Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) Reviews




Cantabrian
3.7
Hitachino Nest Lager
Bottle. Amazing it took so long for this style to be defined. I reckon most New Zealand craft pale lagers that call themselves "Pilsener" would fall into this category. This beer is golden beautiful, not much of a head, translucent, with aroma and flavours of tropical fruits, a touch of grapefruits and some grassy bitterness. Not too resinous as pale ales would get to, it is though crisp as if it was out of the tap.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

tapefuzz
3.4
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
Draught. Pours reddish amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is spice and wheat; plenty of cinnamon and coriander. Sweet toffee malt and some light citrus. Taste is like a lighter barleywine; cinnamon, barley, coriander, some caramel, some toffee, a light earthiness, and nutmeg. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Cal Bronse
3.8
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Fragole a merenda! Amo questa birra anche se affrontando la seconda bottiglia si sente una certa pesantezza alle gambe, i sette gradi sono ben mascherati da corpo ed aroma, bravi questi Kap che col riso chi sanno fare.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Cal Bronse
3.5
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Una birra che bevo spesso a cuor leggero, un amico mi ha fatto notare ""che aveva una nota di ""tappo, studiando gli ingredienti siamo arrivati alla conclusione che era la noce moscata! 😊
Friday, July 21, 2017

blackschyte
2.8
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Gold body and white head. Spiced and sweet flavors. Vegetables aroma ruin this beer.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Juks
3.5
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Special Edition
Tap at Beerfox, Riga. Tap, clear dark amber, small yellowish head. Aroma of butter, sweet malts, apricot. Taste is rich malty, grainy, bready. Some alcohol in taste. Medium bodied, average carbo. Good lager, rich and tasty.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ruigo
3.4
Hitachino Nest XH
33cl bottle. Hazy copper with a small tan head. Caramel, dark fruits, candy sugar and yeast. Sweet and nice.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Navers
3.6
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle from Maryhill Tesco, Glasgow. Beer served in 12°C, Duvel Glass. Pours light yellow, cloudy, little head. Aroma is spicy, coriander, ginger, cardamon, nutmeg, potatoes, root vegetables, citron, orange. Juicy and lime after warming up. Flavor is malty, herbal, citrous, zesty and spicy.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ironcontra
3.4
Hitachino Nest White Ale
the element here that differs from the standard white ale formula is a bit of floral notes, even a premonition of a sour vector in there. to me a bit better than avg, but also a bit watery
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FatPhil
2.3
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout Barrel Aged (Ichiro’s Malt Bourbon Barrel)
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn) (3:3:5:2:10=2.3)
Harshly acidicly sour black current and berry skins aroma, balsamic, more wine barrel woodiness than. I really don’t even want to take a sip, it’s so offputting. Glassy black, no head at all. Palate is like a tanniny red wine, but the bitterness comes from the burntness instead. Blackcurranty "house" red wine sourish taste, woody. Not as bad as I feared from the aroma, if you think of it as a quirky sour, it’s almost OK. Finish does have some roast, and the ghost of some coffee. Terrible sour brew, more an actual sour than a stout. Best example of barrel-ruining I can remember. Has a "trainwreck" aspect that keeps me sipping, just to see if I was hallucinating.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LittleBigTuna
3.7
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LittleBigTuna
3.7
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
This beer is great. This app sucks. This beer is great. This app sucks. This beer is great. This app sucks. This beer is great. This app sucks. This beer is great. This app sucks. This beer is great. This app sucks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

erikaraeb
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Like a crisp, less sweet Japanese Blue Moon (but much better, I promise). Nice balance of citrus and spice among the wheat flavours. Pretty refreshing.
Monday, July 17, 2017

blueruin
3.6
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
Decent fruity one. Medium bitterness, decent hopping - some of the orange coming through. Nothing to write home about, though
Monday, July 17, 2017

fellebag
3.7
Hitachino Nest XH
Bottle 33cl. Small gelly white layer. Heavy body, dark orange brown cloudy color. Quite fizzy. Aroma is meat, fruit, raisins, smoked grain, cookies, cinnamon. Sweet meaty taste. A stand alone desert.
Monday, July 17, 2017

