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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
21oz bottle from Total Wine (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark yellow color with one finger white head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with notes of grass, wheat, lemon, spice, some hints of honey and caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral as well with notes of juniper, honey, lemon, citrus, orange peel, spice, hints of caramel and clove. Generally light to medium body with a pleasing lemon citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 Bottle. Pours with a small, foamy white head and a hazy golden body. Marginal lacing. Aroma is floral and spicy with a slight earthy/brett presence. Perfumey with tangerine. Taste is very floral with exotic citrus (yuzu?), again, a slightly earthy brett note, honey and light spice. Lively carbonation and a dry mouthfeel.
Re-rate: this really is a classic to me, the tartness and exotic fruit separates it from the traditional belgians and for the better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Poured bright yellow with a fizzy white head that settles out quickly. Aromas of rice, spice, citrus, and slightly musty. Lemon and spice stood out in the flavor. Light body and fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2009
bottle. pours cloudy golden with thin white head. Aroma is yeasty with excellent apricot like nose as well as a strong coriander scent that leans on the spicy ginger. Taste, fruity mouthfeel of apricot, plenty of coriander spicy. A nice and welcome change form the usual citrus. The high presence of the coriander give the beer a very apricot like palate that ends crisp with light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a large yellow-white head and a number of small floaters. The aroma was tart citrus and a hint of dry spice. The flavor was dryish, tarty and had touches of dry spices and citrus. The middle was tangy and a touch musty and the finish was medium length with dry and tart citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
From the bottle poured hazy straw color with a good amount of head. Nice citrusy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Orange and bread aroma and taste with notes of apricots and spices. Crisp dry palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma dominated by coriander with notes of spices. Fruity flavour of citrus, coriander and spices. Spicy finish. Too much coriander, but an OK witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Obvious wheat notes, coriander, bananas, light lemon zest. Ginger accents and citrus as well as some dry floral hops. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
A very legitimate Belgian Wit although not quite a standout. Yellow in color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is lemony and not particularly strong. Flavor is dominated by lemon, also notes of orange, banana, coriander, mild funk, and ginger. Refreshing, crisp, and tasty. One of the best Japanese beers I’ve had, but far from the best overall.

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