Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) Reviews




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

Ritzn
3.7
Hitachino Nest XH
Aroma is a heavy malty body, mocca, cookie dough, some fruity hoppy stuff as well, maybe orange. Taste is a heavy mocca bitterness with a sparkling citric sourness and a cake-like sweetness. Mouthfeel is crispy, full body, heavy, a little spicyness in the finish. Some clove and phenolic alcohol notes in the end. Very intresting and unique but not outstanding. According to ratebeer the best Japanese beer I had during my stay in Japan (no 23 at the moment). But for me personally it was only in the best 80%.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

bytemesis
3.1
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Tap. Pours hazy golden orange, large off white head, creamy, good lacing. Aroma is grains of paradise, grass, honey. Flavor is fairly sweet, grassy, Belgian spice, pepper, honey. Fault full bodied. Too sweet. Grainy.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Raylite
2.1
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Kolor ciemnobursztynowy ,przechodzący w brąz. wysoka, drobno pęcherzykowa piana. Słodowy aromat ,w którym wyczuwalny jest diacetyl. W smaku dużo karmelu i imbiru, jest słodko, jest też nieco zalegająca , nieprzyjemna goryczka. Generalnie piwo dosyć topornie się pije, kuleje zarówno w aromacie jak i smaku.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bozo_skeleton
4.1
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Noire d’encre, petit collet persistant. Aromes extra fort de marc de cafe, reglisse, liqueur Bien ronde mais pas pesante, une finale cafe amere et seche comme il faut Longueur bien marquée
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

rostetti
4.2
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle from Alko. Pours black with light brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, with lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and enjoyable, very good brew indeed!
Monday, August 22, 2016

Sissio
3.5
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
bottle @ home Clear copper reddish with suspensions, cream head Sweetish, sourish, hint of sake, if you know that there is rice...you can feel rice Caramel, hint of raspberry juice, yellow fruit, some belgian style sentor
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ritzn
3.4
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Hazy yellow with little white head. Aroma is lots of herbs, coriander, some orange peel. Taste is some hoppy bitterness with lots of dry herbs and only a little sourness. Finish is rather long, like after a herbs candy. Rather bubbly mouthfeel. Very intersting.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

BitchPls
3.7
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Hazy amber colour, huge beige head. F*ck it, I can smell only the strong perfume on the back of my hand... Ok, I was wrong, my nose DID actually pick up some notes which are present in the flavor. A lot of caramel, bread, sweet dried fruits - both yellow and dark. Quite oily and thick texture. Very, very flavorful. Also has this nice balanced bitterness in the after taste. Very good!
Saturday, August 20, 2016

MPA
3.7
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle. Black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, prunes and roasted malts. Sweet flavour with notes of chocolate and dark fruit, brown sugar and quite a lot of coffee ending with a roasted bitter finish. Enjoyable.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Iznogud
3.1
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
On tap at the Lower Right, Tokyo. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Malty, milk chocolate, cocoa, bit roasted, sweet. Short finish, and light even a bit watery. Not bad, but too light for me.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Beerheart65
4.3
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Practically black, thin brown head, good lacing. Sweet and mildly bitter aroma, lots of coffee, nice natural coffee aroma, bit mocca, vanilla, very inviting aroma. Full body, soft carbonation, dry and nicely roasted, pure coffee, long finish, salty licorice. Very good, pure flavors, tasty. For the ones who enjoy a cup of "damn good coffee".
Thursday, August 18, 2016

lauramartinez
3.6
Hitachino Nest XH
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

lauramartinez
3.8
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

lauramartinez
3.8
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

lauramartinez
3.8
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

lauramartinez
3.9
Hitachino Nest / Stillwater Soukaishu Saison
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ngejo
2.5
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
Bottle. Hazy, amber, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.
Monday, August 15, 2016

msbernac
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Draught@BGM 4 Aroma-orange, coriander Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish Overall-refreshing
Monday, August 15, 2016

