Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

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

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6232) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5289) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3299) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4345) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6522) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12894) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
This beer pours a light yellow with. Thin white head. The aroma areood closet, dirt and musk. The mouthfeel is watery with a light body. This was a good beer. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
550 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Pleasant aroma of malt, honey, and just a hint of orange. The flavor is malt with a bit of biscuit, honey and orange with a nice crisp finish. This is not a style that I am particularly fond of, but I have to say I was very impressed with this beer.


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