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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hitachino Nest White Ale is brewed in the tradition of a Belgian style white beer with coriander, nutmeg, orange peel and orange juice.  Malts: Lager, Wheat  Hops: Perle, Styrian Golding  Adjuncts: Flaked Wheat, Flaked Barley, Coriander, Nutmeg, Orange peel, Orange Juice  Original Gravity: 1.06 

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Slightly hazy yellowish straw pour with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is very citrusy- mandarin oranges, tangerine, orange peel, lemon, clove, coriander, and nutmeg. Refreshing, crisp, and spicy. Flavor is wheat malt, lemon, further citrus proliferations, and lots of spice. Nutmeg and clove are most noticeable with coriander being quite subtle. Palate is very light, but crisp, clean, and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Hazy straw colored pour, 1 finger frothy white head. Aroma holds lots of orange juice, tangerine, lemon, and good nutmeg and Belgian spice notes- really nice citrus character overall. Flavor is quite light, with dominant notes of lemongrass, nutmeg, and other spices; the orange citrus notes fall into the background. Palate is also quite light, but this is, as a witbier should be, nice and refreshing. Good brew overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a pale yellow. What a nose. Lots of bright spices. The nutmeg come through and adds a lot of distinction. The orange peel and juice acts as a nice backdrop without dominating the aroma. The flavor is also quite nice with the orange coming more to the forefront with the spices receding but continuing to keep up the complexity. Light and bubbly. Refreshing and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle at blind tasting 5/09. Pours clear dark gold and head fades abruptly. Aroma of lemon and grapefruit. Initially sour on the tongue, then some sweetness, then a mild sour finish. Very quick bubbles on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
smells of wheat malt, corriander, oranges and a hint of cinamonn. Light and thick, but still very light in colour. Taste of light malt and orange, bits of corriander, a typical wit. Smoother and bubblyer on the after palate than the aroma or taste would suggest. An all right white.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7654) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 330. Pours a deeply cloudy bright orange leaning to light gold. Fizzy white head rises briefly to visibility and then settles to the faintest of rumors at the edges. Huge blast of oranges and coriander on the nose, really a shot across the bow of people who think wits are stupid little training wheels beers. This one has a lot of ammo up front. Fizzy medium body with big fat tangy orange business happening, the hop oil and the citric acid really combine to give it some bite. Dark spices and a little bit of white-peppery hop near the finish. Nice wit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (9213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2009
milky yellow colored body, opaque. coriander and mild dill/brine in the nose, with a intensely rich and vibrant white pepper, bread and butter pickles, melon rind, chalky yeast, sea foam, its basically endless. zesty lemon and orange peel in the finish, vibrant but delicately tight carbonation. lively and light body. the best witbier in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
imissmy64oz (21) - - NOV 23, 2009
Aroma is refreshing and light with hints of ginger. Minimal head and pale in color. Light body with moderate to heavy carbonation. Very refreshing. Stands out as very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2009
I tried to not be prejudiced against a belgian white brewed in japan, but his one had some good and bad things. Color and aroma were great, but the taste really set it back. really bitter for a belgian white, i was hoping and expecting for some nice spice and crisp clean flavor, but this was way too bitter, quite frankely, i was surprised that this rated so highly, not that its bad, but not what i expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
A: Poured with a small, white head that diminished to a thin froth on the beer. Body is a nice, dark-yellow color, and very cloudy. S: Wow, theres a lot going on in here. Lots of spices, especially coriander, coming through, as well as lemon, lime, and pepper. T: Equally as much going on in the taste... not quite like any other wit Ive had before. Slightly milder taste than the smell, but still lots of coriander, orange, and pepper, but nicely balanced overall. M: Light-bodied, but creamy, with lively carbonation. D: Fairly easy to drink, but all of those spices may make it hard to have more than a couple. Still, a very interesting wit that should be tried by any fan of the class.

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