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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 968   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1147) - 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 Japanís 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. Itís 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 Japanís beer market saturated with flavorless suds, itís less of a spy and more of a superhero.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle - cloudy straw with a fizzy bright white head. Aroma of cloves and yeast. Taste of cloves, yeast and hay. Light body, high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (620) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
Hazy orange with small white head. Citrus, lemon, coriander, earth, green apples and some funk. Fruity, wheat and sweet finish. Overall: pretty good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Grassy and floral hop aromas, very lemony. Hazy straw color with a decently lasting white head. Dry, very aromatic. Light-medium bodied, prevalent yeasty mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle @ Marlborough Arms, Chester [280115]
Light orange, no head
Aroma - Soft herbal
Taste - Strange herbal, soft citrus, odd spicy vegetal, just weird, peppery
Palate - Medium carb, light body. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Not sure about this one...was the last beer at the end of the night though

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Subtle aroma of hops and spice, pours a cloudy straw color with a short lasting white well laced head. Taste of oranges, and coriander with a dry feel and an orange hops finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alberti92 (132) - - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours golden with a thin white head, medium Carbonation and a light body. Aroma is subtle with some grassy notes, lemon and spice. Taste is pretty much the same with a moderate bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (306) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Hazy golden with fluffy head. Nose is nutmeg, coriander, spices, a bit of citrus. Taste matches, pretty heavily spiced. Eh, it's ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at home, 1st March 15. Poured cloudy, aroma fresh, the spice comes through, nutmeg some citrus. Really clean and pretty tasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle from waitrose, lichfield. Piss yellow coloured beer, no head. Aroma of coriander, spice and orange pith. Taste is spices, oranges, coriander and wheat. Quite carbinated. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a firm white head, aroma is all wheat with some spice, taste is bitter and fruity in the mouth, with a dry finish.


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