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

bottled
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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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3.5
CObiased (516) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle - the pour on this is a mostly clear rich golden color (similar to apple juice) with a thin white head. The aroma is simple but malty, fruity and a hint of sour. Interesting flavor with sweet fruit and sour fruit notes, bready malt and a hint of salt.

3.5
KansaiBeerLvrs (5241) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2017
Tap sold by Maruho at Salt Valley’s Beer Zen Event. A cloudy pink orange with a thick beige head and an acidic plum flavor. Not much malts and the body is very light as well. Alright but kind of simplistic as well as more bittersour than sweetsour

2.7
jamaty (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2017
Ambar turbia, de espuma poco duradera, dejando un aspecto sucio. Aroma a gengibre y naranja amarga, notas florales, miel. En boca el predominio es ácido, avinagrado, tapando casi todo lo demás, que es malteado y frutal con notas de melocotón más que ciruela. Amargor considerable, y final seco y salado. Extraña y algo difícil.

3.6
melush (4341) - SPAIN - JUL 6, 2017
33cl Bottle @ 3er Tiempo Tienda de Cervezas, Santander, Spain. Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat, ripe fruit, sweet, tart. Taste is plum, sour, salty. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

4
AssKicker (590) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2017
Bue à la pression. Couleur orangée opaque, mousse crémeuse et plutôt durable, nez fruité et un poil acidulé. En bouche on sent clairement la prune fermentée. Pas évident de détecter l’eau de mer, mais quand on le sait, ui on le ressent un peu en fin de bouche. Très bonne surprise.

3.5
Scipio (1145) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. The aroma is pretty mellow. Its has a slight sourness and the plum jumps out at you. After this, all I get are mild floral hops. The taste has the slight sourness that you get from green olives. Very salty, with that residue sticking to your tongue and lips. Dry and a bit bitter. The plum flavor remains in here, but I wouldn’t say that its potent. Some spice and wheat round this one out. Medium bodied, slick in texture, and average in carbonation. Very unusual in that a salty one like this isn’t seen very often. But pretty good overall.

2.7
thedm (6279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated body hazy yellow colored body and a good lacing. The funky aroma was spicy and sour. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish funky aftertaste. The bubbly flavor contained notes of tart sour and funk. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

3.9
vbaudry (153) - - JUN 10, 2017
Golden orange hazy robe. Nose is shy, on peach / green fruit. No bubbles. Green plum is VERY present in mouth, contrasts a lot with the shy nose. It’s very fresh, bubbles are a bit like cider, they’re almost not here and disappear between attack and finish. Finish is light, a bit bitter, and dries quickly, texture is close to a tea. Really original and fresh, it’s between sour,sweet and salty.

3.5
Calisky (2991) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 9, 2017
Couleur dorée un peu trouble, mousse qui réduit. Nez sur le nectar de vieux fruits jaune avec du sucré salé. Gout de nectar de fruits (abricot - prune vieille - voir cerise aigre) un peu confit, salé avec fin de bouche amère et aigre sur les saveurs fruitées acidulées et salées . Bon corps. Particulière mais vraiment pas mal les fameuses prunes...

3.4
TET (3129) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2017
A murky and yellow beer, a head is small and blond. Aroma is weird and difficult, but not bad, fruitness of plums and meat, also flowers. Taste has plums, some flowers, some harsh spicyness and sourness. Medium bodied. Very weird but interesting.


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