Sarlacc83
3.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Can from Mick. Thanks!A: Hazy gold with a firm white head. Light lacing.N: Peppercorn, straw, biscuit, esters, coriander, lime and green apple. Pear. Minerality and sulfur. Banana and clove.T: Spicy and sweet. Lightly bitter.M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol.O: Very good. Refreshing and crisp with some tasty wit flavors.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gehbe
4.4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Pours black with a medium brown head, nice lacing. Loads and loads of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, some toffee and dried fruit and cookies. Taste is assertively roasty bitter and acidic, with medium sweetness slightly behind. Medium body and carbonation, texture resembles coffee, somewhat sticky. Lip smacking goodness!
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Enteogenisk
3.6
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle in wine glass. Pours medium plus dark brown with a two finger head. Aroma has coffee for sure and the taste is just simple roasted stout with hints of vanillaish toffee coffee. Overrated but good.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

willisread
3.3
Hitachino Nest Mosaic Session Ale
Tap at Hitachino Brewing Lab. Copper color with a finger of white foam. Light tropical notes but mostly orangey citrus. Sweet on the palate with some honey like malts. Orange marmalade, fairly bitter finish. Not bad, but kind of a waste of mosaic hops.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

markoijelena
3.4
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle 0.33l at the Beer Tree Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 20.06.2016. Taste with Ogi. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, clove. Taste nice balanced wheat, orange peel, coriander, some clove at the end, Belgian character present. Nice!
Friday, August 12, 2016

ken1
3.7
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Aroma: Roasted malt with sweet vanilla and coffee. Flavour: Roasted coffee with vanilla, sweet fruits and fruity bitterness. Dry bitter finish. Colour: Pitch black with a brown head. From: Bottle @ FLASK Aarhus Jul. 2016.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Salwal
3.5
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle poured into nosing glass. Pours hazy yellow with huge quickly vanishing white head. Nose is malty, slightly sour, apple, pear grainy. Taste is sour grainy some noticable grassy hop notes and grassy herbal finish...

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

jacobarts
3.1
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
330ml. Bottle @home. Pours black with tiny brown head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, dryed fruits, caramel and notes of vanilla. Body has a high carbonation with a thin texture. Taste of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, kind of spicy in a way and aftertaste has a medium bitterness. Too weak body in my opinion.
Friday, August 05, 2016

ncube
3.4
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
I find a lot of saisons pretty same-y so this is a nice change. Very saison aroma and taste up front but the yuzu and koji come out in the finish in a mild citrusy acidity and a mild sweetness. Fun, but don’t need to try another.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

artyom
3.2
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
0.33l bottle. Red color with disappearing white head. Aroma is malty and grainy. Taste is sweet with light to medium bitterness. Overall it’s good beer, but nothing more than that.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Koelschtrinker
3.4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Stark karbonisierter Antrunk. Deutliche Noten von Espresso, süß malzig milde Herbe. Minimal bitter, dann trockener werdend, sehr weich. Spritzig. 9/11/11/10/11/11
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

TheBeerUnited
3.8
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
The Nest Beer Amber Ale has a strong smell of liquorice and is a deep red/brown in colour with a small head. Medium carbonation. Malty soy sauce and caramel rounded off with bitter hops. Slight coffee finish. Very palatable but not the best example of an amber ale. Japanese beer with Belgian character. Bottle was slightly out of date- still good regardless but may have affected the judgement.
Monday, August 01, 2016

Maits
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Little hazy golden color, with nice head, frothy. Aroma has some dusty malt and herbs notes. Sweet taste citrus and wheat. Good light white bear.
Monday, August 01, 2016

