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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1147   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1526) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
May 19th, 2011 - Somewhere in the hordes of Japanese pale lagers and happoshu beers are agents and moles - spies, hidden amongst the flock of consistently weak brews. These are Japans craft brewers, practicing excellence and fine form against the bashing tides of a consumer demand pushed by sheer momentum. One of these furtive rebels is Hitachino, and this review is about their White Ale. Dressed in the pale garb of the style and with a nice cloudiness, you can immediately tell this is different from crystal clear lagers poured at every izakaya in the country. A stronger sign of its rebellious nature is found in the aroma - signals of flavor, scents of butter and wheat, deep and rich and flavorful, enough to entice the palate for a sip. Here I catch a lot of carbonation at first, but also ample butter notes and deep, bready wheatiness, lasting until the very end of the aftertaste. Here the bread flavor expires, exhausted, collapses and then a strange and curious squeeze of diluted lemon juice punctuates the flavor. Its a clear and definitive conclusion, and feels strangely deliberate. Whatever the intention in manufacture, this is, by itself, a great light beer. But as a resident in and amongst Japans beer market saturated with flavorless suds, its less of a spy and more of a superhero.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (1553) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Slightly hazy Yellow in colour. Average foamy white head. Malty; wheaty malts. Spicy; coriander, nutmeg. Yeasty. Fruity; orange and lemon citrus, peel. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Sweet wheaty malty spicy citrus fruity throughout. Quite dry. Pleasant easy drinking witbier. (2016-10-31)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13588) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
Draft - Fruity, light flower and sweet corriander. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Citrus, soap, corriander and baking spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (447) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2017
Flaska frn Propaganda i Tokyo. Dimmig, ljusgul kulr med vit skumkrona. Doft av vetemalt och citrus. Smak av detsamma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlueGaljoen (138) - FRANCE - JAN 4, 2017
Jaune assez lavasse et mousse quasi inexistante. On est sur la crale sche. Amertume maitrise mais prsente. Sans plus ...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maris (1427) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 31/12/2016. Pours a milky straw colour with little head. Has a quite odd, slightly off, spicy aroma. Taste wise, its also unusual, with some sharp orange, coriander and nutmeg. Bugger all bitterness is present, which is not entirely surprising. Light bodies with moderate to average carbonation. Just didnt work for me on any level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeorgePratt (43) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 Bottle from Harvey Nichols Manchester. Aroma of flora, ginger, coriander, citrus. Presentable cloudy straw colour with disappointing white head. Sweet and smooth intriguing ginger taste with dry, light finish and a bitter linger. This is probably one of my favorite beers at the moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kto (1055) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2016
0.33l bottle in 8-werk in basel, 9 fr. pours a cloudy pale yellow with a steady white head. aroma of candy, slight funk. flavour of candy, coriander, white bread, sweet paprika, nutmegs, soap. very mild and bready. nice owl on the bottle (+1)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Henkk4 (35) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Aroma of coriander, wheat, and grass. Taste is light bitter and light to medium sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4510) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle from Carrefour. Hazy blonde coloured with a white head. Nose is light malty, a bit of citrus and some spices. Flavour is light malty, citric, a bit spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
girlfrommars (25) - - DEC 4, 2016
Botella, acompaando unas gotas. Muy aromtica. Herbal, ctrica a piel de naranja, cilindro. Muy fresca y agradable.

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