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


on tap

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RATINGS: 904   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2006
12 oz bottle pours a whitish yellow with a very then head. It has some witbier aromas lemon and ginger. Iím not puckering my lips but the flavor is surpisingly sour, more sour than most witbiers iíve had. Lots of citrus mostly lemon and a little orange come through, yeasty and tart. The fizziness bounces off my tongue leaving a few bitter spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle. Pear and ginger aroma. Cloudy pale yellow with a small head. Spicy (cinnamon and ginger) pear flavor as well. Strong acidity that bites the tongue. Another unique beer from Hitachino - a Witbier with a Japanese twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EithCubes (4907) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle. Thick hazy yellow pour with an excitable white head. Strong aroma is very sour with a little detergent, cardamon, and citrus. Flavors repeat in the taste, with a pie cream and crust, and perhaps a little coriander on the side. A little yeast. Quite dry with some tartness. Medium body comes off as light, balanced, and complex. Spices linger in the aftertaste. This is worthy of some serious discussion. A somewhat exotic take on the Wit base, extremely interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Cloudy yellow with a thick off white head. Hints of orange juice, corriander and nutmeg come into the aroma. Taste is the same with it becoming more orangy as it goes down. Very smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. This is very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy straw color with a white head that recedes to a ring of foam. The aroma isnít strong, but contains a bit of cloves, lemon, ginger and bubblegum. The body is light with fizzy carbonation. The taste is lightly sweet/sour oranges with a dry and barely bitter corriander finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of orange and spice, tastes of citrus, maybe some ginger, nice sweetness, with some spicy bite, no bitterness to speak of. Nice and smooth on the tongue, almost like soda. (Some account that a bad thing in beer, and it often is, but in this case, it actually works.) Really rather pleasent to sip, and itís got a cute label, too!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pours cloudy orange, like watered down grapefruit juice. Not a very strong spice and yeast nose found in a good wit. The body and texture is good, but this one lacks a backbone of flavor. I pick up some white pepper and coriander in the finish. So far, this brewery has yet to impress me, especially at the prices they charge for bottles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
microakes (159) - CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
Golden, Cloudy with a bit of sediment floating inside (umm.. ooops says the guy who poured it) Not really any head. Canít smell much, but my nose is a little stuffed. Lightyly hoppy taste in a way that sort of drifts away like that stoner friend you meet on the street. Very nice beer indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2006
cloudy yellow color, thin foamy white head. aroma is yeasty sweet wheat malt, a bit if coriander. flavor more of the same, tangy sweet wheat malt, a little orangey flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Dark golden coloured. Looks to have sediment floating around but it does not. Wonderful complex aroma. Tart cabonated taste. Flavor is of cirtus mostely lemon maybe a bit to much. 3rd great beer in a row from this brewer.

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