jaghana
2.8
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
Bottle 33cl, a clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel and light orange. Aroma is on the same, with grain and balrey sugar finish, bit watery.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

k_gadeberg
3
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood Pours black, with light brown foam. Scent of chocolate, not very coffee like, more chocolaty, intense despite the low abv.
Friday, July 14, 2017

jamaty
2.7
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
Ambar turbia, de espuma poco duradera, dejando un aspecto sucio. Aroma a gengibre y naranja amarga, notas florales, miel. En boca el predominio es ácido, avinagrado, tapando casi todo lo demás, que es malteado y frutal con notas de melocotón más que ciruela. Amargor considerable, y final seco y salado. Extraña y algo difícil.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

kathouse
3.1
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
Hazy red with a sour cherry aroma. The wine barrel adds a richness that covers some of the tartness. Flavor is fruity but finish is abrupt.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

douglas88
3.5
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
On tap at the brewing lab. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A nice malty toast nose. Rich floral notes, some caramel and toffee, perfume. Very smooth.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
On tap in Tokyo. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A nice sweet fruity and caramel nose. Spicy hops, light citrus, caramel, bready biscuit malt base. Solid.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

LazyPyro
3.6
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma: malty, dried fruit, hops, pine. Taste: malts, dried fruits, caramel, spices, resin, hops, bittersweet leading to a bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Quite nice, better as it warmed.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wolfbass
3.4
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
A me questa speciality nippon non mi è diaspiaciuta, anche perchè ogni tanto bere qualcosa di diverso aiutaaaaaaa....
Sunday, July 9, 2017

jbuzz
2.7
Hitachino Nest XH
Very heavy feel. Almost leaving a so sauce like after taste. With a Sharp malt nose.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

douglas88
3.8
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout Barrel Aged (Bourbon and Sherry)
Bottle thanks to TimE. Pours a pitch black color with a small beige head. A big roast coffee and sour vinous nose. Similar flavor, salty sour at times wine flavors, a bit of espresso, roast, vanilla. Quite nice, a bit odd.
Friday, July 7, 2017

Scipio
3.2
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
Pours a deep brown with a thin khaki head that doesn’t last long at all. The aroma is roasted and has a blend of chocolate, coffee, and licorice, with some lighter caramel. The taste is dry and quite bitter. Even though this is advertised as a sweet stout, I don’t think this is very sweet at all. Instead, its kind of sour. I find that the licorice is the main theme with this one, though a healthy chocolate flavor does rival that. Long and heavy licorice finish. Light in body, thin in texture, and average in carbonation. Not the best stout, but it is different and worth a try.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

melush
3.6
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
33cl Bottle @ 3er Tiempo Tienda de Cervezas, Santander, Spain. Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat, ripe fruit, sweet, tart. Taste is plum, sour, salty. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

loscovar
2.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle from supermarket. Honestly, not my favorite white ale, but still ok.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Juks
3.2
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
330ml bottle. Pours clear orange colour, medium sized white head. Aroma is very saisonish, bit dirty. Mild sake rice touch, but only after I know that it’s used. Taste is wheaty, creamy, grainy. No hints of yuzu juice, rice is barely noticeable. Medium body, average carbo. Nothing special, but drinkable.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Oakes
3.7
Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale Bourbon Barrel Aged
Amber and slightly hazy. Not much head. bourbon nose and lots of sweet malt, peach, apricot and pear. Sweet, with a touch of tartness, mellow barrrel. The acidity is lively, and really helps lend style and complexity.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

jonno
3.6
Kiuchi (Hitachino) Tonkotsu
Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe - This broth is milky white and unctuous, thanks to pork marrow bones and fat cooked for hours. Make your own Tonkotsu Ramen at home.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

