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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2009
11.2 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy and bright lemon yellow color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing,. Aroma is tart, tangy and strongly citrus. Taste is citrus, yeast, clove, nutmeg, caramel, bubblegum. Full bodied and kinda funky. Very nice.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle. Light malt note of straw, moderate flowers and lemon for the hops, light musty smell fo the yeast, with lavender and Earl Grey tea in the background. Head is small, fizzy, white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is murky pale yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light, water with a fizzy carbonation and finishes fairly astringent. Refreshing and unique aroma, but real bland in most aspects.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Pours a very nice pale cloudy yellow with a creamy white head. The nose is very pungent, very layered and complex. Very balanced in the aroma with all of the different notes existing in balance. I picked up black pepper, sweet orange, yeast, sour wheat, and a mild tartness. The flavor is very spicy, black pepper, a mild yeasty character, bitter orange peel. Less layered and balanced than the aroma. The palate has a nice spiciness balanced with a fairly prominent orange peel bitterness. Very nice example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Thanks bro! Pours a golden-orange color with lots of particulate and a medium creamy head that fades thin with a lot of bubbly lacing. Aroma is heavy on orange zest, coriander, and almost some juniper type aroma. Mouthfeel is very creamy, almost to the extent of feeling thin and watery - but it’s not. Taste is orange peel, lemon, some wheat and/or yeast, and a bit of coriander. Leaves a lingering taste in the mouth that almost seems like green olives. One of the most drinkable Witbiers in existence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2008
Beers like this are some of my favorites, though they may lack complexity. Crisp, fruity aroma. Cloudy white in color with a tiny bit of head. Coriander, lemon, wheat, ginger, cloves. Really interesting flavor. I will definitely have this again!! Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4985) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Aroma is crisp, malty, slightly fruity, very like a good pilsner. Appearance is nothing special - typical clear golden yellow, average white head that does not hang around. Flavor, however, is better than expected - typically malty but well-rounded with fruity hints and just a touch of hops and a whisper of sweetness. Texture is pleasantly tingly and has a good firm consistency.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Nice cloudy white building to a pale orange with a finger of sticky white head. Coriander and lemon dominate the aroma with a wheaty background and some cedar cask notes. Body is nice. Not reminiscent of classic wits. Tastes of coriander, lots of lemon citric tartness. Does that cedar notes in all Hitachino beers come from a house yeast or did they use cedar casks again with this beer?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2008
On tap at OTH. Pours a hazy straw gold with a nose of ginger, orange peel, spice, clove, and sugar. Flavor is amazing citrus, lemony, lime, ginger, orange, grapefruit, and spice. Awesome with depth for a witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Pours a dull yellow/orange color with a quickly dissipating white head. Pungent sour flavor is a little bigger than most witbiers i have experienced. Spice, citrus, and some sweet caramel aroma. Spice certainly comes through in the flavor with a bit of lemon citrus. Finish is metallic hops. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Light aroma orange a lemon. Pours a light straw cloudy (hence the name). The head looked promising but I blinked and it was gone. Tasking it brings out the vanilla, orange and wheat. Slightly sour with a firm tingly mouth feel. The hops finish nicely and I think this is a great drinkable wit.


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