Hitachino Nest Weizen – Kiuchi Brewery (Ibaraki, Japan)

Hitachino Nest Weizen – Kiuchi Brewery, 5% ABV, (Ibaraki, Japan)

On the back label:

“This German style weizen is a cloudy beer brewed with wheat malt, and a fragrant yeast. Please enjoy the banana like flavor and light taste.”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: B+
  • Why I like it: complex crisp fruity orange-banana
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek
  • How much: <$5, 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting Notes: pours bright cloudy orange creamsicle, small staying head, micro-foamy CO2, runny lacing, a plethora of CO2 streams. Orange marmalade on the nose with some barnyard sourness. Sharp but soft 8/10 sourness up front that half dissipates into an off-dry mandarin orange and banana clean finish. Also a mild bitter hoppy finish. Very crisp, medium complexity, medium-high depth, medium length, medium viscosity (great mouthfeel).