Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

Formerly brewed at Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This Nipponia is brewed using two Japanese original materials; "Kaneko Golden," the Japanese ancient barley, and "Sorachi Ace," the hop which once was bred in Japan. Please enjoy the citrus flavor, the golden color and the complex taste.

Important!: This is the original top-fermented version. From summer 2011, Nipponia has been bottom fermented. See that entry.

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gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
Frothy head carbonation strong misty gold pour aroma spicy fruit floral touch lemon flavour light resinous touch fruit and spice citrus fruit lemon a peel of citrus bitter grapefruit sweet barley malt creamy note aftertaste is bitter sweet hop and malt very good ale

TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, banana, corn, Belgian spicy yeast notes. Flavor of citrus, banana, clove, spicy yeast notes.

egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Lightly hazy, pale golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, grass, herbs, and toffee. Taste of citrus fruits, toast, toffee, tea, and a dry finish.

mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a pale yellow with a white head. nose is fruity hops, light cream, and faint citrus. easy on the palate, flavor is caramel, very sweet, not as hoppy as it led on to be.

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle from bu11zeye. Light orange pour with a white head and plenty of floaters. Aroma is spiced as hell and buttery. Taste is butter, more spices, and a decent hop finish.

LinusStick (3530) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Wow! A great golden ale. Aroma was so so. Light pilsner malt and a slight graininess. Pour was a nice semi-cloudy light gold with a one finger white head and plenty of tiny rising bubbles. Taste was very refreshing and delicious. Light pilsner malt with a slight ginger undertone. Sweet sugary and dry aftertaste. Another great beer from Japan!

JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle shared by Turdferguson at BASC - thanks, Sam! Fairly vibrant gold pour, with a decent amount of sediment visible. Strong notes of tropical fruit in the nose, along with that mildly spicy character the Sorachi imparts. Crisp carbonation in the mouthfeel, slight heat and tang on the prickly finish. Dry and citric, with enough malts for balance. Enjoyable but certainly not in the top rank.

Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Semi-clear gold color with a large amount of floating sediment. Aroma is grassy, rice, grain and dry clay notes. Flavor is dry and bitter, some rice with a tasteless finish.

blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, chunky yellow color with thin white foam, aromas of a lemony grape soda, flavors are buttery sweet honey and fruit

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
(550ml bottle) Pours a particulate ridden golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, nuts, grass, sweat, and mustiness. Flavor of grapefruit, florals, grass, toasted grain, scorched rice, and caramel.

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