SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- This one has your text-book example of witbier appearance. densely translucent straw yellow body with uniform cloudiness throughout. Pours with a decent (2 finger) white head that fades to 1/2 finger and has good retention. Some lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- your typical wit-profile. citrus and yeast. This, one, however, has an interesting floral hop profile that reminds me of Tsing Tao (almost skunky-but not really).
T- Citrus and a strange herbal sourness upfront with a healthy yeast backbone. Floral hops kick in for the finish but all other flavors intensify. Rather than a big sweet breadiness- floral hops and that strange sourness linger. I don’t think I’m a big fan of this Asian twist to my witbier.
P- Medium carbonation and light, smooth, yeasty body.
O- Its not bad-average overall. Definitely a different spin on a witbier. Probably not one I am willing to spend money on again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-09-2008 01:18:17 gam (4073) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
Big head rapid carbonation driving upwards misty straw coloured ale aroma fruit spice malt grain flavour grain malt nutmeg bitter citrus peel weak coriander other flavours good finish smooth ale bitter and malt aftertastes bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw colour with largish rocky white head. Aromas of wheat malt, coriander and a little ginger. Perhaps a little citrus also. Flavour is initially slightly sweet and sour befor the spices start to come through. Once again plenty of coraiander and ginger. Mouthfeel is a little thin but overall a nice beer. bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2010
Straw coloured body with short lasting head. Noticed ginger first up in both aroma and taste, replaced by lemon notes and the coriander and nutmeg in the aroma. The taste was more coriander and nutmeg, slight sourness, low in carbonation, thin, with some sweetness on the finish. Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy yellow with a thick loose white head that slowly fades away. Smells of orange with a hint of spruce, but there is something just a little off. its as if the vat was cleaned with lysol and it made its way into the batch. Tastes spicy and clean with a smooth sweetness rounded out by a hint of bitterness. I definitely smell the coriander more when I drink it.
StormCoat (123) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Hazy yellow pour, with almost no head, and a bright citrus aroma. Hitachino Nest White Ale is light-bodied, with a very pronounced lemon taste; it’s light and refreshing, and stops just short of being too sour. A nice one overall, and I would certainly drink this again, although I think I don’t find it to be quite as interesting as Hitachino’s Red Rice Ale. randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle.Pours a yellow cloudy color with a large frothy white head.Nose is lemon and banana with a bit of grapefruit.Taste is smooth citrus with creamy mouthfeel and slight touch of bitter hop.Great beer for sushi and shellfish.My personal go-to at the local sushi/sake spot. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap at Haven Gastropub in Orange, CA
opaque yellow pour with a white head, this beer was lemony, grassy, herbal/medicinal, and underwhelming. walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Lemony and yeasty - pretty sour - tasty. When I drink a wit, I want it to either be really easy to drink or somewhat sweet and with a depth of flavor. This beer isn’t quite either of those things. Strykzone (7655) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Beer tasting at The Stable. Appearance and aroma are akin to a hefe. That aroma is delightful. Flavor was quite sour. Orange notes and some yeast. Still, too sour for me.