Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) Reviews




Mishnok
3.3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
From 330ml bottle. Straw coloured and slightly hazy. Slightly yeasty aroma. Taste is light and slightly wheat. Quite a refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, April 23, 2017

GarageBrewer80
3.3
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Flaska från julkalender. Klar, bärnstensfärgad kulör med luddrig vit skumkrona. Doft av citrus, koriander och saison- jäst. Syrlig och halvtorr kropp. Smak av citron- zest, passionsfrukt, hö, koriander och saison- jäst.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

lidor1995
2.8
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
Pours from the bottle clear orange with low head and strong carbonation, aroma of candy and orange, strong sour body
Friday, April 21, 2017

redders1974
3.5
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Nice rich amber colour with decent head lemon tarte hint of funk nice and refreshing.
Friday, April 21, 2017

YantarCoast
2.5
Hitachino Nest Weizen
330ml bottle from Eric the Red. Pours cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma is herbal herbs, wheat. Taste is herbs wheat, citrus, slightly bitter. Strange weizen, maybe something is wrong with this bottle.
Friday, April 21, 2017

RhetoricalAns
3.6
Hitachino Nest XH
Copper brown pour, small beige head with minimal retention, no lacing. Varied malt aroma, biscuit, caramel, some darker fruit. taste leans toward sweet but not overly with mild hop bitter finish. fairly dry. Heavier malts come through in the flavour. higher carbonation, bubbly mouthfeel. Alcohol comes through a tad too much for me.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lele
3.6
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Buona blanche, ma niente di trascendentale. Classici sentori speziati (coriandolo) e agrumati. Dissetante, scivola bene.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

RhetoricalAns
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
330 ml bottle. deep brown pour verging on black. medium creamy dark tan head with some loose lacing. Aroma is heavy on the dark chocolate, black coffee, espresso, dark fruit. Taste follows leading from medium sweet chocolate to a long lasting roast bitter finish. medium to full body, average carbonation, slightly slick.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

alexmate
3.4
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Dirty lemon yellow colour with decent head. Aroma is of citrus, hops and wheat. Taste is of orange peel, lemon, grapefruit and that weird slightly sour/slightly dry, farmhouse saison aftertaste.Price Paid: £2.95.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NallePalle
3.2
Hitachino Nest Non Ale
Bottle, 33 cl, Budda Kahn Teppanyaki, Mall of Scandinavia. Pleasant low-alcohol, bitter finish.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NallePalle
3.4
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Bottle, 33 cl, Budda Kahn Teppanyaki, Mall of Scandinavia. Plesant ale, not too hoppy.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AaronIPAAPA
3.5
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Piwo praktycznie czarne, przebłyski pod światło. Spora piana, dosyć gęsta. Dużo espresso, wanilii i czekolady. Piwo jest zaskakująco gęste.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BenL8
3.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Appearance: opaque straw colour, little foam and carbonation. Aroma: very estery and yeasty, very fruity and banana and very refreshing. Flavour: very refreshing and fruity, estery, banana, quite mild. Nice wit.
Monday, April 17, 2017

PilsnerDoctor32
3.6
Hitachino Nest Amber Ale
Botella 0,33l Color rojizo oscuro, espuma de color beige, fina igualada, no alta pero bastante resistente. Aroma- caramelo, lupulo, cereales.Sabor caramelo, lupulo, frutas secas, equilibrado entre dulzor suave y amargor. Viscoso, medio cuerpo,en la boca queda dulzor suave y amargor prolongado
Monday, April 17, 2017

Myonlyvice
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Almost black with a light brown head. Medium carbonation. Aroma: Coffee, liqourice, caramel and malt. Sweet with a roasted bitterness. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, April 17, 2017

Korcz
1.2
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Potężna dawka zmywacza do paznokci. Złe. Bardzo.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Cokemonkey11
3.8
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Bottle. Pours gorgeous ruby amber and opaque with light orange hue and a medium tan foam subsiding to a thin rim. Scent is medium dense notes of orange zest, light caramel, and wood resin. Taste is lovely old ale with medium notes of caramel and dark fruit. Finish is slightly dry at about 30 IBU. Great.
Monday, April 17, 2017

yespr
4
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout Barrel Aged (Bourbon and Sherry)
From tap at Ginger Man NYC. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and dark malty. Roasted. Sourish. Fruity, dark malty. Roasted and lingering roasted far finish. Sour and fruity far finish. Dark malty.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

olio
3.4
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 04/2018.
Pours hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is citric and zesty, acidic, herbal and grassy, fresh plum. Flavor is acidic with the plum, salty, herbal and slightly citric. Quite different bouquet of flavors here, the mouth feel is also all over the place.
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

