Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Specialty Grain
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (826) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Truly one of the stranger beers Ive ever had. One sip, and I could not get the comparison to those pink-iced starbucks cake pops out of my head. Aka, mishmash of sweet, oily flavours, that taste..artificial (which I assume this was not). Still, bubblegum, butterscotch (I assume the sorachi ace), and odd melange of fruits. And something grainy, somewhere. Not sure if I like it, but definitely not lacking in flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
From 650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a tight and lasting white head. Aromas of grass, white bread and dusty orange. Taste is rather different from what the nose suggests. Starts out with fresh pear and apple before a pepper and orange zest lift in the mid-palate along with some Belgian yeast characters. Sweet biscuits, spice and a little cut grass at the end. Medium bodied with a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste. A bit odd, but really interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1126) - SINGAPORE - SEP 7, 2015
6.5%ABV. Pilsener. Poured out of the bottle a gold blonde color, about 8SRM. Aroma is nice grapefruit and lemon zest. Clean herbaceous pine like aromas. Mouthfeel is soapy. There are bread-like, water cracker and biscuit flavors. Hop-balanced with plenty of citrus hop character, with grapefruit, lemon zest with that very nice bitter finish of a fresh citrus peel. Nice but with a slightly less than pleasant after taste, a little umami.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1986) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, on recommendation of Josh and Toni. Pours amber with very little head, almost no lacing. This beer features a typical amber ale taste with clearly unusual hops and malt. Satisfying complexity, but also a bit odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015

Bottle 550ml.

[ As Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt - caramel, sweet fruit, biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sharp, fruity, pale malt, sweet malt, biscuit malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150529]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9335) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival. but lasting fluffy white head. Hazy amber body.Mild and relatively sweet malt bread aroma and flavor with a bit of spices. Little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish. A bit anonymous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1662) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Aroma is rich malts, an earthiness and light funk. A nice spiciness and clove here. Taste is a complex full flavored maltiness with caramel, citrus, spices and earthiness. The floral notes balance well with the malts.light tanin on finish. Appearance is a lightly hazed gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15454) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle at K15. Caramelly aroma. Small off-white head. The flavour is caramelly and sweetish. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle, K15. Pours clear copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with fruity and hoppy notes and touches of bread. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of fruit and barrel and vanilla, and bitter, hoppy touches. Bready and barrellike aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Decent.

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