Ngejo
2.7
Hitachino Nest Weizen
Bottle. Hazy, pale, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Maverick34
3.5
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
Poured a clouded orange brown from bottles. Salty finish, some sticky plum and sour heavy. Pretty interesting
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dazka
3.1
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
S: strawberry, roasty A: red, cloudy, T: heavily bitter, light sweetness P: long finish
Saturday, July 30, 2016

nihtila
3.7
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours dark brown with big brown head. Nose is roasted coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, blackcurrants. Tastes coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits. Quite fizzy, medium sweet and medium bodied. Good coffee stout.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

berkshirejohn
2.9
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
33cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. An explosive pour, leaving a clear pale amber liquid with a white head; sour grainy aroma; very sour taste to start then becoming sweeter with a ricey body; and a strongly acidic citrus finish with lemon and lime. I won’t go back for another one.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Adamsville
3.5
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
Dégustation offerte par mon beau-frère lors d’un voyage dans le sud texan. Merci beaucoup! Plutôt ambrée, on est vraiment dans les notes d’agrumes au nez, spécialement l’orange. En bouche, l’amertume est assez prononcée apportant avec elle des arômes d’orange et résineuses et on a droit a un tout petit côté malté. Finale bien sèche. Correcte.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

bursprak
3.3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy light golden pour with a frothy head. Notes orange juice, yeasty, light banana, herbal and some citrus.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dazka
3.5
Hitachino Nest White Ale
S: orange, citrus, A: yellow, sparkling, T: medium sweetness, P: light body, lively carb, pleasant finish
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PotjeBier
3.6
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
33 cl bottle @ home, a bit past the best before date. Black color. Beige head with little retention. Aroma’s of sweet chocolate, light roast, some berries. More roasty retronasal, mocha, red fruit. Flavor is light sweet, coffee-ish, roasty. Light bodied (almost thin). Short finish, light roasty. Quite nice actually.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ryanhunter_4
3.5
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
330 ml bottle poured at nudoru noodle house on whyte ave. Pourscloudy Amber with a beige head. Smell is grains and malt with a sweet undertone. Malty taste with a ricey (is that a word?) finish. Decent beer.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Maakun
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Hazy light yellow with short lasting fizzy white head. Lemon, some nutmeg, coriander, olive oil, flowers, quite some wheat too. Loads of spices with some dusty wheat and citrus basically. Medium bitter and sweet. Medium bodied with a bit watery feel. Like a bad gin and tonic, way too much nutmeg too. Not my thing.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

sjogro
2.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle shared at Maakun’s. Hazy pale golden, quick dying head. Dusty malts, dusty lemon, dusty coriander, nutmeg, dusty vegetal notes. Light sweet, little more bitter. Under medium body, low carbonation. Meh.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sissio
3.8
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle at home. Light hazy, pale, white head. Cerals, wheat, zesty lemon, peach, mango, pineapple. Peachy taste, apricot, lichee, hint of nutmeg, pineapple. Sweet, but leaves a clean palate. Gentle bitterish ending.
Monday, July 25, 2016

daydesiang
2.4
Hitachino Nest Lager
Ah that usual lager aroma. One finger foam that dissipaters rather quickly. Kinda dry, dull and grassy. Finish is clean bitter hop and grassy. Medium bodies. It doesn’t have the bad metallic taste as per most of the local lager. Hmm grapefruit beer with hints of grass? Hmm maybe i not a lager guy, 2.4?
Saturday, July 23, 2016

DutchMark
3.3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Nice! It has more body and a somewhat fuller flavor than a Belgian white. Flavor has malts, yeast and some funkiness.The coriander and orange peel have a clear presence as well.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

mrjez
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle. Pours black with highlights, fizzy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee rising as it opens up, milk or vanilla, a lighter citrus hop note. Great flavour of roasted malt, milk-tinged coffee, chocolate, a touch of fruit tang. Nice full stout body but carried by a refreshing tingle of carbonation. Lasting malt sweetness. Really good, it’d been too long since I’d last had one.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jampura
3.1
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Kevyen kevyt ensivaikutelma, hienovaraisuutta maussa. Samea väri, hapokas ja raikas.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BruderTuck
3.6
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Rotbraune Farbe. Leicht säuerlicher Geruch. Sehr cremig, etwas malzig aber doch, vermutlich durch den Hopfen, recht frisch.
Monday, July 18, 2016