Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) Reviews




Ttheilen
3.6
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.3
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.3
Hitachino Nest Lager
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.5
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.8
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.3
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.1
Hitachino Nest Belgian Pale Ale
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.5
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.5
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.2
Hitachino Nest Amarillo Fresh
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Ttheilen
3.1
Hitachino Mandarin Fukure Mikan
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Friday, May 27, 2016

shoulderbroken
3.8
Hitachino Nest Amarillo Fresh
Tap at the Nest Brew Lab as Amarillo Session Ale. Nice and easy going. Aroma is pleasantly dank and earthy, resin. Taste is good. Refreshing, minerals, fruit, lemony. Light caramel maltiness, touch of spice. Nice.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

tommann
3.3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy lemon gold with a large head. Aroma is coriander and wheat. Taste is creamy to start with a spicy coriander finish.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Grzesiek79
4.4
Hitachino Nest XH
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Pianka ladna spora lecz szybko opada. Ladna barwa ciemno pomaranczowa z refleksami jasnej czerwieni. Aromatyczne, glownie aronia. W smaku Deren i truskawki, bardzo owocowe, słodkawe trochę za bardzo jak dla mnie, alkohol na szczęście ukryty. Podobne do Barley Wine. Troche brakowało kontry na te slodowosc, przydalo by się więcej chmielu w smaku i kwaskowosci, no ale i tak dobre piwo. Bardzo mętne.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Grzesiek79
4.6
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Super Stout. Zlozony, niesamowity i wyrazisty. Zblizony do RIS. Ciemne czekoladowe i smoliste piwo z ciemno bezowa spora kremowa piana, trwala w dodatku. Slodowosc, nuty palone, słodycz i wytrawna palonosc na przemian się uzupelniaja przy każdym lyku. Oleista struktura, lepkie, trochę jagod i owocow leśnych, jeżyny. Bardzo dobry zlozony Stout. Polecam
Monday, May 23, 2016

serjaymz
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
20.05.2016 İstanbul, Şişe. Görüntü: simsiyah renkli, köpük kahverengi, kremamsı, çok hafif bir kızıllık var, kalıcı değil, ince bir tabaka hakim. Koku: soğuk olmasına rağmen daha bardağa boşaltırken vanilya, çikolata, vişnemsi-kirazımsı meyve kokuları hissediliyor. Tabi kahve, espresso da ön olanda. Tadım: kahve, çikolata, kırmızı meyveler (vişne, kiraz), espresso.. Dolgun, damakta kompleks, kahve tınıları kalıcı ve keyifli. Genel değerlendirme; oldukça kompleks, keyifli, dolgun ve damağı saran, uzun süre kalıcı içimiyle çok çok iyi bir Stout!
Sunday, May 22, 2016

wrlangin
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
330 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very present coffee flavour with carmel and toffee. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 22, 2016

17Beer
3.4
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Weak scents of sour apples and yeast. Pours an almost pink red brown with a quick dissipating white head. Round sweet flavors of strawberry with a fascinating sour finish. The flavors take you on quite a journey. A surprising beer in good ways.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

zvsn
2.6
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle. Hazy orange amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma of caramel and ginger. Sweet maltiness, strong ginger spicy flavors with some caramel and toasted malt, Medium-bodied with dirt carbonation. Not a fan.
Friday, May 20, 2016

jvhemert
2.9
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Interesting aromas. To thin palate. Taste mostly sour but bitter. Could be improved. Nice astringent
Friday, May 20, 2016

tlind2
3.6
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle. Cloudy pale golden color, white head. Spicy aroma with lemon and coriander. Taste follows after with hints of orange. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice.
Friday, May 20, 2016

mrjez
3.7
Hitachino Nest Lager
New can version. Pours a clear gold with a nice white finger of foam. Wow, a surprisingly bright tropical hoppy aroma, grapefruit, lychee, grape. Flavour is also fruity, Saaz earthy note, which gets carried through to a lager malt ending. It’s light and crisp, good bitterness and a smooth lingering flavour. Pretty damn fine, I’ll have a few more this summer for sure.
Friday, May 20, 2016

mrjez
3.8
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
Bottle rated back in Feb, adding now. Has that familiar Kiuchi wheat and spice flavour, mixed with some sweetned malt, fruit, charred brown sugar. Very bready, almost like gingerbread with the nutmeg note. Carries alcohol warmth, lively carbonation. A lovely winter-time sipper.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

