Hitachino Nest Classic Ale (Soujun Weizen)


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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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We have added light-tasting wheat malt to rich barley malt, then aged this beer in cedar casks in following the ancient Japanese brewing technique.

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TEJA (3103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle sampled at SBWF 2012. Small banana aroma togheter with much tropical fruits. Solid golden color. No head or bitterness.

2.6
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
Hitachino Nest – Classic Ale 5% (Wit/Weizen – Green Label) Bottle at K’s Hostel, Kyoto. Cloudy amber – white head. Wheaty, fruity, coriander, spicy, orange, yeasty, licorice yeasty, Plain.

3.9
KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle from Shinjuku Isetan. Bright, lemony yellow color, with interesting depth. Slightly lighter than the usual. Lemony aroma, less fragrant than the regular, drier, with a bit of horse blanket and just a touch of banana. Tart, lemony flavor with barckground bananas and cloves. Slighty like a wit, with a slight lambic quality as well. Cedar taste comes through clearly without overpowering. Finish is quite bitter. Amazingly refreshing and very original. Great stuff, with pronounced barrel-aged character. Wish it was more widely available.


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