Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale

Rated 3.161 by BeerPals

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery

Ibaraki, Japan

Style:  Spiced Beer

7% Alcohol by Volume

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A dose of fresh ginger roots added to the brewkettle creates an intriguing mix of ginger, malt-sweetness , and citruslike aromas and flavors Hoppy dryness is very subdued with ginger-sweet-spicey notes dominating throughout to the very finish.

ID: 24065 Last updated 4 months ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank21780
Overall Percentile52.7
Style Rank510 of 1202
Style Percentile57.6
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.185
Weighted Score3.161
Standard Deviation0.647

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  • CYBERCAT 9429 reviews
    rated 4.0 4 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours hazy honey golden-brown with a very thick golden-buff head. Malty aroma has a definite note of ginger. Flavor has ginger, honey and malty tones plus more than a hint of hops. Texture has good body and some fizz, and leaves a ginger and honey finish. Go for the spice!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.3 6 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Clear orange, no foam. Spicy aroma, ginger indeed. Taste of pepper, some jalepino, ginger again. Lasting ginger aftertaste. Did not particular like this beer. (Houston 201408)

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grapefruit hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and subdued hop flavors a very mild amount of spice bitterness. Overall kinda like an IPA, the ginger dosent come though, so thats a bit disappointing

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    from notes: Smells great, fresh cut ginger and other spices. subtle hops. Flavor nice as well, but the way too overcarbonated feel takes a touch off the flavor as well. Too bad, this would have been good. Maybe infected, who knows, but at $7, I likely won't be trying again.

  • RICHSBEER 1651 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pours a very hazy burnt orange with small tan head which dissipated to an average to a thin cover with some random lacing down the glass. The aroma is of ginger and brown sugar, light molasses and pepper. The taste is of ginger but is more subdued than the aroma but pleasant and well integrated, molasses and bread maltiness, just a touch of leafy hops The mouthfeel is medium body and slightly creamy, a subtle ginger spice tingle lasts through the finish which also bready.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Recent obsession with japanese brew, lets see how this one turns out... puchased at belmont station portland. Obvious ginger, really enjoy though, its a fresh, lively, lemongrass ginger, well complemented by some dry fresh hops. This is what I like in a summer beer, not complicated, simple, fresh tasting, refreshing. Not as soda pop as some summer beers, but fairly similair in its sweetness. Medium to big bodied, smooth in the mouth, malts are there more in feel than taste, which suits this beer. Something faintly like thai sticky rice--infused with banana leaf, or maybe thats just something I want to eat with this, or both. Cloudy crimson colour. Seemed like all I could do to get head out of it when I poured, but now it seems quite effervescent and carbonated. I am really sold on this beer, it is simple but well put together, particularly the malt profile, not to full to be bloating and hard to drink, not to thin for there beer to taste like ginger syrup. Nice.

  • CHOPZ 5240 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Limited time ginger brew at the LCBO. Pours a cloudy amber-caramel colour with a big creamy tanned head that stays a long while, creating good thick lacing. The ginger is definitely present in the smell, with some rusty hop and hints of other spices, like cinnamon. Cinnamon is what I taste as well, more than the ginger. Watery generic mouthfeel with just a little stickiness in the finish. Some of the hop shows up in the flavour as well. Was expecting a blond Japanese brew, but was quite pleased with the look of this brew. Says "Please enjoy the balance of the ginger flavor and the taste of malt" on the back label... ha, ha, I will. Thanks for being polite. Please enjoy my review.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Three Hitachino beers have hit the Canadian marketplace recently, this being the worst of the three. They didn't need to put the word 'ginger' in the name.....it's all you can smell and taste. It pours a dark brown, it's clear, and pretty much headless. All I can smell is gingerbread. I'm sure there's malt and hops....but I can't detect them. Flavour is the same. Ginger and more ginger.

  • CYRENAICA 2057 reviews
    rated 2.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    330ml bottle
    7.0% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    July 19, 2010
    The beer poured a translucent copper with a golden-tan head that did not last. The aroma was sweet malt, caramel, floral hops and ginger. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, caramel and ginger. Too sweet for me.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep caramel malt and toffee with some very subtle ginger notes. Taste is also dominated by caramel malt with sweet toffee notes while ginger is hidden quite well in this whole mix. Body is full with limited filtration and some average carbonation. Not bad overall but I was expecting a beer more focus toward ginger then strong caramel malt.

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