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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 933   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 


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dsbrochu (4) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
Great aftertaste with a beautiful color and amazing nose. A unique combination of Japanese and Belgian styles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dclark (3) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
My personal favorite. Bottle. Smooth. Excellent aroma. No bad aftertaste. Just wish it was more available around the Baton Rouge area.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
This is a truly beautiful beer. It pours a hazy glowing gold-blonde with a one finger, aromatic head. It smells like fresh wheat, lemons, and a little malt. The taste is one of the most refreshing tastes I have ever experienced. Fresh lemons, sticky rice, malts, all in perfect balance. This may be the best summertime brew I have ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a lovely milky golden orange. Light, white head. Strong orange and coriander/ nutmeg on the nose. Bright, sweet orange and spice flavor. Spice lingers on the palate. Well balanced, curiously pleasant spice strength uncommon for a whit. Outstanding interpretation of the style.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
Very flowery citrus taste, creamy. Light golden yellow color thin head. An excellent beer.

4.7
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
imissmy64oz (21) - - NOV 23, 2009
Aroma is refreshing and light with hints of ginger. Minimal head and pale in color. Light body with moderate to heavy carbonation. Very refreshing. Stands out as very enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
levib2004 (2) - - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
This beer has a very satisfying taste. There are small hints of what I think is corriander. It has a very smooth body and finshes well. It has an almost undetectable aroma but taste is what is most important to me. My all time favorite beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2001
Hazy tan colour, really cool ceramic glass/mug (whatever you’d call it); heavy nose - damn! All kinds of aromas here: cardamom, citrus, noble hops. The palate brings all of these plus complex earthy malt notes - this is very stylish. Both assertive and mellow at the same time - flavourful but soft enough with the malts to carry this for miles.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2008
Aroma: Smells very fresh. There’s a strong orange and lemon scent, plus a lot of ginger and coriander and piney hops. Wheat flour and yeast become increasingly prevalent as the beer warms. Appearance: Translucent mustard yellow, deepened by the yeast. Volatile white head that dissipates in a jiffy and leaves no lacing. Flavor: A smooth wheat taste, like fresh bread, with a current of lemon tea. Noble hops and tangy yeast round out the flavor. Gingery spices add a subtle but noticeable zing. Palate: A tad sticky, but light and refreshing. Matches the taste very well. Overall: An excellent wit for any season.


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