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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1186   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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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
12 oz bottle - Aroma - Very floral with a heavy emphasis on the orange peel. Light spices with enough sweetness to notice.

Appearance - clody orange/yellow body with a fluffy, soapy white head. Clingy lacing left behind.

Taste - heavy lemony body, with a light tartness on the finish. Really a fine example of a wit. Lots of bitter orange, nutmeg help round things out nicely.

Palate - refreshingly light and clean with a medium softness to it, carbonation light massaging the tongue

Overall - absolutely loved it and it was quite simple to knock 2 bottles of this back while hanging around the pool

bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2010
On tap at Tops Tempe. Pale yellow hazy. No head, medium carbonation. Nose is very tart and lemony. Taste has very little flavor-where is wheat, spices anything? Very light body. Boring and not really very good. Poor interpretation of a Belgian wit.

jpieper (15) - Broomfied, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Sweet with bubbly carbonation. Flower taste and citrus aroma. The after taste is a bit tart and brings out almost a bitter citrus flavor.

wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Tasted from bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours pale orange with a thin white head that recedes quickly leaving minimal lace around the glass. Nose of yeast, orange, and spices, including coriander, cinnamon, and a hint of nutmeg. The orange flavors come through nicely with the spices mostly subdued until the back where nutmeg, coriander, and a hint of cardamom come through. The body is light with average carbonation, an oily texture, and a medium spiced finish.

manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle from 16th Liquor. Hazy, straw-coloured ale with a large, frothy, white head. The nose is soapy and floral with big notes of lemon. Citrusy, tart flavour. Good spice. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, tart finish.

Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Had from 12oz. bottle from Hi Time Wines. Pours hazy yellow with very slight head that dissipates to nothingness. Carbonation is slight, but lasts throughout. Aroma is citrus, flowers, lemon, and grapefruit. Taste is a very nice white with orange, lemon, spices, and floral tastes. Finishes sweet with citrus lingering. A nice white that could maybe use a bit more carbonation, but overall easily drinkable and refreshing.

scrob (53) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
very surprised at how much i liked this beer as i am not a big wit drinker. hazy and pale gold pour in my glass. think lemon on the nose. palate is light and fizzy which i really liked (almost like a mimosa?!?) tasts orange, tangy, wheat. finishes quickly. can’t wait to try another flavor.

Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
Very flowery citrus taste, creamy. Light golden yellow color thin head. An excellent beer.

vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a lovely milky golden orange. Light, white head. Strong orange and coriander/ nutmeg on the nose. Bright, sweet orange and spice flavor. Spice lingers on the palate. Well balanced, curiously pleasant spice strength uncommon for a whit. Outstanding interpretation of the style.

Christy (7) - USA - MAY 20, 2010 does not count
Classic wit aroma; orange and citrus. Great complex flavor of orange and nutmeg. Left me wanting more!

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