Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hitachino Nest White Ale

Type: Belgian style wit ale
Origin: Ibaraki, Japan
Price: $13 700mL
5% ABV

Upon my first small serving of this beer, I immediately thought "what the hell, I don't taste anything". As such, my initial tasting notes say "pretty boring for $13". It has very light wheat qualities and if you try really hard I could pick out flavors similar to white peach. Chris, with his amazing palate, thought it was more like dried apricots. But we had to try hard, really fucking hard.

But after I poured myself a second serving the beer started to grow on me. Its just incredibly delicate, so it needs to be enjoyed alone and not with any food or other drinks. I just don't wanna spend $13 to find out.

1 comment:

  1. Chris was probably just anticipating the fruit-forward esters of the earth-shatteringly beautiful Beer 30 Ice that followed.