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: 1103   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Dark gold, cloudy, and almost no head. Some orange in the aroma, and a cedar nte, as well. Flavor is some orange, as well, plus cedar, woody flavors. Surprisingly dry at the finish. I ended up liking this one better than I anticipated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours a cloudy, glowing neon orange with a rather large white head. Aromas of coriander, cloves, yeast, and citrus. Taste is not too watery, lots of spice, and an addition of ginger? shines through. Spicy aftertaste. A solid witbier but not out of this world.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Reviewed 11/25/2008 (bottle): Pours a cloudy bright yellow color body. Foamy white head, big bubbles, lasting. Spicy floral aroma, maybe coriander. Very spicy nose. Spicy floral taste, some lemon. Surprisingly light tasting. Medium bodied, not too watery. Spices in the aftertrste. Fizzy palate. Not too fruity except the lemoniness. Almost tart, but not quite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HaZseTata (1) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008 does not count
Tasted (many times) when I stayed in Tokyo. One of my favorite beer to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Nice orange pour wtih a big fluffy head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, fruity and malty. The flavor is really nice. Full bodied and full of coriander, yeast, bread and some citrus notes too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2008
Draught at Wachi in Kyoto. Glowing golden orange color with a tall, fine head. Very cloudy. Very fruity, spicy aroma, with lots of wheat malt. Tangy/sour with lots of citrus. Big palate--thick and rich with a great balance between sweet and sour/bitter. Buttery, thich, rich flavor. good hops as well. The fruit and spices are not at all overwhelming, which I appreciate. This is really different from the bottle and seems better than I have had it on tap before as well. Great balance and richer, heavier than the bottle with really good hopping for the style. Excellent. I wonder if they changed something???

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
balzac (5) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2008 does not count
Purchased on vaca @ knightly spirits in fl. in pt. oz. btl. Hazy color, with outstanding aroma of ginger. coriander definitely prevalent as well. Great mouth feel with everything in check. very drinkable! One of the more interesting witbier i’ve tasted. Worth a try if you’re into this style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2008 A spicy wit with a light and refreshing body. Nothing really spectacular or different, it is just a good wit with a lot of spice. Also, thanks to TheCheeseman, I was able to have a taste of the Hitachino Nest Distilled White Ale. Pretty good liquor with some of the citrus and spice notes transferring through the distillation. If you can find it, get it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - OCT 5, 2008
A fuller bodied version of the hoegaarden, without the charms. Quite spicy, but not cloying...solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2008
From bottle at Karma’s Sushi in Flagstaff. The pour was typical for the style, hazy pale straw-like color, nice initial head. The aroma was firm spices, coriander, ginger both with citrus elements underneath. The flavor was a full bodied wit with orangey notes, slight bread elements and somewhat overwhelming ginger complements alongside the traditional coriander. Being sensitive to ginger, that was the shortcoming in this otherwise well done brew.

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