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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Witbier
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 981   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecadet (3) - USA - NOV 12, 2007 does not count
Probably the biggest of Japan’s craft beers, and the most widely available. Inconsistent in quality and taste, though. I’m rating the last bottle I had. Cloudy in appearance; this is an unfiltered beer. Fluffy white head. Quite a fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet, like lemonade and roses. Lots of citrus, some ginger. Really pretty distinctive. Finishes like medicine, though - has a definite alcohol/metallic aftertaste that’s really not very pleasing. This used to be among my favorite beers, but probably not after my last bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Murky deepish yellow pour with a large fluffy white head. VERY floral aroma, with lemon and dry spice (ginger, coriander). The taste was a bit weak, more lemon, less floral hop character. Watery, lightly acidic body and a very quick, forgettable finish. Solid aroma, bit of a let-down after that.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2007
nose of coriander and orange peal, very pungent. appearance is very pale and transparent, event for a white ale. head is enormous and white. carbonation appears strong but with the taste it is hardly apparent, very strange. flavor is not overpowering but nice and refreshing with a balanced malt/hop ratio. the mouthfeel is almost thick, which is remarkable for the appearance. a very unique brew, also solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Hazy yellow body with a puffy white head that slowly fades. (3+) Zippy aroma, notes of lemon, ginger, floral characteristics. (7+) Light lemon and bitterness throughout, it is rather refreshing. Light, spicy. (7+) Average effervescent palate fits it. Enjoyed this substantially more than any of their other products that I have had. 7+/3+/7/3/15+

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hombrepalo (1923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle pours a hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma of lemons & orange peel is very apparent. The head has now left the building on this one. Virtually no lacing to speak of. Initial taste is of lemon, orange juice (as described), and some corriander. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, some fizz there, however the finish seems to quickly end. A bit tart too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4349) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
23 Sept 07. 330mL bottle, 5% ABV. Golden color. Tons of carbonation rising to the fizzy white head. Awesome tropical fruit aroma. Like a starfruit. Light, fizzy, pinot gris flavors, white grape, pineapple, hints of ginger as well. A touch of oak barrel tannins in the finish. Very dry, yeasty, finish. Light bodied and wonderful.

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 (7326) - 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.


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