Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) Reviews




kingstoni
3.1
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops and resin. Sweet taste. Medium thin body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Friday, September 23, 2016

alex_leit
3.3
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
Bottle. Golden amber, good white foam. Strange aroma: herb, dill, spices, slightly woody and malty, sweet nectar. Taste: malty, sweet, fruit, grass and wood.
Friday, September 23, 2016

FinnIckler
3.1
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle from maruhn. Pours clear reddish brown with almost no head. Smells of citrus and toffee with a hint of spice. Taste starts with chocolate, coffee. Palate is bread, almost earthy. The ginger Hits you hard in the finish, while it is hardly present before. All in all decent. But i expected a more spicy exprience.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dermi
2.7
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
33 cl, bottled. Pours slightly hazy red with a nice creamy white head. Aroma: Ginger, malt. Lingonberry. Taste: Sweet, malty. Gingery flavours. Salmiakki licorice. Dough. Herbal overall. Candyfloss, alcohol. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation. Salmiakki in the end. Not my favourite, herbal. Weird.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Heidbummer
3.5
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle from Markies! Pours amber with generous head. Smells of citrus and grass and bread. Clementines on the taste, with slight yeasty musty fug. Nice, and very drinkable.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Swaroga
3.8
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
33cl bottle. Black with big, beige head. The aroma is quite fresh for a stout. Lots of nuts, vanilla, orange peel, coca-cola like caramel and herbs. Also lots of toffee and roasted coffee with lots of milk. Nice. The mouth feel has an aggressive carbonation but it’s creamy and fluffy. The taste is quite sweet with notes of toffee/caramel and dark chocolate. It gets more and more roasted into dark chocolate like bitterness. The finish is getting bitter but still not overpowering the sweetness. There is also some hints of fresh espresso acidity. Overall it’s a rich and tasty stout. Something I could come back to.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

jonno
3.9
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Wine Barrel Aged Version
Over the top sour beer - nothing like the original version. Lots of funk, aging fruit and a very dry, brittle finish. Fun for what it is, could be tough in large amounts though.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

biirusaikou
3.6
Hitachino Nest XH Bourbon Barrel Aged Version
Draught at Keyaki. Nice sour plum flavor, funky spiced notes, a bit thin on the body maybe. I quite enjoy that whole series so far, wish it was more widely distributed.
Monday, September 19, 2016

biirusaikou
3.7
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Wine Barrel Aged Version
Draught at Keyaki. Aged in Japanese Merlot barrel. Pleasant sour ale, yummy grape notes, decent amount of funk, fairly smooth on the palate, more complexity as it warms. Not perfect but a nice BA sour and one of my few highlights of the festival.
Monday, September 19, 2016

shoulderbroken
4.2
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Wine Barrel Aged Version
Keyaki on Friday. Again on Sunday and it didn’t seem quite so nice, but on Friday... Good stuff, great oaky and sour aroma. Taste is soft, sour, oak, vinous, bit creamy. Not much trace of the original beer. But very nice.
Monday, September 19, 2016

willisread
3.5
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Wine Barrel Aged Version
Keyaki fall 2016. Big crisp white wine grape nose with some lemony tartness, borderline chemical though. Crisp and clean on the palate with assertive tartness. Vinegar, muscat, gooseberry all on the palate. Feels light on the palate without much of the original beer to be found however. Zippy tart finish. I can’t decide if the tartness is great or bordering on chemical off-flavor.
Monday, September 19, 2016

willisread
3.2
Hitachino Nest XH Bourbon Barrel Aged Version
Keyaki 2016. Very vinous oud bruin-like nose. Really the nose seems more like wine than bourbon. Spicy on the palate and feels too young. Cinnamon, wine and light oak. The XH character has been completely blown up. Interesting, but something seems a little off.
Monday, September 19, 2016

willisread
3.2
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
Keyaki fall 2016. Malt-forward nose with a touch of plum as it warms up. Lots of caramel malt with some plum in the background. Can’t find the salt under all the malt. Sweet more than tart. Feels heavy and syrupy.
Monday, September 19, 2016

shoulderbroken
4
Hitachino Nest XH Bourbon Barrel Aged Version
Keyaki. Aroma is sourness and booze. Bourbon. Taste is good, sour, sweet, oud bruin like, quite rich. Only light booziness in the taste. Good stuff, light spiciness.
Monday, September 19, 2016

vyvvy
3.9
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
The beer pours reddish amber with a beige head. The aroma has berries, caramel, toffee, red wine and a nice mix of malt and funk. It has a medium smooth body with mild soft carbonation. The taste has the aroma notes along with spices, cherries and lots of bugs. Really enjoyable.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

MBlessing
3.2
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Danke an drnosha, rotbraunes bier rötlicher schaum ok, Geruch malzig röstig fruchtig sauer, malzig säuerlich fruchtig herb leicht alkoholisch
Sunday, September 18, 2016

