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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4871) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3002) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5738) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grovlam (4164) - 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 (25073) - 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 it’s got more of a nice Ginger aftertaste. This is definitely the best Japanese beer I’ve 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.


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