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


on tap

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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 

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1184) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
May 19th, 2011 - Somewhere in the hordes of Japanese pale lagers and happoshu beers are agents and moles - spies, hidden amongst the flock of consistently weak brews. These are Japan’s craft brewers, practicing excellence and fine form against the bashing tides of a consumer demand pushed by sheer momentum. One of these furtive rebels is Hitachino, and this review is about their White Ale. Dressed in the pale garb of the style and with a nice cloudiness, you can immediately tell this is different from crystal clear lagers poured at every izakaya in the country. A stronger sign of its rebellious nature is found in the aroma - signals of flavor, scents of butter and wheat, deep and rich and flavorful, enough to entice the palate for a sip. Here I catch a lot of carbonation at first, but also ample butter notes and deep, bready wheatiness, lasting until the very end of the aftertaste. Here the bread flavor expires, exhausted, collapses and then a strange and curious squeeze of diluted lemon juice punctuates the flavor. It’s a clear and definitive conclusion, and feels strangely deliberate. Whatever the intention in manufacture, this is, by itself, a great light beer. But as a resident in and amongst Japan’s beer market saturated with flavorless suds, it’s less of a spy and more of a superhero.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mitchh200 (10) - - MAY 24, 2015
Has a strong citrus aroma. the appearance is pale yellow and hazy. The head is minimal. The taste is light sweet . This beer is light bodied, with a thin texture. The carbonation is soft and the beer has a long finish. Overall I’am greatly impressed buy this white ale a great summertime brew! Good Job Kiuchi!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1903) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
bottle bought at a local beer store, somehow they have a import program of these japanese beers, poured a pale yellow to golden colour, notes of grains, citrus, wheats, bubble gum,corn?, some orange, spices, fruit notes, moderate carbonation. nice to try, but it’s not worth to import these beers IMO...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (336) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor jasnozłoty, mętne. Nikła piana. Bardzo łagodny aromat cytrusów i owoców tropikalnych. Smak łagodny korzenny. Nagazowanie średnie, dobre orzeżwiające piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma: floral, citrus, nutmeg Appearance: hazy, golden, slight white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, citrus Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Nice summer beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4069) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. Really nice Wit. Its been a long time since I tried a new example of this style, and liked it as much. Really smooth. Lacks the rancid tartness, which some Wits exhibit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5010) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2015
Light aroma, light coriander. Can’t really taste the nutmeg much but that can be overpowering so this is a good thing. Pours hazy golden white with ok head. Light sweet finish with a touch of grain. Tap at Pizza Paradiso G-Town.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3268) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (12/02/2015) - fuzzy yellow pour with white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet fruity and wheaty, some grassy and floral notes going on, some spices in there as well, interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (332) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2015
bottle in osaka. pale yellow white cloudy. no head. spice and orange is subtle. unusual in the use of nutmeg but it is very subtle. flavours and aromas are overall very muted. A decent but unexceptional belgian white ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cityzen (54) - FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Enfin une bière blanche de référence. Un gout de grain, une longueur inouïe en bouche qui finit par des touches de fruits rouges. Ça faisait longtemps que je ne m’étais pas régalé sur une blanche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (222) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2015
Amarelo leitoso, espuma branca que se desfaz bem rapidamente. Aroma delicado adocicado, maltado, bem ao fundo citrico (nesse quesito faltou intensidade). Paladar traz um pouco de amargor, adocicado também leve, corpo leve/médio bastante adequado ao estilo. Aftertaste refrescante, porém breve, paladar de cereais. Uma boa wit, mas faltou um diferencial, algum destaque.

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