DrNosha
3.5
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Aus der Flasche. Rot-braune etwas schmutzige Farbe, flacher Schaum. Es riecht etwas ungewohnt nach Rauch, Säure und Hefe. Würziger Geschmack. Etwas alkoholisch nach Sake. Im Abgang Himbeere.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

mrjez
3.5
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Bottle from Yamaya. Turbid orange amber with a pinkish hue, low dissolving head. Rice with rose and berries, opens up after a few minutes, quite lovely. Similar flavour, strawberry comes out clearly, light booze tinge like a low-alcohol sake. Light caramel toffee as I get down the glass. The rice and booze mix aligns my palate to adjunct happoshu a tad, but the medium body and modest flavours make it pleasing. Interesting beer.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

jsporrer
3.4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Pours a dark brown to black with a thick foamy tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Medium to thick body texture. Taste is coffee but not too overpowering. Fairly enjoyable.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

bursprak
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle @ home, from Voldby. Black pour with a frothy light tan head. Notes of espresso, bitter coffee, tons of ash, dry bitter chocolate, light caramel, licorice and some roast.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

gegwilson
3.5
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle from Booths in Windermere. Pours a hazy gold with a big frothy off white head. Aroma of lemon and hay. The taste has spice, banana, light lemon citrus and hay. Yeast flavours in the finish. Quite high carbonation. Light and refreshing. Nice.
Friday, September 16, 2016

DwarfeD
4.1
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle shared with friends. Pitch black with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Tasty bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, some brown sugar, caramel and spices. Very tasty!
Friday, September 16, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.7
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Hitachino Nest real Ginger Ale 8% Clear Amber with a light beige head. It’s got a fruity ginger ale aroma. The taste surprised me with fruity biscuits, syrupy sweetness and a milder than anticipated ginger flavor.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Dermi
2.6
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy reddish orange with small white head. Aroma: Mild malt, rice, sweetish aroma. Brined olives, rubber. Taste: Medium sweet at first, rice, malt. Minimal bitterness. Sweetness increases, quite sweet. Palate: Light body, average carbonation. Too sweet to my liking.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bawelt
3.9
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
Nez complexe mais équilibré : du malt, du résineux, des fruits jaunes, des pommes/poires confites. Magnifique. Bouche encore plus resineuse mais reste ronde, fine, très maltée. Le sorachi est très présent sur la longueur. Très jolie.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PeatyPete
3.5
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
Orange amber-coulered beer with frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, a bit caramel and less hoppy than a normal IPA. Taste is malty and soft herbal hops.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Franzen
2.8
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Aroma is mostly olives which is a bit strange. Malty nutty taste whith a bit of soy. Taste is ok and better than the aroms. Overall an ok beer but nothing more.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Franzen
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Banana oaty aroma with hints of citrus. Light refreshing taste somewhat sweet.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

kustie
3.8
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with quite small head. Aroma has coriander, malt and some citrus. Taste is malty with fruity and a bit bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of wheat malt, coriander, citrus, orange juice. Very refreshing and almost perfect for a hot summer day.
Friday, September 09, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.7
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
bottle at home ... golden amber .. small white head ... soft salty lemon fruit nose .. juicy fruit .. long dry lemon .. soft lemon rind .. light salty fruity finish
Friday, September 09, 2016

3fourths
3
Hitachino Nest Beer 3 Days
From bottle it’s hazed brown with a short off-white head. Aroma is sherry and red apple, caramel malt and alcohol, old fruit (peach, pear), honey, wood oil, autumn spices. Medium-full bodied, sweet and acidic, prickly and zesty-citric. Kind of an odd Manhattan cocktail effect, that surprisingly comes close to the character of Flemish Red.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Paladares
2.9
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Botella. Espuma muy efimera aunque abundante en inicio. Color pomelo muy pálido y opaco. Aroma ligero a naranja y especias. Refrescante. Ciertamente se aprecia el zumo de naranja que dice en sus ingredientes. Tiene un toque final de ligero amargor. En conjunto no está mal. Distinta.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Swaroga
3.6
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
33cl bottle. Cloudy deep amber colour with medium big head. Aroma is complex with spicy notes of pepper, ginger bread, candied red fruits, cherry marachino, muscat grape, bit yeasty. Interesting. It has a delicate carbonation and quite thick mouth feel. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, with moderate and well balanced bitterness. Overall nutty and mashroomy ting going on in the back.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

remALUS
3.2
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle: 330 ml, Price : 1,20 eur. Juodas. Didele ruda puta, malonus kvapas... skonis nuvylė
Saturday, September 03, 2016

crossovert
1.4
Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew
355ml bottle. Perhaps its an old bottle cause this stuff sucks, the ginger is almsot non0existent just sweetish and oxidized, really bad and boring.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

