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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Specialty Grain
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This Red Rice Ale was brewed with special red rice which had been cultured in ancient times in Japan. Please enjoy the complex taste and beautiful natural color. The ale has complex Sake like flavours with a hint of strawberry in the nose and palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (1435) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Grass, light bread, floral notes and some fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Continues (110) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
From bottle. Pours red, hazy with small white head. Caramel, cough syrup, sweet. My first beer from Japan and I hope they can do better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1552) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
On draught at Beer O’Clock, Annecy. Amber with a cream coloured head. Massive piney-resiny aroma. Malt-led taste: sweet and bready with gentle fruit and pine hops bitters get the finish. Tastes less than 7%. While this beer is very good, I do want more... am I greedy?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015. Hazy reddish golden beer with a decent beige head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, hay, floral, bready, some herbal notes. Fruity hop flavor, grapes, hay, floral, some hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 27, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Goran and Vi?nja666, thanks! Opaque golden to reddish, some sediment. Off white head. Aroma is strawberry candy, earthy hops. Sweet, candy again, thin to medium body and medium carbonation. Sweet finish. Watery. Interesting, but average beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours red copperish, white head. Nose is toasted barley grain, toasted rice grain, sweet rainbow puffed rice. Very malty and the sweet barley aroma is mixing with the toasty rice to give it a smell like those bags of sweet multi-colured puffed rice. Taste is toasted grains, toasted baley, toasted rice, fruity, plum, slight red wine vinous, caramel, slight sugary candy. Interesting and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (780) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2015
10cl sample from a bottle. Reddish color, short but persistent offwhite head. Peculiar aroma perfumed, incense, slightly fruity and spicy with an earthy starch note. Sweetish taste, light bitterness Aromatic dry finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (910) - CROATIA - SEP 13, 2015
Cloudy reddish brown color, small white head. Malty, yoghurty aroma, some strawberry notes. Taste is the same. Light to medium body, soft to average carbonation. Easy going stuff, I would never guess its ABV. Interesting.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kajser27 (464) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 4, 2015
Amber colored, hazy, medium creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, strawberry yogurt. Taste is medium+ sweet strawberry, caramel candy-fruity, low bitterness. Medium- bodied and carbonation, bit watery. Quite sweet, no distinctive alcohol notes. interesting but nothing special. (0,33l bottle, Pivoteka, Zagreb)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (868) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 3, 2015
Hazy to cloudy red/brown color, big off-white not so firm head. Malt and some bacon, taste really is strawberry with sweet finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very interesting and unique brew. //stella

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