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


on tap

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RATINGS: 961   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 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garry_Evans (51) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2015
Cloudy orange colour, with quick disappearing head. Aroma is oranges, hay, hint of cloves. A little thin and over-carbonated on the palate, with fresh taste with orangey sweetness and hint of bitterness at the end. Refreshing on a summerís day, but a little unsatisfactory. I bought a case and have struggled to get enthusiasm to drink the last few bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Really lovely white beer. There's a good amount of banana and citrus. Makes me wish it was summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hkrivera (152) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 30, 2014
Second Japanese beer try after Sapporo. Excellent balance, flavorful and spices abound. Japan does better beers than Sapporo it seems; damn good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1867) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2014
A cloudy, light yellow beer with a medium and white head. The nose has wheat, strong lemon, spicyness and some interesting spice. Taste has wheat, some lemon, the same weird spice that was in the aroma. Fresh, almost medium bodied, strong carbonation. Personal witbier, which has interesting and unique spicyness, maybe itís the nutmeg as the label said. Good and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (441) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft. Hazy straw yellow, couple fingers of white head, some lacing. Banana, herbal and a little floral hop finish, Taste is the same. Bit of alcohol surprisingly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepeter (295) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
an old favorite. Pours light cloudy and glowing golden with a decent head. Aroma of citrus, spice and tropical fruit. Taste of pineapple and spicy yeast esters, and wheaty goodness. Light palate but substantial and nice body. a bit sweet but I like it and it works with the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Bottled. Im drinking three 330ml bottles in a big ass weizen two pint glass . THIS is a r8 , good boost in such an instance . notes of orange peel,corriander ,peach ,spice ,tart bitterness . A pretty fucken solid white ale . CHeeris Mr Myagi and co.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (117) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
11.2 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 45 degrees F. A: Pours a cloudy deep golden straw, and forms roughly two fingers of white head that dies swiftly to a ring. Carbonation flows continuously from the bottom of the glass. S: Funk swirls out of the aroma first, almost leading me to wonder if this is actually a saison rather than a wit. Citrus and spices follow, wreathed in the mustiness, and a very faint touch of wheat brings up the rear. T: Wow, thatís citrus - this beer is extremely heavy on the orange notes. The musty funk from the scent carries through to the taste as well, as if one is drinking orange juice that is just past itís "drink by" date and is starting to turn sour. Some spice swims far off in the distance of the flavor profile, though Iíd be hard-pressed to pull individual spice notes out from the blanket of sour orange juice. At the finish, thereís a distinct carbonation sharpness and bite. M: Light and highly carbonated, this is a sharp, dry beer. O: Were this beer classified as some form of saison, Iíd be all about the sourness thatís present. It seems a bit out of place for a witbier, though. I can appreciate why this is rated as highly as it is, given the tendency towards appreciation for sours/wilds and intense flavors. I find this to be a very simple, club-you-over-the-head-with-a-single-flavor beer, which is not what Iím looking for in any Belgian style. Not my favorite wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Very good wit. Creamy mouthfeel. Orange peel and coriander. Can drink a bunch of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Poured a hazy yellow, with a dense white head. Aroma of lemon zest, coriander and ginger. Peal in the flavour, with some bread and banana. Finish was wheat, straw and soft fruit.

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