Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

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


on tap

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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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DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Aroma - very muted nose - some hay, straw, sweet malt, and Saaz. Appearance - somewhat hazy golden body, with a 2" white frothy head - that dissipates at a slow rate. Taste - is a nice spiced tang. The malt is slightly dank and a little sweet - with some hay and spiced Saaz hops. Palate - the body is light, texture is on the thin side, the carbonation is lively, the finish a little dank and spicy.

Manslow (1855) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Butelka 0,55l Kolor złoty, lekko zmętniony, piana prawie nie występuje Aromat słodu,chleba, zbożowy, smak zbóż i cytrusów w tle z piwnicą. Takie sobie piwo. Wyraźna wędzonka w smaku i trochę suszu świątecznego

AndySnow (8095) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, citrus, vanilla, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, bread, hops.

corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a minimal thin head that quickly dissapears. Almost still until given an aggressive pour. Slightly floral, grassy hop aroma that’s somewhat stale at this point. Hints of grass, straw and hay but there isn’t a very strong hop presence. Subtle spiciness along with pale malt, bread and biscuit. Underneath, there is a little bit of light fruit and pilsner malt. Lighter bodied wih a bit more of a crisp, spicy hop bite than the aroma suggests. Still subtle with earthy grass and bitter, dry pine needle. There’s a decent amount of dryness followed by a pilsner malt backbone with a touch of light fruit sweetness. Some bread/yeast in there as well along with biscuit and a subtle cracker-y malt character.

SeniorZozo (1875) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2015
Hazy gold color with scent citrus flavor. Good matching of bitterness of hop and sweetness.

Hikeg (295) - - OCT 22, 2015
Average, frothy, white, fully diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, medium orange body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of bread and cereal. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers and herbs. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of dough. Notes of prune, licorice and medicine. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish. Complex, but with Sorachi Ace, alas.

DennisGuld (1) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015 does not count
Lovely design. Nice palate. Aroma is a little off putting, though. Generally a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gunnfryd (15265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
KØLF 200215. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, grain, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, sugar, herbs, caramel. OK beer.

King_Alex_II (1227) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Amber clear color with solid, but fats decaying foam. The smell is round an boozy. The taste is round boozy with a light touch of a sourish feeling part. Crisp staying carbonation that complements the round sweet taste. Light oily sweet aftertaste. This beer is very interesting and good, but not cheap.

gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
Golden color. Flower nose with an excellent buscuity malty nose. Well balanced, nice hoppy mouth. Very nice golden ale with a bit more punch and depth over your typical English summer blonde. Fairly aggressive bitter finish.

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