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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 949   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 


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Small white fizzy head that mostly diminished. Spar lacing. Milky cloudy orange colour. Ginger, spice, coriander, citrus and some fruity notes as well. Light bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was light sweet with some acidic. Spicy sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Very unclear, pale golden with a dense, white head. Spicy, citrusy nose. Rather light-bodied with tart, fresh citrus notes. The finish is dry. Very fresh and pleasant. 090507

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2007
This looks, smells and tastes like of Asahi/Sapporo. I find a lot of Japanese beers taste the same but this beer is quite unique. It has a similar malty taste to Asahi but itís got more of a nice Ginger aftertaste. This is definitely the best Japanese beer Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Pours cloudy yellow, big white head. Aroma is nutmeg all the way but I love nutmeg. Taste is nutmeg bigtime it is definitely the main flavor mixed with lemon, and orange, wit yeast with the aftertaste of orange lingering on your tongue but still nutmeg is dominating every aspect of this beer. Some may say the nutmeg is too much and I can see that but I really like the taste of nutmeg and therefore I really like the taste of this beer. Good wit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 12 oz. Bottle. Tumber. Nice pale golden color with a littel head. Spicy and citrusy aroma and taste. The coriander, clove, and orange notes make this a great wit bier. Thin body. Great for the Summer. Rerate Jan 2007: Appreciate the spice combination even more. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 28, 2007
Sweet lychee perfume and pink pepper candies eminate from the aroma. Distinct, unique and flowery. Cantelopes and pears course over a nip of aged wheat and glowing yeasts. Hisbiscus blossoms glower in the corner. A clouded and hazed gold settles into the tumble with aplomb and spews forth a crisply demarked white-bubble foam. Flavor fulfills a lot of the flowery enticements, but then leaves malt on the floor. Prickly pear, plums and saki shine through in the immeadiate fragrant burst, before succumbing to a watery salt, bright with a bit of yeast and a sourish wheat candy. Thin-bodied in a guava juice kind of way. Effervescent and totally miasmatic. Towards the end, coughing a billow of sage smoke and creosote dew, a rising edge of mint leaves round out the light citric frenzy. Totally independent, unique and forged of a different blade. Will certainly look to try more of this brewer. Techniques certain to strike a prodigious chord with some style, just not this one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
Poured light orange/white in color. Smelled sweet and spicy. However, the flavor was light and spritzy and had flavors of lemon and orange rind. Very refreshing and not to much clove spice present which worked well for this beer. An all around solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2007
Buttery golden color. Hazy. Big 2 finger bright white head that stuck around a while. Acidic, sour, citrus and floral notes. This actually smelled very much like a suntan lotion I used when I was a kid....canít remember the name maybe coppertone...weird. Thin fizzy body. Not my favorite witbier

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle at Blue Smoke, 27th street, NYC. I know this one isnít highly rated but I consider it one of the best wits out there. It is assertive as it shoots off citrus, banana, coriander, orange peel and spices. Perhaps it is too flavorful? It is also pretty silky versus other wits Iíve sampled. The aroma is one of the best elements as everything I tasted seems accentuated times three. Some element seems to balance everything out. Its too bad the bottles only has 11 ounces each.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2007
First - I like the packaging. Crisp and refreshing. The color is a hazy yellow. The aroma is spicy with subtle hints of citrus. The flavor is at first somewhat sour and acidic. In the aftertaste the corriander and orange comes to the fore. The palate is a little rough around the edges and it doesnít seem to all come together.


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