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Hitachino Nest XH

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


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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainTilven (18) - FRANCE - NOV 22, 2014
Red brown colour, like caramel. Very fine foam, not persistent, golden beige. Smell of sake and fudge. Smoothness very well balanced and boosted by a bitterness that is never aggressive. Nicely matches strong cheese : beer that wraps and smoothes langres, shropshire, stilton... Wery well done and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3414) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle, Amber/ cloudy read color, off white head that held the retention. Aroma is dried fruits, mineral water element, wood cask and light sake.

The body is fuller with a nice creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is mostly the same as the aroma. Im not a connoisseur of sake but you can get the flavor in the finish rather well. The wood oak cask goes with the sake character. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gandalf39 (60) - - OCT 22, 2014
Une odeur de malt et de céréales incroyablement pur, c’est presque du mou pure, j’ai jamais vu ça. La bouche est dominée par des ester très fondus qui rappel la fraise et malgré le corps riche la finale est sèche et alcoolisé. Je n’ai jamais gouté du saké donc je ne peux pas le déceler, mais la bière est terriblement étrange, elle est génial!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Valgreen (711) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ døe fadlageret. Clear orange, medium white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, fruity, light hop notes, orange notes, hay. Taste, malty, sweet, alcohol, fruity, orange notes, nellike noter. Taste like a danish Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6246) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ DØE Meeting. Pours golden with a creamy offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, coconut, wood, sweet liquir, alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel, wood, some sweet dark fruit, wood, sweet liquir, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 151014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (181) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2014
bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours golden brown with small head.Aroma of malts,caramel, dark plums. Taste is medium sweet, some sourness, some bitterness, caramel.Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (113) - USA - OCT 12, 2014
Golden brown color. Tiny white head. Aorma of roasted malt and fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, fruits plus some notes that must come from the sake barrels. Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Drank a while ago, updating my notes a bit tardily, but I recall this as more like akin to a barley wine than anything Belgian. Which is to its credit, as I am especially fond of barley wine. Sweet, powerful, bready caramel malts; felt stronger than it was; my second Hitachino Nest Beer and both have been excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadWhiteShark (4) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Aroma: caramel, toast, bread, resin, dough, Appearance: red, amber, hazy, minimal head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Nice balance of roasted malt, fruity/bitter hopping, and obvious but not overdone barrel influence. Pretty cool beer overall. Easy drinking yet complex at the same time."

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