- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Hitachino Nest Tokyo Station (special edition) Japanese Classic ale, 7% (normally 7.5%) ABV, 330ml, (Ibaraki, Japan)
on the back label:
“This Japanese classic ale is a recreation of the first Japanese beer made in the Edo period. Please enjoy the Japanese taste, aged in ceder [sic] barrels like the old IPA style method from England”
- Style: India Pale Ale
- Taste: Creamy full almost berrylike tangy woody toffee barley malt lingering bitter hops
- Where I got it : Tokyo Station B1 / Japan
- How much: ~$5 CAD – 330ml, April 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours reddish-brown with a small creamy head, ringed retention, suspended micro sediment, steady micro streams along the perimeter.
Nose: light toasted sweet toffee barley malts. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp-thicker viscosity,
Mid-palate: fine creamy CO2 mouthfeel, almost berrylike, (lvl-6-sweetness), tangy-zingy, woody toffee barley malt, hints of sake sweetness
Finish: dryness, lingering medium sharp bitter hops.
Summary: A truly enticing full mouthfeel with a solid tasting barley malt body and lasting hops to finish it off.