Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Full bodied beer with sweet wheat flavor and beautiful dense foam top. It has a pleasant bitterness and unique spicy aroma with Orange Peel, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans. Complex yet soothing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7711) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
pours almost clear bright orange with a very nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. fragrant sweet orange peel/skin and orange blossom layered in doughy lightly spicy caramel; woodsy, bitter and astringent herbs, cacao powder, integrated warming booze, belgian yeast, very nice fruitiness - spicy apricots perhaps, lightly sweet tobacco, gently soothing vanilla - thankfully muted, some sweetness - golden candi, candied sweetness, peppery and few floral notes. bright to average carbonation, medium body - oily, assertive grassy-earthy-woodsy-citrusy finish. interesting offering. herbs/spices are very well integrated if not just slightly muted - for my pleasure. nicely crafted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (680) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale: Illatában leginkább a belga vonalas koriander, valamint az ünnepi jelleget erősítendő fahéj csípőskés fűszeressége és a szerecsendió sima, kerekded és telt aromája fedezhető fel. Ujjnyi vastag habrétege hamar tovatűnik, ám egy vékony karima egészen a végsőkig megmarad, így képezi díszét a tiszta, rézszínű italnak. Élénk, gazdag kortyait élvezhetjük aztán a kóstolása során, melyek rendre hozzájárulnak az újév első napjának megszínesítéséhez, ehhez pedig az eszköztárat a címkéjén felsorolt komponensek szolgáltatják. Az alapvetően édes hangulatú festővászonra sorban érkeznek az árnyalatok; a vaníliás, karamelles, tejszínes krémességet korianderes fűszeresség pezsdíti fel, majd újból elsimul a kompozíció a fahéj és szerecsendió szétáradó aromáitól. Annak ellenére, hogy összességében egy igen édes főzetről van szó, az összkép egyáltalán nem lesz nyomasztó és kiegyensúlyozatlan, az ízek remekül olvadnak össze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Amber pour, off white head. Tap at Angels Trumpet. Super malty and sweet. Almost cloying. But the abundance of malt flavor isn’t welcomed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10101) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
from notes: I think the vanilla beans make this beer. What would have been a slightly better than average spiced ale becomes something odd, but tasty, and of a high level of complexity. Quite nice, though maybe still a one timer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy brown amber with minimal head. Looks like apple cider. Aroma of orange, cinnamon, sherry, raisins. Full bodied, aggressively sweet, dried fruits, fruit compote, citrus peel. Dry finish. Could be classified as a barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
330 ml bottle @ Patricks as Commemorative Ale. Clear amber body with a medium sized white head. Aroma feels like sweet malt, dry fruit, some caramel and spices. Flavor is sweet malt, dry fruit, brown sugar, and spices, relatively bitter and warming alcohol. Full body and long, sweet aftertaste with dry fruit. A bit unusually but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2014
courtesy of Toni; labelled Kiuchi Commemorative Ale 2014, 8% - pours ared-amber beer with a moderate foam left; spicy aroma, notes of marzipan and soja sauce; livey and full-bodied, light sweetness before a long spicy and pretty tart finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Poured a simply gorgeous deep amber with light head but good lacing. In the mouth, it has all the winter flavours one would want, except this was released in Texas in July! Never mind, it’s tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio, Darlington. A cloudy red beer with a bit of white froth. Nice fruity fresh hop flavour. caramel, red fruit, plenty of sweetness and pine hops. Really nice with the alcohol well hidden.

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