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


on tap

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RATINGS: 967   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 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Slight sour, orangey/lemon citrus and some sort of spice for aroma. Hazy lemon gold color with a head that filmed immediately. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation - not much bite. Starts with citrus, followed by orange oil, and, they say coriander, I won’t argue. Could be. Very clean and refreshing. Orange oil for the finish, along with the spice. Definitely good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Rated 6/30/07. Cloudy light gold color. Small white head. Aroma is citrus and nutmeg. Flavor follows suit, but there is also a distinct ginger sensation. Very unique. Like a ginger beer mixed with a Witbier. Incredibly refreshing and unlike anything I have tried. Very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle...finally a flavorful Japanese beer! This was delightful, well-carbonated, main flavors of orange (tasted a lot like Orangina) stood out. It went well with the Asian dish I had. I will be trying the other Hitachino products.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4734) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2007
A light springy aroma, I think this is a truly great white ale. Some orange notes and spices, it has a pleasant vibrant flavor and aftertaste to it. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
pours a pale cloudy golden with a medium thin lasting head. has a floral alcohol aroma with some coriander and oranges, and a very light grass and almost white grape smell. watery with light crisp bubbles. tastes of bread, lemons and fruit. very dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle pours pale golden with a big white head that stays pretty well. Aromas of some corriander, orange, and grass. Flavor is much more yeasty with also a good dose of corriander and some slight citrus at the finish. Somewhat fizzy on the palate but light and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2920) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
The Japanese taking a stab at one of my beloved styles...and doing so well. Pours a little gold for my liking with no head and little bubbles. Aroma of grass and yeast. Taste of yeast, lemon and a crisp mouthfeel (a little wet though). Could pick up some coriander in the finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Aroma is wheat, a little sweet malt, some corriander, and a little hops. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange. Flavor is all of the characteristics of the aroma with a nice hoppy citrus finish. Not my favorite style but a decent beer nonetheless.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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

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