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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mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a disappearing white ring of foam. Coriander aroma, coriander taste. Coriander coriander! Very bold coriander spicing without being sickeningly strong, but it’s a fine line... Thin body, decent carb, almost sessionable.

rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Sampled in a 12oz. Poured into a pint glass with a light yellow cloudy hue and a white head. Flavor is light and mellow with a pretty good palate. Smooth and nice.

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle; poured a dull gold/yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, orange peel, spice and herbs. Flavor was very herbal, but not medicinal. The orange and spice elements really shine through; some lemon, wheat and yeast as well. Gets better with time.

ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy vibrant golden with orange undertones. There is a creamy pure white head that flattens out about the same time the body clears up. Nose is full of pine needles and nutmeg with a bit of a dusty presence. The flavor is floral and spicy with lots of coriander, cinnamon, and what I like to call an early spring morning zest. Lots of citrus zest and tree branch. The palate is very light and mild and the finish is fairly dry and plain. Its not a bad beer, but the flavors didn’t work for me.

branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky / cloudy golden color with a low sized white frothy head. Aromas of citrus, resin, earthy, and hints of spruce. Palate is extremely smooth with a creamy, refreshing texture. Tastes of orange is overwhelming, with hints of hay and resin again. A good beer for sure, but not sure it is worthy of the $6 per bottle price tag for 11.2 ounces of the stuff.

VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Draft at the Threepenny Taproom - Poured a slightly hazy pale yellow in color with a medium bright white head that produced a medium amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is very citric... orange and lemon mostly... with coriander and orange peel mixed in. Flavor is strong of malted wheat and slightly sour. The flavor of orange is quite distinct with spices and bready yeasts mixed in. Thin palate with a sour finish. Perhaps the best Japanese beer that I have had to date.

weihenweizen (3751) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 Refrigerated bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours hazy pale yellow withe 1" bright white head. Highly carbonated, creamy body, and thick lacing. Taste is spicy slightly tart orange, wheat, coriander, and a hint of nutmeg. Lots of taste, but a little too much orange to be the best. Good Belgium White.

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.

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.

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.

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