Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) Reviews




AtaraxiaDnB
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale

Friday, January 19, 2018

AtaraxiaDnB
3
Hitachino Nest XH (Extra High)

Friday, January 19, 2018

AtaraxiaDnB
3
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

Friday, January 19, 2018

AtaraxiaDnB
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Friday, January 19, 2018

Fin
3.6
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle picked up from Asda at Brighton Marina, consumed at Sirius Boardwalk Apartments, Thursday 18th January 2018 in the company of Barry and Lynn Pours warm gold with a haze, a bit of toffee banana and a little sweet grapefruit. Dry and fruity, nice and soft, the Yuzu possibly detracts things a tad, but I enjoyed it. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Thursday, January 18, 2018

IBULees13
3.8
Hitachino Nest XH (Extra High)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

SourMeister7
4
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SourMeister7
4
Hitachino Nest DAiDAi Ale IPA

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Marduk
3
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
Tap as "Commodative ale", 8%. Hazy brown color. Almost no head. Sourish, spices, cinnamon, citrus, herbal in aroma. Sourish, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, berries and toffee in taste. Sourish, clove, berries in aftertaste. Berries and spices everywhere. Drinkable brew.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

GregMooreNH
3.7
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Pouts black with light head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, moving to dried fruit and rich coffee. Finish is smooth coffee. A very good stout.
Monday, January 15, 2018

DruncanVeasey
3.4
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Gusher from M&S, September 2016. Gutted, but in a sense it's a measure of how far we have come. Just the right balance of tart, farmyard, flowers, dusty spice and wine gum lemon. Lemon drop and galangal notes. Mellow acid. Hint of haze beneath a dense lacing cap. Good juicy pepper, wine gum and spice nose. Coriander, surely? Perfumed and edge-free but not without character and immense drinkability.
Monday, January 15, 2018

rand
3.9
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Bottle 33 cl / Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Muddy dark amber with numerous floats and short cream and fleeting head. Aromas of malt, red berries, floral and citrusy hop, wood and caramel-toffee. The taste is bittersweet, spiced by wood of cedar. It has tones of bitter orange marmalade, spices, bread, tea and hazelnut. Pretty bitter of citrus and earth coated by fruity of apple and Sherry Amontillado. Superb.
Monday, January 15, 2018

marie_c
3.5
Hitachino Nest DAiDAi Ale IPA

Sunday, January 14, 2018

yaff
3.8
Hitachino Nest DAiDAi Ale IPA
underdogs Rouen. Belle IPA qui arrive à faire l'équilibre entre l'amertume , les notes d'agrumes et une finale qui laisse un goût de thé. Belle découverte.
Sunday, January 14, 2018

hopihalido
3.3
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
AR: ginger, caramel, liquid manure AP: flaky coppery amber TA: ginger, malt, caramel
Saturday, January 13, 2018

alhobj
3.1
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Good beer. Stop make me have to write comments to rate beer. Good beer. Stop make me have to write comments to rate beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Marduk
2.1
Hitachino Nest Non Ale
330ml bottle. Clear brown color. Medium size, bubbly beige head, stays. Citrus, sweetish, bready and bit dusty notes in aroma. Watery, malty, caramel, dusty in taste. Citrus and bready barley in aftertaste. Watery and quite bland. Not my thing.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

astromtb
3.6
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pimot
4.8
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

stephane.capde
3
Hitachino Nest XH (Extra High)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

FatPhil
1.5
Hitachino Nest Non Ale
330ml bottle (TapTap, Taplinn) (3:2:3:2:5=1.5)
Terrible vegetal aroma. Terrible vegetal taste. Quite malty. Terribly fizzy. One for avoiding.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

saraavans
3.6
Hitachino Nest White Ale

Saturday, January 6, 2018

BBHansen
3
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
Bottle @ DØE Køge. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, alcohol, light caramel, bread and dill notes. palette: medium malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: Decent ale with a Japanese hop twist
Saturday, January 6, 2018

martjoobolut
2.2
Hitachino Nest Non Ale
Bottle (at taptap). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is grassy, sweet, sweet, vegetables. Flavor is sweet, vegetables, grass, some malt. Body is watery. Overall: i have had worse.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

beersandbass
3.6
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Une bière blanche légère, avec de fines bulles et une mousse blanche et une mousse peu importante. Au nez on peu déceler des arômes fruitées d'agrumes et florales. En bouche, les saveurs d'agrumes et de houblons sont très présentes. Plutôt pas mal pour l'été.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

lindholt
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Friday, January 5, 2018

japppp
3.4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Friday, January 5, 2018

japppp
2.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale

Friday, January 5, 2018

kubzariel
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale

Friday, January 5, 2018

finnius_fog
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Friday, January 5, 2018

gollas
4.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Thursday, January 4, 2018

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.1
Hitachino Nest Session IPA
Back in Japan so celebrating with a Lawson 400¥ find from Hitachino Nest: Session IPA Glowing copper color with a thick light beige head. The smell is a rich fruity (stone fruit) hop bouquet. Fairly full bodied and scratchy carbonation. After the enticing aroma the taste is a bit of a letdown - rough, overly sweet and not all clear fruity hop flavor. Shame as it started off well. Stick to the Oh!La!Ho! or YoHo cheapies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

