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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2009
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm) Cloudy pale yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, slightly citric nose with lemon, vanilla and coriander. Fruity taste with notes of lemon, orange, vanilla, a touch of yeast and a hint of citrussy hops in the finish. Fresh and well balanced witbier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4708) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, yellowish body with a full finger of white foam. Smell: Soft wheat aroma with a particularly pungent, juicy note of wet orange peelings and lesser hints of coriander spiciness. Taste: Initial delicate taste of wheat, a tad tangy and sweet along with, as with the aroma, a very distinct kick of juicy, oily orange peels (like having a splash of triple sec added to a witbier). Zip of spices. Minimal hop character with only the lightest touch of bitterness present. Final touches of orange citrus, spice, and tanginess on the dry, crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: A nicely refreshing and nicely orange-y wit! Pass the Spider Maki and Rainbow Maki, please.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty wheaty coriander aroma. Sweetish malty wheaty citrus flavor with some hints of coriander. Has a sweetish fruity wheat malty finish with some hitns of citrus in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robforbes (2135) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2009
pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head that goes away quickly, lots of sediment, and no lacing. smell of wheat, lemon, tangerine, and a touch of banana. taste is light, semi-tart, lots of citrus, and wheat, ends a little dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle poured a cloudt golden yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, lemon and coriander. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, light spice and light citrus with a crisp lingering citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Hazy blonde in color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is spicy with some coriander, pepper, thought I got ginger but I could be wrong, as well as some musty yeast and wheat. Taste is nice and bright, spicy with coriander, citrus, vanilla, earthy yeast, and some lightly tart wheat. This was very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café, Seavägen, Stockholm. Pours out in a opaque yellow colour with a medium-sized sticky white foam. A rather solid aroma for a Wit with notes of pomerance, neutral yeast and coriander. Light to medium-bodied with notes of coriander, ginger, orange-peels, yeast and vanilla. Long well-rounded fruity finish of tangerine, mint and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Crosling. Poured a hazy, bright yellow color with a 1/4 inch white head that faded to a layer. Aroma is mostly dominated by spice, but not what I traditionally think of in a wit. Nutmeg overpowers everything else in the aroma, although there are faint hints of coriander and fruit (orange peel and faint lemon). Crisp, lightly fruity entry with hints of orange and some lightly tart lemon leads into a moderate spiciness with hints of coriander and a bit of nutmeg. High carbonation and a full, crisp mouthfeel. The nutmeg seemed a bit out of place to me, and overpowered some of the nuances of the beer, but overall it was an enjoyable wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pros: Gorgeous appearance, long lasting cream. Well conditioned. Excellent mouth feel and weight on the palate. Has a lot going on. It’s a fairly complex beer, with several spice elements.

Cons: Out of balance coriander and nutmeg notes in both the nose and flavor.

Overall, it’s kick ass. But could be improved.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very faint gold to light straw color, slightly hazy with a thin head. The flavors are very light, there is definitely some citrus, but I’m sort of missing the coriander and nutmeg. It is so light it is almost un-beer-like, but it is pretty good. Very clean and refreshing.


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