nuplastikk
3.8
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
11.2oz bottle. Unfiltered dulled orange-tan body. Thin, steady, patchy head. Retains its IPA characteristics while building on them with the mandarin, which comes off a lot more natural and pleasant than most of the fruit beers being put out rampantly. Quality brewing, unique, well executed.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

tomer
3.2
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Bottle, medium stable slightly dense bubbly head, cloudy deep orange color,aroma of shrubs and wood with a piney hint, flavor of shrubs tobacco fruit and some biscuity maltiness, medium empathic shrubby bitterness. Not too complex but quite satisfying.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Alengrin
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Shared by Jan, thanks. Lightly lacing, creamy, pale beige head, blackish robe but actually dark burgundy, translucent in the end. Lovely aroma of indeed espresso, bitter chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, roasted peanuts, ’natural’ iron, fig, bayleaf, dried blackberry, dry earth. Soft, clean, restrainedly sweetish onset with equally soft sourish and umami flavors, some dried fruit, softish carbo, full and somewhat oily body, nutty and toasted malt bittersweetness evolving into coffeeish roasted bitterness in which the espresso is well integrated: both interact and the latter provides a wonderfully spicy, aromatic coffee bean sensation, carried upwards by some warming, brown rum-like alcohol; a bit earthy and ever so slightly metallic as well. Very well crafted stout and surely the best Japanese beer I had so far.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

invinoveritas
3
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
Pours a burnt cola with a restrained head. The initial caramel aroma is so strong it almost morphs into cheese, underlain by charcoal - changing later into brown sugar and mocha. On tasting there is an upfront dark bitterness, which surprisingly carries through on the watery palate. Coffee with an aftertaste of bananas. Interesting but maybe hampered by the low ABV.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

tomer
3.3
Hitachino Nest Weizen
Bottle, stable fluffy bubbly head, hazy light orange color with lots of yellow hues, aroma of yeast fruit vanila and waffle, flavoror of tropical fruits waffle and yeast, mellow sweetness, medium bitterness, nicely balanced. Good.
Friday, May 13, 2016

JPDIPSO
3.3
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia
Cloudy to hazy straw color with and average white head. Light malt with some bread and hay. Herbs and lemon zest hops. Some earthy and doughy yeast. Bit of honey and resin in the background. 8/10
Thursday, May 12, 2016

sjogro
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle shared at home. Espresso dark brown with thin creme head. Sweet chocolate malts, ground coffee beans, espresso, hazelnut. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, thick round feel, dry cocoa/coffee bitterness. Low to no carbonation. Coffee taste is nice but a bit like old coffee, still quite dense but nothing like fresh espresso.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

nearbeer
3.9
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
33 cl. bottle. Orange-amber body is mostly clear and has some nice bubbly activity that maintains an eighth-inch sponge of foam on top. Nose is mixed stone fruits (peach, plum, apricot), flowery honey, spicy yeast and a recurring mineral water note. Flavors of honey, tart bittersweet fruit and spicy yeast. There’s a pleasant salted caramel note developing in the long finish after a while, but don’t know that I’d have identified the saltiness without reading about it first. Near-medium body has medium-high carbonation, no sign of the 7.5% and an easy drinking balance from many directions. Nice springtime brew with some interesting flavor progressions going on.
Friday, May 06, 2016

BobyFischer
4.6
Hitachino Nest XH
Nez prodigieux : Douceur, fruité, cerises, mûres, pruneau, fruits secs, miel, notes boisées, alcool, liqueur, très puissant. En bouche, on retrouve cette belle complexité, un corps bien solide, ample, alcool qui réchauffe.Bref sublime, une grande, grande bière.
Friday, May 06, 2016

