The Kiuchi Brewery was established in 1823 by Kiuchi Gihei, the headman of Kounosu Village. His family was collecting rice from farmers as land taxes and he began his brewery with the idea of using the remaining rice stocks in the warehouse. Kiuchi named the brand “Hitachino Nest Beer,” which features a unique owl logo. Over the years, Kiuchi Brewery has gained worldwide attention and one of their core items is their White Ale, brewed with citrus and spice.
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with notable suspended sediment throughout. The half finger fluffy white head dissipates rather quickly and leaves just a touch of spotty lacing, and a ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass.
Pronounced aromas of lemon and orange zest dominate. White floral notes along with a touch of bright coriander spice hits next. A hint of white pepper follows the bright coriander. All of the citrus, floral and spice notes are heightened by a sweet grainy wheat aroma.
On the palate citrus notes of lemon zest and orange once again dominate. Ginger, like a pickled sushi ginger, highlight the citrus. Spice notes of coriander brighten the flavor profile even more. A hint of sweet wheat hides beneath the refreshing notes of citrus and spice. Crisp and clean, this beer is the perfect palate cleanser!
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Out of 5 Pints
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