Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia – Kiuchi Brewery (Ibaraki, Japan)

Ancient Nipponia Hitachino Nest – Kiuchi brewery, 6.5% ABV, (Ibaraki, Japan)

On the back label:

“This Nipponia is brewed using two Japanese original materials; ‘Kaneko Golden’, the Japanese ancient barley, and ‘Sorachi Ace’, the hop which once was bred in japan. Please enjoy the citrus flavour, the golden color and the complex taste”

My notes:
  • My Rating: B
  • Why I like it: good body with bold hops and citrus flavour
  • Where I got it: Keg n Cork (EDM)
  • How much: $10 , June 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours clear golden yellow, minimal head, small co2. Light malts on the nose. Tastes of light-med malts, bitter orange citrus, medium-heavy bitterness throughout (7/10), strong aggressive hops (9/10). Medium complexity, med-high depth.