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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Amber Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, exquisitely balanced Amber Ale with flavourful roasted malts and aromatic British hops. All-round food beer, great with spicy foods and hearty winter dishes.
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black  Hops: Chinook, Cascade  Original Gravity: 1.064

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DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/28/17] Bottle/Draught at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Amber. Malt, caramel, piney hops, sweetish, bitter finish.

3.8
mrjez (648) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle, a month before expiry. Pours a very dark mahogany amber, finger of full beige foam. Nicely aroma of caramel, plenty of hops, pine, citrus. Nicer flavour, very balanced between malts that give off caramel and some dark fruit, cherry and plum, and the hops. Nicely carbonated up front before quite a creamy back half and solid pine and citrus bitterness lingering. I tend to underestimate the Hitachino core range but they never disappoint.

3.1
rodsquad (288) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Oddbins Rosemount. Looks like Cola swirling with sediment and a thick caramel foam head. Nose of treacle toffees, Cola and bittersweet hops. Caramel malts with a light sparkling palate. Reminiscent of British export ale with a lighter, refreshing palate. Nice stuff.

3.8
lauramartinez (27) - Galicia, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2016
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.

3.8
TheBeerUnited (51) - - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 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 Bottle was slightly out of date- still good regardless but may have affected the judgement.

3.5
SamVimes21 (500) - - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle @ Rum & Crab St Ives, Cornwall reddish brown with white head malty barley, hops and a nice aroma, very nice.

3.4
RichTheVillan (8024) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
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.

3.3
thomat (3984) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Medium body with a balanced finish.

3.5
rusos (776) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour with almost no head. Aroma is mostly of caramel, sweet, malty, candi, some dried fruits, raisins. Taste is quite hoppy and caramel. Way too bitter for me. Bitter aftertaste.

4.2
bartlebier (4080) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
33cl bb04/2016, konichidiosynkrasie for the excellent extrae. - Luminous auburn pour, luxurious polished furniture. Suave honeyed Maris Otter, tea-dunked madeleine. More black tealeaf bitterness in taste, getting more resinous plus sweet like candied orange pith. Love the cushioned sweet malt profile here against the UK style hop aromatics, with an almost, yes, umami savouriness coming in. Assertive lingering bitterness rounding off this intensely enjoyable Nippon-ESB with an austere bite.


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