 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 (355) - 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 (139) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DennisGuld (1) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015 does not count
Lovely design. Nice palate. Aroma is a little off putting, though. Generally a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
KŘLF 200215. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, grain, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, sugar, herbs, caramel. OK beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Amber clear color with solid, but fats decaying foam. The smell is round an boozy. The taste is round boozy with a light touch of a sourish feeling part. Crisp staying carbonation that complements the round sweet taste. Light oily sweet aftertaste. This beer is very interesting and good, but not cheap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
Golden color. Flower nose with an excellent buscuity malty nose. Well balanced, nice hoppy mouth. Very nice golden ale with a bit more punch and depth over your typical English summer blonde. Fairly aggressive bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle at Řlfestival 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15303) - 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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (441) - - JUN 6, 2015
Pours a clear light amber body with a thin head. Nice hoppy aroma. Well balanced taste with a creamy touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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