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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1110   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 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 didn’t 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 (1582) - 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 don’t 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 ’Beeru’ 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 wasn’t 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, i’m 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 (9251) - 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 didn’t 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 (9912) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7724) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4751) - 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.

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