LazyPyro
3.7
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
550ml bottle. Amber coloured with a subtle haze, frothy beige head. Aroma is herbal, lemongrass, citrus fruits. Taste is the same, herbal and citrus fruits, lemongrass, lemon, malt, mild spiciness, dried fruit, bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation.
Monday, January 1, 2018

LazyPyro
3.5
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
330ml bottle at 8%, as Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale. Hazy amber with a beige head, dissipating. Aroma of bready malts, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, fruits. Taste of bready malt, sweet, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, ripe fruits. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Interesting beer, sweet and spicy isn't really my thing though as I felt the flavours clashed a bit but seemed fairly good I suppose.
Monday, January 1, 2018

LazyPyro
3.6
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
330ml bottle. Golden amber coloured with a slight haze, medium white head. Aroma is fruity, light malts, caramel. Taste is also fruity, sweet, caramel, malts, light bitterness. Light bodied, soft-average carbonation that died out by the time I finished. Not bad, like a Golden/APA hybrid.
Monday, January 1, 2018

lokis333
3.8
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Murky amber brown with small off-white foam. Aromas, sweet caramel, lager maltas with sweet i guesd rice notes and bit of milky floral notes, also reminds of rice pudding with strawberry jam! Palate, medium body with smooth texture leaving sweet malty finish. Taste, sweet of malts, rice, caramel, and touch of booze. Overall, nice, very nice brew however find it dificoult to understand but lovely aromas!
Monday, January 1, 2018

adamnase
3.2
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
Bottle 500 ml. Pours golden coloured with an small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and citrusy. Flavour is fruity with rice as well as some sweetness.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

JoeMcPhee
3.5
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Pale straw colour. The aroma has a touch of graininess and a little bit of sweet rice aroma. There's a touch of spice and a bit of sweet fruit. Citrus and a bit of tropical fruit. There's a bit of sweet grassiness and a touch of pear as well. Fairly sweet.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

williamlantz
3.5
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Reddish colour. Aroma: yeast, malt, rice and spices. An odd aroma. Taste: malt, some fruit, some alcohol.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

bellakarawut
5
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale

Saturday, December 30, 2017

simontomlinson
3.5
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
Thin off white head soon left a cover on a hazy, walnut coloured, slightly effervescent body. Barley Wine aroma with malt, hops, treacle & honey. Medium to full bodied, thick & cloying on the palate with minimal carbonation. Heavily spiced tastes of Christmas spice, nutmeg, over ripe grape, cinamon & honey.
Friday, December 29, 2017

jjsint
3.5
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
Bottle from Best One convenience store, Brackley Road, Bedford. Dark amber/brown, translucent with a cream coloured head. Pumpernickel bread, slightly burned samphire, charred resinous notes in the aroma. Taste is somewhat sweet but kept in check by the heaviness of the black malt. The juicy bitterness of the hops give an almost astringent finish, with caramel, black cherry and tar in the aftertaste. A bit much of a muchness but a lovely beer, maybe especially when tempered with food.
Friday, December 29, 2017

unwuyunke
4.5
Hitachino Nest White Ale
来自日本的白啤 带着明显的橘皮味 口感极清脆 小麦啤酒嘛 瓶底一如既往的酵母沉淀 国内经销的似乎是产自香港的版本 想去日本了 不知在当地水质下 口味会有怎样的变化
Friday, December 29, 2017

unqiuerse
2.2
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale

Thursday, December 28, 2017

ladnewton
3.8
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle at home on 28th December 2017; received as a festive gift. Pours a dull hazy pale amber with any foam soon disappearing. Zesty fruits and spices in aroma, with orange peel dominant. Juicy, sweet and tangy fruits in-mouth, with fresh orange, touches of grassy hoppiness and a hint of black pepper. The orange dominates an otherwise hoppy and fruity finish. Full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. An interesting witbier.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mmitchell30
4
Hitachino Nest White Ale

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

teddybeer
3.8
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
From my backlog
Hazy brown color with an off-white head with short retention. Aroma has wooden notes, dry fruits and light acidic hints. Flavor with hints of cherries, light sourness. Notes of red fruits in the final with light sourness.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beerhammaren
5
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beerhammaren
3.5
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
. 55l bottle shared @Explosive with Hanniku. Pours murky amber yellowish with medium head. Leaves hint of lacing. Aroma is honey, malts, bread (barley), spices, dried fruit, floral, alcohol notes. Flavor is dark malts, bready, honey, sorachi hoppy, syrup notes, dried fruits, floraly, only sligthly alcoholy. Medium bodied, nicely balanced beer.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

jjsint
3.3
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Bottle from Best One, Bedford. Ruddy brown, hazy with very little head. Light grainy aroma with bready, caramel and papaya. The taste is... lovely, but really odd. Sweet at first with lychee and toffee flavours, giving way to a wave of intense bitterness for the finish. Lingering astringency in the aftertaste with shadows of umami grain. Highly carbonated. It's interesting. I disliked it at first, then grew to enjoy it. Worth trying but may not appeal to everyone.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017