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Hitachino Nest XH

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Strong Belgian Brown Ale matured in distilled Sake barrels.the final Maturation takes place in Shochu casks {distilled sake} for 3 months.  Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate  Hops: Chinook, Styrian Golding  Original Gravity: 1.08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (547) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Murky Amber colour with small white head. Aroma of figs and bread. Taste is dry and bitter with nice spice from the alcohol. Carbonation is quite prickly and body surprisingly light. Enjoyed it, but had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (678) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber brown with a thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and berries with some spice. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (55) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Tan-amber color, dense ivory froth. Intense honey liqueur aroma, and a tinge of chocolate. Soft and gentle in spite of its high alcohol contents. Sweet and creamy texture. Rather short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (323) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aroma is lighter berry. Cranberry raspberry. A little oak... A little sweet like a maple. Pours reddish orange brown. Minimal head. Taste is light..... Subtle. Dry. Juniper. Like a champagne yeast dryness. Like pine tips. Palate is smooth dry. So dry! Bubbly. Boozy. But not bad smooth. Overall this is a beer I enjoyed drinking but would not buy again. The tastes are very subtle. The pine note is huge but it’s not sappy pine like an IPA: it’s earthy pine like juniper. Interesting. More than anything I had the thought man I don’t buy these because they’re $5 and that’s expensive. But then I thought that’s only a $10 bomber... Thank you for being in 12o bottles. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donniemillan (74) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
It pours dark red orange, thin lacing. The aroma of orange, biscuit, distinct Belgian yeast smell, brown sugar, husk. It very sweet, very syrupy, low bitterness with short finish but the malt stays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (460) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Copper red color with off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit or fruit preserves. Taste is a bit boozy, slightly sweet with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1351) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
A bright, mid reddish orange coloured beer with a frothy yellow head. A light, dusty malt aroma, with red fruits and dark caramel. Medium, but fizzy mouthfeel. A rich fruity and malty flavour, red fruits, vinous and dark caramel, plus there is a tangy alcoholic bitterness in the background that cuts through the richness to lead into a heady, but well balanced finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1311) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. BB 2015.03. Slightly hazy copper body, medium tall creamy head. Wow, very nice desserty aroma with heavy toffee and some dried cherries and apples for balance. Yummy. The label has no English info about this being a barrel aged beer so it was an unexpected surprise ("Developed by a long maturation period" sounds like something that the local pale lager megabrewers also love to stress so it’s not very informative) . However, taste is slightly less intense and perhaps a notch less complex too. Has notes of toffee, sweet caramel and some tender barrel wood. Finish is a bit sugary, not in the classic Belgian style but in American style. I am mainly thinking Founders here. Alcohol well hidden. This is a very nice, if only a bit too sweet beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1634) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
Really pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol bit not overwhelming. Cooked cherries, tart, toffee, caramel, dough, banana, wood and some mashrooms in the aroma. Milsly sweet with notes of alcohol like dry port wine. Good balance. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1538) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber color, white head. Aroma is sweet, hops, yeast and rye. Balanced taste, rye, yeast, some hops.

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