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


on tap

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RATINGS: 935   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (407) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
StuartC (34) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Pours a cloudy yellowy colour with structured head; Creamy orange and nutmeg aromas dominate; Rich spice on the palate - more ginger than nutmeg - and no trace of citrus acidity. Very tasty yet somewhat disappointing in its over dependence on the "brewed-with" flavours (no perceptible undertones!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, yellow colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Fruity and mildly flowery wheaty aroma with notes of citrus, lemon, orange peel, nutmeg and a whiff of coriander spice. Mildly sweet and delicately sour flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Moderately wheaty base with notes of white bread, citrus, lemon, nutmeg and a zesty touch; balanced, mildly sweet and slightly sourish wheaty finish with lingering fruity accents. Another rounded brew from Ibaraki. 30.IX.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1093) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de cimmeria tomada en el momento el 01-10-2014. color amarillento pajizo turbio con poca espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores ligeros a cereales y arroz con toques cítricos con algo de gas, casi como una caña con limón. Suave y refrescante, fácil de beber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Thick, white head. Hazy, golden color. Spicy, citrus aroma. Hints of nutmeg and coriander (?); orangey citrus. Wheat. Chewy mouthfeel. Orange, bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a small white head on there. Nose is slightly floral with a bit of the Belgian yeast kick to it, and quite a bit of wheat coming off it. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately wheaty. OK, but nothing overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2014
A nice white ale. Light scent but a lot of flavor. Looks good in the glass. Louisville beer store.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"A little more floral and herbal, especially in the nose, than is typical of a wit. Unique for that reason, but otherwise forgettable, and a little overpriced."

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