Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Witbier
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle: A very loose interpretation of a Belgian White; some different flavors, rice? ginger? not sure. Food Pairing: Sushi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Shared a bottle with friends at Sunswick tonight. This beer was quite different from other Belgian whites Iíve had. Appearance akin to other wits. Flavor had heavy notes of ginger and licorice. An interesting interpretation of the Belgian tradition. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Pours cloudy gold with stormy bubbles and a frothy white head. A good, slightly pungent aroma; very distinctive. The flavor is well-balanced; a hint of acid dryness and hops, but a good malt sweetness and warm, citrusy spices predominate. I didnít know this style had caught on so well in Japan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1579) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 88 RE-RATE FRESH BOTTLE ** Beautiful pour, good body for a Witbier and lots of good citrus and light spicy herb aromas & flavors that donít dominate. Delicious with a nice body that is balanced and not sticky sweet.** ORIGINAL RATE ** Cloudy pale blonde pour, white cap. Very tangy wit with almost a Berliner Weisse type of sourness, or a wild sourness. Sour aroma with yeast. Taste lemon and ginger. It misses some wheat-y, sweet body and is very light almost like a session ale. Refreshing and pretty tasty though clearly odd beer. One or two points for being quirky, and a cute Japanese owl íBeeruí for my # 666. 7/3/7/3/13 = 3.3

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Shared this with MereLikesBeer. This beer wasnít that great. Had a very subtle aroma, with a hint of orange peel .It was almost like a less than average wheat beer mixed with orange juice, fllavor wise. I was not impressed with this at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
I shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617 today. I must say, iím not all that impressed. Generally speaking, I enjoy a Belgian more than the next gal...but this did me no good. It poured a very light cloudy yellow with a bit of sediment floating around. It had a very bubbly white head attached to that drink. Aroma was incredibly light, hints of yeast and maybe a little citrus and spice. It had a bit more flavor than I was expecting from the IBU and ABV, but not much at that. It was just way too light. It had a light body, and was refreshing, but just not enough body to it for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 Draft from La Cave du Vin in Cleveland. Pours cloudy yellow with medium white head. Minimal aroma of citrus and wheat. Flavor of wheat, citrus, ginger, yeast. The bartender said it was also brewed with oats, but I didnít pick up on that. When poured there is a lot of carbonation, which disappears quickly. Smooth medium body. Pleasant, refreshing white ale and definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JerseyDevil980 (1) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2009 does not count
A decent beer with a nice color, flavor and after taste. However the aroma leaves something to be desired as it has a bad smell at first. Definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Clearish light golden pour with brilliant white head. Coriander obvious to smell but also green apples and a souring twinge. The body is thinner than I remember and has a lighter souring effect, but also some cloved spice in there to balance it out. It certainly drinks easily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2009
On tap at The Map Room. Poured a very dull cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma was quite complicated with notes of ginger, cherry blossom and nutmeg. Flavor was also very pleasant beginning citrus with a combination of lime and orange, but finishes a sweet ginger flavor. A nice beer.

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