AssKicker
4
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
Bue à la pression. Couleur orangée opaque, mousse crémeuse et plutôt durable, nez fruité et un poil acidulé. En bouche on sent clairement la prune fermentée. Pas évident de détecter l’eau de mer, mais quand on le sait, ui on le ressent un peu en fin de bouche. Très bonne surprise.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

sarauckelman
3.5
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Opaque black with dark tan head. There’s something in the aroma that doesn’t quite smell right -- a bit fruity, a bit molasssey? -- in addition to the expected coffee smell. Very thick, but clears out of the mouth quickly. A bit bitter. Many layers of flavor.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

uckelman
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Pours black. Ring of head. Has a lot of legs when swirled. Texture is oily, silky, full. Great texture. Lots of very good stoutyness. :)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

phoner2
1.4
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
tastes like metallic dishwater, maybe a bad batch since based on the description sounded delicious.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

sebsky
3.8
Hitachino Nest White Ale
330 ml bottle @home. Best before 05/2018 Nutmeg and floral aroma. Straw,hazy colour. Soft carbonation. Citrus and wheat taste. Nice.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

colui72
2.6
Hitachino Cidre
Pours pale yellow/greenish (like limoncello), aroma is sour apple, lemoney. Taste is pretty tart, lemon more than apple, notes of cheap white wine. Light, sour and not particularly tasty. Disappointing.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

stupre
3.7
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Taster @ Mondial de la bière Paris. Notes de caramel et de fruits mûrs. Très maltée avec un final sur l’amertume.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
Bottle. Pours a almost black color with a small beige head. A light sweet nose. Sweet cocoa, cola, caramel, very big flavor. Surprised that this is 4%.
Friday, June 30, 2017

JLlunell
3
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Probada en el club de cata Olut de Sabadell, en formato botella. Dulce al principio y más amarga al final
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scipio
3.5
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. The aroma is pretty mellow. Its has a slight sourness and the plum jumps out at you. After this, all I get are mild floral hops. The taste has the slight sourness that you get from green olives. Very salty, with that residue sticking to your tongue and lips. Dry and a bit bitter. The plum flavor remains in here, but I wouldn’t say that its potent. Some spice and wheat round this one out. Medium bodied, slick in texture, and average in carbonation. Very unusual in that a salty one like this isn’t seen very often. But pretty good overall.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

douglas88
3.5
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle. Pouts a clear dark orange amber color with a small white head. A light peppery banana nose. The flavor is citrus, banana, bready malts, big lemon. Solid.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

douglas88
3.8
Hitachino Nest Weizen
On tap in Tokyo. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. A nose of clove and banana. The flavor is sweet lemon, banana and clove. Very good.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

douglas88
3.8
Hitachino Nest Lager
On tap in Tokyo. Pours a clear golden hue with a small white head. A nice fruity nose. Sweet citrus, lemon, very fresh hops. Smooth. This is great. Needs to be this fresh.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

douglas88
3.9
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
Glass in Tokyo. Pours a mostly clear red Amber color with a small white head. A lovely sour vinous nose. Woody. Huge red wine. Not too sour. Great beer.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

xmunozsbd
3.1
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Al club de tast de l’Olut, massa empalagosa... amb gust afruitat (fruit vermell), tot i que segurament és degut a l’arròs vermell que desconec.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Hitachino Nest Amarillo Fresh
Glass at the Tokyo location. Listed as Amarillo session ale. Pours a clear golden hue with a small white head. Sweet sticky hops, lemons. A bready base. Pretty good.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

enriclozano
3.4
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Sorprendente. Diferente en nariz que en boca. Empieza dulce i termina un poco ácida. Botella compartida en Club de Cata Olut
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

silencifobic
3.9
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Pink gold, crystal clear. Strawberry aromas. Sweet start moves to slightly sour and not sweet. Dry and creamy.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

mcberko
3.5
Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale Bourbon Barrel Aged
On tap at PIB 2017, pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, light caramel and a touch of bourbon. Flavour is spicy and barrel-heavy, with lots of earthy bourbon character, toasted bready malt and light caramel. Quite dry for a bourbon BA beer. Nicely made. Unusual stuff.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017