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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 975   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 


3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2007
12 oz. botttle smells like sweaty balls and cat vomit, but only mildly offensive. A charming ultra-hazy, extremely pale yellow. Medium body with perfect carbonation and quite wet. Tastes peppery with coriander and a dash of lemon peel. Aftertaste is like very mild slightly spoiled OJ.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 27, 2007
good import, quality brew, a bit watery but still somewhat flavorful, probably the best beer from japan sweet white appearance as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy golden color, slight aroma of citrus zest and coriander. Flavor reminds me more of an American Wheat than a Belgian Wit, but the Coriander is noticeable. Too much citrus - probably from the orange peel - on the finish for me. Still good though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7275) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2007
1 Pint, 5 Oz. bottle. Poured hazy paler golden with a medium cap of white head. The aroma picked up heavy nutmeg, citrus zest, and coriander with sweet notes deeper down.. some oranges, some almost (but not quite) caramel notes. The flavor was a bit messy with sour/acidic orange juice building through the finish.. spices were all over the place (white pepper, coriander, and nutmeg all came through at times).. with some balance issues to be addressed. Light-medium bodied on the palate (but a tad cloying at the finish).. a bit sharp and acidic throughout.. left a spicy orange juice and wheaty finish. Decent overall.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
Bottled. An unclear light yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is of ginger, coriander, and citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of ginger and a boring coriander not. The body is thin.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed straw with a white head. Nose is lemon and citrus on the nose with a straw edge to it that just gives an earthy, plant like fragrance. Very perfume like, but also like walking through a field of aromatic flower stems that were just cut. I could take a whiff of this one for hours. Flavor is smooth and even. There is a straw like quality that stays earthen and thick, though still light enough overall to enjoy. Feel is smooth and silky with a balanced carbonation. Definitely drinkable, though it is fairly different and unique which might detract for some. Plus for such a high price (again with the Hitachino), is it really worth it? $5? Hmmm. No.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: White Ale
Date: April 11, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: Hazy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: light citqus aroma
Flavor: light and refreshing flavor

Name: White Ale
Date: December 06, 2003
Appearance: opaque orange, whispy head
Aroma: light citrus aroma with hints of orange and clove
Flavor: light wheat flavor with a touch of spices

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2007
The pour was a slightly cloudy copper color with a compact white head. Some lacing. The aroma was yeast, spice (coriander & cinnamon) along with a bit of citrus. The flavor was dominated by yeast and citrus. Some floral notes as well. The finish was succinct and I thought this was an very nice compliment to my sushi.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Hazy, golden/orange appearance with a small off white head and little lacing. Spicy aroma with a good dose of orange zest and lemon. Tart, dry, herbal, spicy taste with some wheaty flavors below deck. Medium-to-light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a dry short lived finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2007
i never really liked these white ales. this one starts out much like the rest. mostly ginger carrot type vegetable yeecchh! but let this beer settle in the glass for twenty minutes or so and you get some really good flavors mainly lemon that complement the texture (which is slickish). Aaron you did alright. first white ale i like! don’t know if it’s exactly beer,but it is a good brew.


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