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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 639   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Pours a bright, hazy orange color, light white head and thin lacing. Fruit and spice aroma, peach, pineapple, coriander and cinnamon. Rich, sweet body with vanilla undertones, juicy. Finishes long, mostly bitter and slightly metallic, hints of pine. An impressive beer at first, yet loses some of its charm as the sticky sweetness compounds in the mouth.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (904) - 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 its quite tasty. P.S. funny fact, a "Commemorative Ale" for my rating n.900. Happy days!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3794) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (3051) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squeaks88 (10) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (3032) - 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. Aromas: sweet, caramel, soft fruit, light spices. Retronasal its 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Medium Clear amber with a frothy, lasting, off-white head. Smells of toasted malt, caramel, yeast and bubble gum, with some, nutmeg, acidic and citrus. Super sweet taste of caramel on a bitter peppery middle and a candy, sweet finish. Medium body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (579) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle rated back in Feb, adding now. Has that familiar Kiuchi wheat and spice flavour, mixed with some sweetned malt, fruit, charred brown sugar. Very bready, almost like gingerbread with the nutmeg note. Carries alcohol warmth, lively carbonation. A lovely winter-time sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (2400) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2016
Sold as Commemorative Ale 2016 from The Beer Tree in Amsterdam. ABV is 8.0%. Clear light brown, like a scotch. Sour aroma. Taste has nutmeg, cinnamon, and a sour foundation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (1020) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Copper color with off-white head. Spicy aroma. Taste is sweet, vegetables and a little nutmeg-like.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (1860) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Orange red amber little to no head; aroma is malty some fruit sweetness; flava is malt some molasses and tangy fruit(sour cherry); feel medium moderate fizz; finsihes malty roasty dry


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