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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Fruit Beer
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anbai literally means Salty Plum and the word is also used to describe the stat of taste and flavor. Ii Anbai means just right!

Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale is brewed based on the high alcohol version (7%) of the siganture beer Hitachino Nest White Ale, infused with locally grown green sour plum (ume), and finished up with a pinch of Japanese sea salt (moshio). The balance of sourness, bitterness, comes from the plum and subtle saltiness, great umami taste of the sea salt is Ii Anbai - just right!

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (5373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2016
Light, sour, salty and malty but base beer is fairly weak, so unbalanced and ultimately too salty. Dont get the dec by ratings

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7766) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2016
33cl bottle poured a murky dark gold with some fluffy, white head. Nose is cool, sour tropical fruits, start fruit and papaya, some orange, some yogurt. Flavor is really all tart tropical fruits, lychee, under ripened mango, some stone fruit too. Finishes tart, with some balancing fruit sweetness. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8401) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle at Hair of the Dog, Phrom, Phong, Bangkok. Poured a slightly hazy straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is toffee caramel citrus yeast. The flavour is light sour, moderate sweet with a dry crisp yeasty buttery tropical fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2940) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2016
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. Cant find the salt under all the malt. Sweet more than tart. Feels heavy and syrupy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3093) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Poured a clouded orange brown from bottles. Salty finish, some sticky plum and sour heavy. Pretty interesting

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3832) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, salt and grains. Taste is spice, plums and salt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13526) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle - Light sweet fruity malts. Clear gold with a small white head. Light sweet fruity notes, touch of apple and a light salty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (2039) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Thx to jtclockwork / Ferris. Aroma is tasty - Ferris says salty plum and thats pretty accurate. Moderate plummy sweetness, moderately tart. Light body, lively carb. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15435) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle- pours yellow white head- nose and taste of spice, plum, sea salt, sour wheat and coriander- medium body

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5081) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2016
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. Theres a pleasant salted caramel note developing in the long finish after a while, but dont know that Id 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.


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