BrettGT
3.8
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, figs, roast, tobacco. Pours out almost pitch black, beige creamy head. Taste has loads of dark chocolate and espresso on the back. Nice toasty and malty character. Medium plus body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, espresso and toasty finish. Good stuff!
Saturday, September 03, 2016

jamaty
3.3
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Ambar, escasa espuma poco duradera, deja película. Aroma no muy marcado ligeramente lupulado. Cuerpo moderado, gas marcado sin molestar, frutal en el sabor, frambuesa, cereza. Final seco y más amargo. Buena, no entre las mejores de la casa.
Thursday, September 01, 2016

krzyslav
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Pite z okazji przebicia 500 spróbowanych piw, pierwszy wpis na ratebeer. Piwo bardzo dobre, ale tylko tyle. Oczekiwałem jednak więcej. Spodziewałem się więcej kawy, tymczasem wyraźnie odznacza się ona tylko w zapachu. W smaku jest bardziej likierowo - coś na kształt wiśnia/śliwka w czekoladzie. Raczej jednowymiarowo. Czuć alkohol ciut. A i co ciekawe - jest miejscami lekko przejrzyste, ma rubinowe refleksy. Ogólnie być może moja butelka źle zniosła trudy przechowywania i tyle.
Thursday, September 01, 2016

sinfull
3.3
Hitachino Nest Weizen
Cloudy, yellow color . Big white head. Aroma of wheat malt , banana and clove . Malt, fruits and yeasts in taste. Over carbonated in my opinion . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 01, 2016

fonefan
3.1
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, light hoppy, flowers, yuzu - citrus notes, moderate yeasty, saison yeast, candy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, yuzu, sweet malt, saison yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160625]

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

remALUS
3.2
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle: 330 ml, Price : 1,20 eur.
Drumsta ruda spalva, nedidelė puta, įdomus skonis.. šiek tiek imbiero, saldus

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.6
Hitachino Nest XH
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #54. I didn’t write down whether this was bottle (330ml I assume) or draught; seems likely to have been the former. Anyway, consumed at Acadia Café in Minneapolis, August 2008. Gorgeous lasting full thick off-white head tops a hazy deep rusty red-brown body...nose is lightly sweet, yeasty (basement dampness) with some hints of stewed fruit (apples, pears)...sweet and citrusy body, faintly hoppy, pleasant light alcohol buzz throughout, rather unusual overall, like a mix of Sprite and bourbon with Belgian yeast in a very full, not-quite-syrupy but well-carbonated body. Strange...didn’t love it, but now that I think about it and read these notes, wouldn’t mind trying it again.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

remALUS
3.4
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Bottle: 330 ml, Price : 1,20 eur.
Drumsta ruda spalva, nedidelė puta, visai geras skonis..

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

mateuszk
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Draught. Cloudy pale yellow with big white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, oranges and some coriander. In taste lightly sweet with citrus and spices. Light body, bit watery with high carbonation. Quite refreshing.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

jamaty
4.3
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Casi negra, casi opaca. Bonita espuma ocre consistente y duradera. Intenso aroma café recién molido. Cremosa entrada en boca, con buen punto de gas. Compleja en el sabor, con notas ácidas frutales, vainilla, café y chocolate y amargor notable. Muy sabrosa. Redonda.
Monday, August 29, 2016

Ernest
3.6
Hitachino Nest Beer 3 Days
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is murky medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of apple, sherry, brandy, cherry, oak, tangerine, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. This just hit store shelves locally in the past week, WTF? Is this really 5 years old, and why is it only now reaching retailers? If there were only 8000 bottles, how the hell is there any left and available at a big warehouse liquor store in Colorado? Questions I will likely never have answers to, but oh well. It’s not cardboardy, thankfully...the acidity has no doubt helped smooth out the aging process, so that the oxidation is pleasantly sherry-ish, and there are other, more enjoyable odors here to complement that: cherries, caramel apples, brandy, oranges, etc. Quite enticing, much more so than most oxidized beers I’ve encountered. Sour but not all that strong...nicely balanced with the caramelly sweetness. Definitely better than expected.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

tommann
3.6
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
330ml bottle. Pours hazy gold with a medium head. Aroma is sweet lemon and funky farmhouse yeast. Taste has tart lemon to start with a funky yeast finish. Sharp carbonation.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

sjohnny
4.2
Hitachino Nest XH
Super sweet dark fruit molasses honey. Dark brown amber with a quickly fading off white head that leaves a small amount of thin foam on the top and around the edges of the glass. Figs, plumbs, dates. Very smooth. Velvety mouthfeel. A dry finish. I get some dry wine qualities at the end. Like a not quite so big Belgian quad. Very nice.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

mateuszk
3.1
Hitachino Nest XH
Bottle. Amber in colour, white low head. Sweet, malty with caramel, woody notes, dried fruits too. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Finish is bitter with some alcoholic taste.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beardbeerman
3.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Pours a cloudy straw coloured robe, topped a coarse fizzy white head showing average retention and very little lacing. Very vivid carbonation. The nose is orange juice and fresh dough. Slight nutmeg in the back. Taste is light orange with bread dough. Semi-sweet with a certain sourness. Very body and very dry finish. Somewhat leafy towards the end. Cheers!
Thursday, August 25, 2016