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style
Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied beer with sweet wheat flavor and beautiful dense foam top. It has a pleasant bitterness and unique spicy aroma with Orange Peel, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans. Complex yet soothing.

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3.7
PhillyCraft (7939) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Backlog, tried with Pat in 2011. Bottle, pours a reddish color with thick head. Scent is apples, cooked rice, vanilla extract, pear, and coriander. Flavor is oranges, vanilla, spice, and fruit. Medium body

3.4
tapefuzz (826) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Draught. Pours reddish amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is spice and wheat; plenty of cinnamon and coriander. Sweet toffee malt and some light citrus. Taste is like a lighter barleywine; cinnamon, barley, coriander, some caramel, some toffee, a light earthiness, and nutmeg. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.

3.4
colui72 (1101) - HONG KONG - APR 28, 2017
Hazy amber, medium white head, some spotty lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, spices, Belgian yeast. Taste gets more complex, with orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, spices, vanilla, herbs and booze. Bitter finish, medium body, soft carbonation. Quite rich ale, not my style but I must say it’s quite tasty. P.S. funny fact, a "Commemorative Ale" for my rating n.900. Happy days!

3.6
melush (4737) - SPAIN - APR 1, 2017
As Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale 33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma is malt, sweet, citrus, nutmeg, spices. Taste is malt, bread, caramel, citrus, honey, vanilla, spices. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

3.9
NikkTwist (3345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Translucent garnet red pour with some off-white foam. Complex mix of toffee malts, fruit and spice. Plum. Nutmeg. Strawberry. Chocolate. Apricot. Coriander. Lychee. Vanilla. Cherry. Cinnamon. Pink grapefruit. Juicy body. Smooth finish. Nicely done.

3.9
Squeaks88 (14) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Commemorative Ale 2017 (b 330 ml, 8% abv) Pours a white foamy head which lingers in the glass with good lacing. Herbs and spices on the nose (coriander, parsley?). Nuttiness, cinnamon, toffee and a bit of a herbacious kick.

3.5
PotjeBier (3735) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home (bbe 05-2017) as Commemorative Ale (8%). Deep dark red to brown color, hazy. Dense off white head with a little retention. Aroma’s: sweet, caramel, soft fruit, light spices. Retronasal it’s caramel, sweet, light spices. Flavor is moderate to full sweet. Alcohol is warming, but not sharp. Body is rather full. Finish with just a hint of bitterness. Quite nice.


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