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Hitachino Nest XH

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

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1020) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at Bagu Sushi in Minneapolis. First sake aged beer - didn’t get alot of sake. Sweet belgium brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, orange, mango, melon, fruity notes in aroma. Oranges, fruity, ripped melon in taste. Soft carbonation. Cannot detect alcohol in taste. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (803) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Another incredible beer from Hitachino bookies an absolutely beautiful golden red with a white head. Smells of rice, sake and a bit of peach. Taste starts creamy, with some maltiness, and some red bean. What is most interesting is the finish, and an aftertaste like nothing we've tasted before. A mix of a sweet rice treat with red bean paste and peach cobbler. Not quite as refined as their celebration ale, but great tasting none-the-less. Had on tap at Long Grain in Camden, Maine.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2014
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Very heady estery aroma, a touch of the belgian yeasty feel. Nice orange, small tight head. Sticky grainy palate, underattenuated. Malts sweetish, hops a little metallic and biting. A touch too heady, almost boozy. A touch too aggressive, and doesn’t hide the alcohol well enough. Interesting, but not on par with the belgians that I favour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3725) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl, an amber brown beer with huge off white head. Nose is on caramel and candied fruits. Aroma is on sweet caramel, grape notes, sake touch is subtle, light apricot and over ripped fruit notes, finish is a bit astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (519) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur ambrée trouble, légère mousse beige. On sent au nez le fut de saké (chène), nez doux sucré, caramel, notes zeste d’orange. Gout doux et cremeux en bouche de fut de saké, raisin, zeste orange avec note de reglisse en fin de bouche, voir grillé. Complexe et super!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (9) - SINGAPORE - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
330ml bottle, purchased in Singapore (craftbeer.sg). Reddish brown in colour, with a nice head. Some carbonation - just right. Fruity nose - bit of a punch. Little bitter, sweet aftertaste. Tried it in a Trappist glass and a tulip - I prefer the tulip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
A beautiful colour, reddish brown, a head is quite big and blond. The nose has dark fruits, also fresh fruits, melon, wood, spices, barrel and some sweetness of dried fruits. Complex and quite unique aroma. Taste is similar than aroma, dark fruits, dates, wood, spices, fruitness. In the aroma and the taste there is interesting and unique nuancee (sake?). Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Interesting and succesfully beer. Dark fruits in the fresh form.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Jupiter in Okayama station. Rich molasses and date aroma of a quality dubbel. Dark brown, medium soapy head. Loads of brown sugar, dark fruit- booze apparent but not overdone. Really smooth and supple. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (517) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida Tanakaya Liquor Store, en Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, ligeramente especiado y amargo.


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