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


on tap

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RATINGS: 901   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
What I got out of this beer was a weak white ale minus the spice and coriander that was sitting on a table while someone was cleaning the furniture and got a tad of Lemon Pledge fallout in the glass. Even with this going on it’s still pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours a cloudy golden color with a lot of yeast sediments floating and a thin white head. Very good aroma of lemon, yeast, ginger and coriander. Good flavor of lemon, yeast, ginger and coriander, probably other spices too, the flavor is less intense than the aroma. The body has a good thickness with a creamy texture and a medium to strong carbonation. A pretty good witbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Mmm. Great looking bottle. Pours lightly, with a small lacing of head. Colour is light to mid yellow, well hazed. Aroma is lemony and refreshing. I like to just breathe this beer. Taste is very refreshing!! The citrus taste reminded me more of Yuzu than orange or lemon, and the belgian-y flavours were present, but a little understated. A fantastic beer that is far more drinkable than most wits I’ve tasted. I can see why this beer has won gold medals. A must try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3291) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Medium yellow, hazy, massive head with big fizzy bubbles. Aroma was lightly citric. Flavor was heavy to the citrus, like a fresh squeezed orange. Faint coriander appears as it warms, along with a touch of honey and perhaps sage. Not bad. Definitely on the fruity side of the wit spectrum, a nice break from the spicy versions I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Purchased at Broudy’s, Orange park, FL. Hazy light golden beer with a nice long lasting white head. Very light aroma typical of a witbier. Fruity, spicy, citrus flavors, but all very delicate and subtle. Soft and nice, with a smooth mouthfeel. Some additional candy flavor hiding in the mix that I can’t identify, but differentiates this from the typical wit. Very nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Maybe one of the better wits I’ve had. Pours a hazy gold, smal head. Aroma is coriander, coriander, coriander, slight citrus, and honey. Flavor is dominated by coriander as well, some orange, and mildly bitter hops. Actually, this tastes more like it was brewed with pale malts than wheat malt. And that is why I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Pours a hazy orange/white with almost no aroma. Looks great, like a witbier should! Taste is a little bland, not a whole lot going on in here, although I do detect some distinct soft citrus, very slight, almost imperceptible. Very nice palate, very fulfilling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2005
When I first sniffed this cloudy orange beer and then took that first sip, I had to sit back and contemplate. The nose is very citrusy, like orange juice, but I found that first sip to be very spicy. Yes, all the adjuncts are there: coriander, orange peel, nutmeg, etc. But there seems to be a big boost of ginger there as well. After getting over the initial pungency of flavors, I began to realize that this is smooth and refreshing. Very pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Very cloudy gold color. White foam dissapates quickly. Citrus smell with a hint of honey. Immediate orange juice flavor and a bubbly mouthfeel - kind of like a mimosa. No alcohol type taste and no bitterness at all. Remarkably fresh tasting beer. Orangalicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Bomber bottle. Pours unlike your typical Japanese beer- thick, full of head, and a nice effervescence. Aroma is orange peel offset by earthy grass tones. Just like the description says, it tastes of coriander, orange, and a bit of nutmeg. Mouthfeel is thin but coats adequately, a bit like orange juice. Finishes full but doesn’t last long enough. This is a very good beer.

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