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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Hitachino Nest White Ale is brewed in the tradition of a Belgian style white beer with coriander, nutmeg, orange peel and orange juice.  Malts: Lager, Wheat  Hops: Perle, Styrian Golding  Adjuncts: Flaked Wheat, Flaked Barley, Coriander, Nutmeg, Orange peel, Orange Juice  Original Gravity: 1.06 


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1475) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle, 15/11/14. Pours a deep, hazy, yellow with a medium-sized ,white head. Aroma is spicy, somewhat wheaty, light lemon, nutmeg. Taste is somewhat herbal spicy, lemony, light sweet. Nutmeg is fairly strong, but not overpowering, some orange. Light with medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (238) - - NOV 16, 2014
A witbier from Japan, purchased in a Waitrose supermarket. A hazy golden colour with a white head that disappeared very quickly. Aromas of orange and cloves. The taste was a little disappointing and without the citrussy zestiness and ripe banana flavours that I usually associate with a good witbier. I found the taste a little creamy and dull, with a rather short finish. Not a bad effort, but not as good the typical Belgian witbiers, or indeed as our own local Camden Gentleman’s Wit, which I have sampled on draught but not reviewed yet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1112) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Couleur jaune un peu trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez fruité, agrumes, houblonné frais (on pourrais croire à une IPA légère) avec notes de gingembre confit et levures.. Gout fruité (fruits jaunes), citron confit, levures, note mangue, gingenbre, coriandre, voir meme menthe épicée. Superbe! De loin la meilleure blanche que j’ai gouté., alors que c’est pas mon style. Elle se démarque beaucoup des blanche belges sur les saveurs.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
bottle. hazy pale golden with two finger head. very light wit with delicate flavor. light spice and mild citrus. one of the better wits i’ve ever had.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
Pours straw coloured, not clear, medium head. Aroma: very nice orange, coriander and some grass aromas. Taste: similar to the aroma but not as intense as I was hoping. However, generally a great beer-especially for the summer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (480) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Light, hazy, and some slight peppery and citrusy flavor. Tastes a bit wheaty. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (671) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy straw gold with a short white head. It has a nice aroma of pale malt, orange and coriander, and some bread. The flavor is spice and some orange and malt up front with a slightly sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (403) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This Wit has a very good reputation so I’m expecting a good showing for me. From the old Trix commercial....it’s a lemon yellow,(cloudy) good stoutish head of foam to begin with but it does shrink rather quickly. There isn’t an abundance of lacing left behind. The smell is classic Witbier, with lovely coriander, wheat, some nice sweet notes kind of sugar candi like, light clove, a refreshing? fruitiness of lemon zest. Nose, move over. It’s mouth’s turn. And the enjoyment continues. There are no surprises at all in the taste. A wonderfully fully flavoured Wit that expresses everything I mentioned in the smell but...it’s so darn smooth and balanced. This drives the drinkability right out of the ball park for me. 24.3 ounces of pure nectar and I see, looking at the bottom of the bottle, a whole lot of stubborn sentiment. Get in me glass, I say! A near perfect mouthfeel with the abv right where it ought to be, I reckon THIS is what I’d call one of the benchmarks for the style. No doot aboot it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Japanese witbeer with coriander, orange peels and nutmeg. Fruity and refreshing, with a too heavy tail that drags down the total impression considerably. Although it is initially very exciting and refreshing, it loses its momentum during the first few sips.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1450) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle in the Town Street Tavern, Horsforth. Hazy golden with a touch of white froth. Starts with a little spiciness before smooth wheat notes and citrus hop. A very tasty wheat beer.


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