laiti
2.9
Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
35,5 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 04/2018. Aroma has peaches, apricot and sweetish malt. Flavour is tart and sourish with apricot, salt and sour plums. Not my thing.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

mabuzzer
3.5
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
330ml bottle. Clear, amber with a small white head. Tart fruity aroma. Taste is tart berries over a malty base. Decent enough
Friday, April 14, 2017

faroeviking
3.4
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia
Botella. Unclear amber lightly brownish colour, Small off-white head, ok lacing. Aroma of malt, herbs, hops, bread, caramel and yeast. Flavour is sweet and malty, herbal hoppy with caramel, bread, yeast, bit fruit. Medium bitterness, dry like finish, sweet and malty herbal.
Friday, April 14, 2017

Vells
2.9
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Wine Barrel Aged Version
Feels grainy blond with some BA oak impact, though wine character doesnt work well for me in overall picture - feels bit like fresh vomit, but not in disastrous way. Some overripe cherry. Moderate sweetness with light tartness. Decent, but..
Friday, April 14, 2017

andrepintado
3.7
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Bottle from estucerveza, Spain. Color is gold to orange to brown. Head is thin persistent and beige. Aroma is pine, resin, hops, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Body is medium, finish is medium long and medium dry. Flavour is caramel, quince, light cheese, hops, bread. Old school but very drinkable.
Friday, April 14, 2017

DocLock
3.7
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
Shared bottle via PUB’R. Hazt copper pour with white head. Tart nose, hops, oaky wood, white wine grapes. Tart flavor, oaky, tannic, dark fruit notes, complex finish.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

BlackHaddock
3.2
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
330ml bottle: BBD Mar 18. Poured into a Westvleteren chalice at home on 13th Apr 17. Third beer in a ’random tasting session’ with myself: Belgian beer first, then one from Maryland and now Japan, isn’t the world great? Looked good, clear amber body, fast fading head though. Strange one all round really, nose had maltiness, yeastiness and a weird fruity (Yuzu?) aroma, taste was similar, with a sweetness that is unusual in a Saison, I assume from the Koji rice (only because they mention it’s sweetness on the bottles rear label). Different and interesting: never have guessed it is meant to be a Saison style beer though.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

DanielBrown
3.6
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle from Asda. Overripe fruit (peach, strawbs), icing sugar. Slightly off, slightly sweet and sour, plus sweat. Pretty nice, good acrid bitter note.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hanoi
3
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle from Asda, oddly. Nose is saison yeast, fruity, peach, lemon, strawberry. Taste is sweet fruit, peaches, malt, leading to a faint spice, salty, and lemon grass, grapefruit finish. Bland and baffling that the only saison your supermarket stocks is this one.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

andrepintado
3.4
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Bottle from estucerveza. Color is orange. Cloudy. Thin white head. Medium body. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Aroma and flavour is spices, quince, fruit, hibiscus, malt, light cacao, rice.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cokemonkey11
3.7
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle. Pours pale golden with a slight amber hue, thin white foam residing to a ring, and a slight opacity. Scent is lovely ale yeast, either weizen or saison. Floral. Light. Taste is medium crystal malt with light floral flavors of what actually tastes a bit like pilsener yeast. Sugar cane. Finish is smooth. Great.
Monday, April 10, 2017

maekchu
2.5
Hitachino Nest Sakurasaku/Barrel Aged Red Rice
Bomber. Thanks to KBL! Nose of dust, mold, cork, and rough fruit. Hazy light coppery color. Thin stone fruit flavor, some gentle berry note, slight sourness, cabbage, and a light bitter finish. No real cherry or cherry wood evident. Thin-medium body. Something seems quite off with this one. Possibly infected.
Monday, April 10, 2017

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.4
Hitachino Nest Sakurasaku/Barrel Aged Red Rice
Bottle from Taniguchi. Amber orange in color, it was medium to full bodied. Tart sweet cork and green apples in the aroma. Not what it should be but kind of interesting. Others I shared it with didn’t enjoy it so much, I found it drinkable and fine but not at all what you’d expect a non-sour BA beer to be.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

andrepintado
3.8
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
bottle from estucerveza. Appearance is light cloudy, orange, brown. Thin white head. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is malt, hops, fruit, spices, ginger, chili. Because the ginger is very soft, I’m loving it.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

