Kiuchi Brewery – Hitachino Nest White Ale

Kiuchi Brewery - Hitachino Nest White Ale

Kiuchi BreweryHitachino Nest White Ale

White Ale
BJCP Style: 16A. Witbier
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 13
Tasting on: 10/15/15
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of citrus, and floral hops. Undertones of slightly dank hops, and pepper. 8.5/10

Appearance: Slightly hazy straw. Bright white head with good retention. 8.5/10

Flavor: Pale malt in the beginning followed by a complex middle with dry but subtle molasses, smoke, and grape skin. Mild citrus hops in the end, along with tropical tones, specifically pineapple.  Hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. 16/20

Mouthfeel: Soft water texture. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 9/10

Overall Impression: The light malt background allows the complex but subtle flavors from the hops, orange juice, and spices, to show through. 42/50

Final Score: 84% = C+

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