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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Witbier
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 981   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 


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30005) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
Bottled. An unclear light yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is of ginger, coriander, and citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of ginger and a boring coriander not. The body is thin.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed straw with a white head. Nose is lemon and citrus on the nose with a straw edge to it that just gives an earthy, plant like fragrance. Very perfume like, but also like walking through a field of aromatic flower stems that were just cut. I could take a whiff of this one for hours. Flavor is smooth and even. There is a straw like quality that stays earthen and thick, though still light enough overall to enjoy. Feel is smooth and silky with a balanced carbonation. Definitely drinkable, though it is fairly different and unique which might detract for some. Plus for such a high price (again with the Hitachino), is it really worth it? $5? Hmmm. No.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: White Ale
Date: April 11, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: Hazy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: light citqus aroma
Flavor: light and refreshing flavor

Name: White Ale
Date: December 06, 2003
Appearance: opaque orange, whispy head
Aroma: light citrus aroma with hints of orange and clove
Flavor: light wheat flavor with a touch of spices

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2007
The pour was a slightly cloudy copper color with a compact white head. Some lacing. The aroma was yeast, spice (coriander & cinnamon) along with a bit of citrus. The flavor was dominated by yeast and citrus. Some floral notes as well. The finish was succinct and I thought this was an very nice compliment to my sushi.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1553) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Hazy, golden/orange appearance with a small off white head and little lacing. Spicy aroma with a good dose of orange zest and lemon. Tart, dry, herbal, spicy taste with some wheaty flavors below deck. Medium-to-light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a dry short lived finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2007
i never really liked these white ales. this one starts out much like the rest. mostly ginger carrot type vegetable yeecchh! but let this beer settle in the glass for twenty minutes or so and you get some really good flavors mainly lemon that complement the texture (which is slickish). Aaron you did alright. first white ale i like! don’t know if it’s exactly beer,but it is a good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottled. Beer is cloudy, light dusty gold. Head is small, white, frothy, mostly, rapidly and totally diminishing.<P>The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain, biscuit; Hoppy with moderate notes of lemon zest, grapefruit oil, buttery wildflowers, resinous herb; Yeasty with a trace note of basement; Moderate miscellaneous notes of coriander, orange zest, light candy sugar, light notes of fresh nutmeg and a trace of spicy wood.<P>The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter with a longish, moderately bitter, lightly acidic, lightly sweet finish. Delicate floral rets.<P>The body is light/medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Extra pale cloudy yellow. Spritzy. Spicy/bitter orange peel flavor. Wheaty. Not bad, but could be more refreshing, and a 750ml is too much at once.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Pours a light honey gold with peach highlights and loose white head. Light, fruity sweet berry aroma with notes of orange blossom. Clean, bright wheat flavors with pale fruits and light, crisp bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle. Delicious sweet nose, lots of coriander with some peach and apricot. Cloudy yellow with a slight ring of foam and unmoving bubbles that just kind of hover. Lots of coriander taste, with some hints of citrus and vanilla. Very well done, extremely smooth palate. Surprising from this brewery, as I’ve been disappointed by other efforts. Really great wit.


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