KyotoLefty
2.4
Hitachino Nest Sakurasaku/Barrel Aged Red Rice
bomber. Nose of green apple, wood, caramel, soem chocolate, cabbage, cork, mold. Cloudy pale brown. Flavor is sour green apples, some caramel, not much cherry, tons of acetaldehyde. Very badly done.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Chapeau
4.5
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
On tap @satellite, Lausanne. Smells Sorachi Ace, coconut and caramel. The perfect smell. It has a light amber color with nearly no foam. Tastes Sorachi Ace, caramel, hop and malt. Bitter finish that does not last very long. Creamy, medium to heavy body, low carbonation. Just an insane brew.
Monday, April 3, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Bottle from M&S, Camberley. Juicy citric aroma. A hazy gold. White head, initially pretty thick before calming down. Light bitter, some tartness. Gains in fairness and acidity. Citrus - lime. Also herbs and yeast. Light bodied. Watery. Overly lively carbonation. Long dry finish. Leaves a slick residue. Astringent aftertaste. Initially impressed but started to find it too acidic.
Monday, April 3, 2017

ochniczek
3
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
33cl bottle. deep dark red color, slightly hazy. moderate whitish head and little lacing. aroma of malt and sour fruit, plums maybe, quite sweet. malty mouthfeel, very velvety. alcohol perceptible but not overwhelming. slightly herbal bitterness at the end.
Monday, April 3, 2017

dogbomb
3
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Bottle. Slightly cloudy pale gold. Decent white head. Nose is malty. Taste is wheat. Full. Lagers. A good, light ale.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sammy
3.2
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
Witbier like flavours, a decent saison. Nothing I plan to seek out again. Ok drinkability. LCBO limited supply.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Andrew196
3.6
Hitachino Barrel Edition XH
Pours a rich red amber.... Thin head, spotty lace. Aroma of cherry, floral, yeast, traces of caramel. Nice sour cherry backbone, some earthy malts, caramel, menthol, dry... Pretty good.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

basjansen14
3.9
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Aroma: koude koffie, beetje zoet, chocolade. Smaak: koude koffie, karamel, geroosterd, klein beetje gist. Lekker
Saturday, April 1, 2017

petewhitley
2.9
Hitachino Nest White Ale
citrus, clove, golden, hazy, light sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation. Very hazy yellow, frothy white head. Malty and light citrus nose. Flat and a bit watery, spicy finish. Soft, subdued, and disappointing.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

melush
3.6
Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale
As Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale 33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma is malt, sweet, citrus, nutmeg, spices. Taste is malt, bread, caramel, citrus, honey, vanilla, spices. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

mandrilo00
4.5
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Veri najs...................................................................
Friday, March 31, 2017

Juanmi1
3.8
Hitachino Nest White Ale
aromática y refrescante.Suave.aromas a manzana acida y especias. Velada. en boca ligera y algo picante
Friday, March 31, 2017

melush
3.1
Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Black colour with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, berries. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, sweet, toffee, slightly sour. Light to medium body, medium to low carbonation.
Friday, March 31, 2017

jercraigs
3.6
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon
2017-03-30. Hazy dark yellow-orange, modest beige head after foaming out of the bottle. 3+ Aroma is interesting, strong yeasty almost Belgian character up front fades in favour of lovely fruit (yuzu presumably) and light wheat notes. Flavour is more alcoholic than expected, sweet fruit, lightly sweet wheat and yeast notes, dryish moderately alcoholic finish. Average body is quite effervescent. Tasty. 7/3/7/3/15-16 Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

rodsquad
3.7
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
Bottle from Oddbins Aberdeen. Big nose of sweet red toffee apple coating and a warm, spicy ginger. Looks deliciously deep amber brown. It’s hazy with a tightish foamy toffee-beige head. Taste builds on the toffee coating. Toast n syrup makes a formidably sweet malt front with a following feiry ginger ale. Soft mouthfeel with gentle but sharp carbonation assist countering the sweetness. Big sugary sweet front cut down by a feiry ginger and earthy hop. I can imagine the toffee will not be for everyone but I liked it.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

jjsint
3.4
Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA
Draft at Beerfox, Rīga. Light orange/brown, a bit of visible carbonation and head. Citrus peel with some medicinal notes (a bit of horehound). Taste is sweet and juicy, but the hops are muted so it’s far from the American ’hop bomb’ IPA. Short finish. Sweetness lingers, with candied orange peel in the aftertaste. Carbonation is heavy on the palate. A bit too muted for me, but it’s a decent IPA.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

gopherfan99
3.8
Hitachino Nest XH
Bottle; pours amber with an off white head; aroma of caramel, brown sugar, wood, and hints of dark fruits; taste is slightly sweet with caramel and brown sugar with some dark fruit and wood notes; dry, boozy finish
Sunday, March 26, 2017