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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden, with a medium, off-white head. Aroma of bubblegum, banana, clove, and vanilla. Medium body with a moderate finish. Very good witbier.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2557) - USA - SEP 17, 2009
I really liked HNs red rice, ginger, and classic Japanese ales, so I thought that they might do something fantastic with the wit style - but I was disappointed. Cloudy but lambent gold pour. Aroma is very fine - a touch sharp and fully floral, with a bit of malt too. I do love the scent of a good witbier. There is a surprising amount of lemony sourness in the flavor, enough to make me wonder if the bottle was infected. A nice dose of nippy hops provided a clean finish, which comes alongside a little lingering citrus sourness. Not much sweetness, but a bit of clove and, of course, wheat malt. A pretty strange take on the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (8154) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Basically snagged a bottle of this to show my fiancee the cute owl bottle and bottle cap. Pretty good stuff, though - a little weak for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Served at the Bullfrog brewery. Creamy yoke with foam white ring. Light yeast and wheat with slight lemon zest. An herb medley which has an odd flavor yet calm and mellow on the pallet. It lost me towards the end, kind of fizzled out and went flat.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2009
bottle 330? ml
Appearance: golden hazed ale with mid top. Fine floaties.
Nose: Citric , fresh , spicy with coriander , orange peel. Rich wholesome wit aroma.
Flavor/Palate : Strong spice , clove a la Charismas cake on wheat base. Neat different Japanese white.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
Pours hazy golden, thin white head with a small amount of retention and some lacing. Aromas of honey, sweet tree fruit, and spices, though perhaps slightly medicinal but not overly; flavor of honey with some cloves. Pleasant light mouthfeel, light carbo. Very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin to medium white head. Spicy lemongrass, and almost curry, with big coriander notes. On the thinner side of medium, spicy and a little minty almost. Very spicy on the gums. Finishes with some nice wheat notes, and a light hint of ginger. :

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Hazy golden with a fleeting head. Big ginger nutmeg tea leaf herb and spice aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Dry spicy tart flavors of ginger lemongrass wheat and so on. Nice drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
bottle: pint glass: Wow. A very unexpected, suprising Belgian White. Pours a very light caramel color, clear, leaving a thin white head. The nose is citrus, yeasts, no clove or banana. The taste is also citrus, balanced with some nice bitters. I tasted PICKLES!!! Some strange sour/sweet mix, but it was very enjoyable. Medium to high carbonation, very well balanced, very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
33cl bottle at a Vietnamese restaurant in Los Gatos. Having this beer with some spicy pho really highlighted its strength; its bangin with food. Hazy light yellow with a thick white head. Spicy ginger and lemon aroma. The flavor has dry and refreshing wheat with a tangy and acidic lemon bite, all domineered by spices and ginger. Light and effervescent. Quite spicy, with ginger dominating the spectrum. A very unique and awesome take on the style. Lots going on while remaining ridiculously drinkable.


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