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Hitachino Nest Classic Ale (Houjun Shitate)


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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: English Pale Ale
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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In search of Ancient Japanese brewing technique, this beer has been ages in cedar casks. It has a lively, sparkling amber color, an pleasantly light cedar aroma, and a rich, fragrant flavor that we hope you enjoy slowly.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChemaMartinez (14) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2014
No es la tipica cerveza japonesa, tiene un sabor muy personal. Un toque de lúpulo interesante, con muy poquita burbuja.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 28, 2011
Mah boh, se dovessi dire che aveva un sapore le farei un complimento buono. E dire che gli altri giapponi che avevo sentito mi sembravano interessanti; forse è anche freschezza che manca, ma il naso era totalmente spento, corpo watery, retrogusto assente, cortissima.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6167) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle from Isetan in Shinjuku. Cloudy dark copper color with a medium-height, foamy, off-white head. Hoppy aroma (Kent Goldings) with caramel malt (Maris Otter). Grassy, piney; rather subtle but nice. Fruity, hoppy flavor with lightish malts, caramel, and a great hop presence: great aroma and long, hard, bitter finish. Dark fruits and a touch of cedar in there as well. Amazingly smooth and rich palate, with low carbonation. Drinkable and very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 6, 2009
Aged in cedar casks and served on tap at Craft Beer Bar, Yokohama Japan. Colour was similar to a strongly brewed cup of Earl Grey or a really sneaky fox. And this was one beer that turned out to be both sneaky and quite foxy as well. At first, there wasn’t much of a smell at all; as it warmed up notes of pine, red wine, grape peels were very evident. Mouthfeel was smooth, creamy, and also a little smoked. Hints of caramel, brown sugar and miso lingering long on the tongue. This is one of those good beers that when first tasted, doesn’t seem all that special and then it creeps up on you and reveals more and more. I love that. It’s also a good beer to share with someone who has good taste.


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