BobyFischer
3.4
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bière maîtrisée, équilibrée, rafaîchissante et presque trop banale ou trop subtile mais dans cette subtilité se glisse des arômes de noix muscade et c’est très original, ça offre en plus du reste et du classique, des subtils arômes poivrés, "noix muscades" très particuliers et appressiables.Je la trouve cependant un peu fade.A boire pas trop fraîche pour qu’elle s’exprime.
Friday, May 06, 2016

bierkoning
3.5
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Bottle, thanks PotjeBier! Deep dark brown color. Malt, indeed espresso and a hint of cacao in the aroma. Malty sweet, soft roasty espresso flavor with a hint of licorice. Raisin. Pleasant.
Friday, May 06, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.4
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with a creamy light tan head, aroma has malt loaf, dark fruits and some nutty action, taste has sweet caramel, some sweet citrus, dark fruit, a bit bready, ok.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Smelteverket
5
Kiuchi Extra Double Stout
Nice aroma, great flavor, a pleasure to drink. Had it with a piece of chocolate cake.’yum!
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

tomer
2.3
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle, small stable creamy head, clear copper color, aroma of ginger spice caramel and some candy, flavor of caramel and ginger with a coarse grapefruit bitterness. The base beer is much too malty and heavy doesn’t blend with the ginger and spice. Not a good beer.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

melush
3.4
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, ginger / Malta, dulce, gengibre.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

humpah
3.4
Hitachino Nest White Ale
From notes: Bottle at home from Alko. Pours light yellow, hazy colour. Flavor is sweet, a bit citrusy / lemony, wheaty, fresh.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

LazyPyro
3.5
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange colour, some floaties, one finger white head. Hoppy citrus orange aroma. Taste is also quite orangey, citrus hop bitterness, malt notes, sweet fruit, herbs/spices, zesty. Lingering bitterness. Would be great with more hops!
Friday, April 29, 2016

Ysok02
4
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Une superbe blanche à la robe trouble et à la mousse moyennement abondante. Le nez est fruité, épicé, élégant et complexe. La bouche allie ampleur, fruit, fraîcheur, délicatesse et équilibre. Un délice absolu, surtout en fin de soirée
Friday, April 29, 2016

Ernest
3.1
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
Bottle (batch XS.15.09). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), with notes of sherry, cherry, oak, apple juice, dates. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Nice enough aroma, and although it’s clearly oxidized it’s definitely more sherryish than cardboardy. Nice fruity notes, clean. Not as big a fan of the mouth experience, kinda burning and the sourness just doesn’t quite work for me. Not bad overall but not something I can get excited about.
Friday, April 29, 2016

LazyPyro
3.1
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
330ml bottle. Hazy amber-orange colour with a decent white head. Aroma is grainy, rice, yeast, fruit. Taste is a bit of everything, grain, rice, malt, sweet fruit, touch of alcohol as well. Interesting beer.
Friday, April 29, 2016

LazyPyro
3.4
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
330ml bottle. Hazy amber-orange colour with large white head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, herbs and malt, something else I’m not sure about possibly wood from the Cedar cask. Taste is hoppy citrus and earthy malty, caramel notes, bready, pine. Bitter hop finish. Little bit different from a typical IPA, nice, interesting.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.1
Hitachino Nest Beer Nouveau 2015 Session IPA
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a long lasting frothy white head. The aroma is citrus, light metallic hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, watery, woody hop, light cardboard yeast palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok for a half but lacks any real flavour apart from an overpowering hop bitter taste that I wasn’t keen on. Not sure what the hop combo was but I’d change it for next year.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

LazyPyro
4.2
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
330ml bottle. Pours black with a good two-finger brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, touch of vanilla. Flavour is the same with roasted malts and a lovely coffee hit, with chocolate and dark fruit notes. Good carbonation and creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter. Fantastic brew.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

sunevdj
3.5
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014. Pours a hazy light brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel malts and ginger with hints of bread. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Piw
3.3
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
330ml Flasche. Trüb und kupferfarben. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone. Röstaromen. Leicht säuerlich, im Abgang süss.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SG111
3.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottled. H. 16.01 is bottling code. at Mon Jin Lau, Michigan. Pours hazy yellow straw, white creamy head. Aroma is wheat, lemon, citrus, clove. Nice wheat beer with very bright notes. Flavor is sweet lemon, sugar, wheat. Nice citrus, sweeter than the Aroma. Refreshing and actually really nice.
Monday, April 25, 2016

zvsn
3.3
Hitachino Nest Weizen
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a huge bubbly head, good retention. Aroma is fruity and estery with notes of clove and yeast. Medium fruity sweetness, flavors of banana and candy, light yeasty bitterness with spicy notes. Light bodied with strong carbonation. Decent Weizen.
Monday, April 25, 2016