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Hitachino Amber Ale

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Japan’s Kiuchi Brewery has found international recognition thanks to its multi-award-winning Hitachino Nest beers. The Hitachino Nest Amber Ale is brewed using American Cascade and Chinook hops and a gorgeous blend of high-quality malts.

The malts are the most obvious qualities with caramel, grains, toffee and biscuits rising to the top of the aroma and flavour. Pine, grass, dried fruits and orange also pop through. This amber ale is perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet and its soft carbonation leaves a satisfying finish.

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Style Brown and Amber Ale
Country Japanese Beers
ABV 6.0%
Serving Temp 6 to 8 °C
Bottle Size 330ml
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Japan’s Kiuchi Brewery has found international recognition thanks to its multi-award-winning Hitachino Nest beers. The Hitachino Nest Amber Ale is brewed using American Cascade and Chinook hops and a gorgeous blend of high-quality malts.

The malts are the most obvious qualities with caramel, grains, toffee and biscuits rising to the top of the aroma and flavour. Pine, grass, dried fruits and orange also pop through. This amber ale is perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet and its soft carbonation leaves a satisfying finish.

  1. Really too light Review by Bantam
    Rating

    This one is too light for my taste with a bitter after taste and nothing exceptional. (Posted on 30/03/2017)

  2. pretty decent Review by cecily bear
    Rating

    Nice light beer, have seen it in supermarkets since though and cheaper, but defo worth a tasty wasty (Posted on 29/03/2017)

  3. Agree not very strong tasting beer Review by MJ
    Rating

    It's very light and smooth it is good in it's own right, but definitely on a light side. (Posted on 24/03/2017)

  4. Nice beer Review by JP
    Rating

    Light tasting beer, very refreshing, slight bitterness. If you like strong tasting beer, this is not a beer for you, but it's good beer if you want something refreshing with mild undertones of caramel. (Posted on 19/03/2017)

  5. nice surprise Review by darth lager
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    received this as a gift and its really good I can compare it to kirin ichiban in a way and is very refreshing (Posted on 22/02/2017)

  6. average but not bad Review by michael J
    Rating

    Would have this again, was ok but there are better beers out there with more flavour (Posted on 21/02/2017)

  7. not a bad lager Review by eldel
    Rating

    Decent lager type beer, tastier than peroni (Posted on 06/02/2017)

  8. not the best Review by Karl man
    Rating

    Not too bad but a bit average, tasty in a way but wouldn't get it again (Posted on 02/02/2017)

  9. Nice not fab Review by Markypoo
    Rating

    Good lager tasty enough but there are better out there (Posted on 31/01/2017)

  10. nice Review by vikki
    Rating

    Good beer, nice flavour, good all round really (Posted on 26/01/2017)

  11. pretty damn good Review by foxy
    Rating

    Lovely crisp beer with a refreshing taste, a pleasant surprise as I wasn't expecting much but this is well worth a try (Posted on 07/12/2016)

  12. Decent Review by Ben
    Rating

    A good ale. Nothing special but a decent taste and decent texture. Did not blow me out of the water but still very drinkable. (Posted on 03/10/2016)

  13. Malty Review by alanbullafc
    Rating

    First Japanese Beer for me, nice and Malty taste, lovely colour, not sure if id have a lot more! (Posted on 07/09/2016)

  14. ニースリトルビール Review by Ben_with_the_beard
    Rating

    これはちょっといいビールでした。シンプルだが良いと私のコレクションのためのクールなボトルトップ。 (Posted on 04/09/2016)

  15. Bansai!! Review by Edward
    Rating

    Japan jumps onto the craft brewing bandwagon & the offerings from Hitachino are the only ones I can consistently find generally available in the UK, which is no bad thing :) They have a core IPA/Amber/Stout range, and this the Amber is pretty easy-going. Nothing to rave about, and too sweet for a session bitter but certainly worth a try!! (Posted on 21/08/2016)

  16. Dark Review by Good head
    Rating

    Very dark in colour. Has a robust taste that lingers briefly. Hoppy and sweet and worth a go. (Posted on 10/05/2016)

  17. Unfortunately average Review by Jo
    Rating

    Dry, fruity aroma, malty taste with a hint of toffee, followed by a bitter aftertaste. Not as good as the Japanese Classic Ale. (Posted on 03/04/2016)

  18. Slightly uncouth Review by Andrew
    Rating

    Plenty of flavour but a little overbearing for my taste (Posted on 17/03/2016)

  19. Decent Review by Blind_Drunk
    Rating

    Not bad but not a brilliant beer (Posted on 12/02/2016)

  20. Lovely Red Ale Review by Danny
    Rating

    A nice caramel tasting ale, sweet hoppy and smooth. (Posted on 31/01/2016)

  21. hoppy beer with character Review by whatever
    Rating

    this is a bit of a different take on the usual hoppy beer and one of the nicest hoppys i\'ve tried! will buy more
    (Posted on 23/01/2016)

  22. Ever wanted to know how red tasted Review by terrier
    Rating

    Bags of flavour. It\'s a shame the bottle was not bigger. I will be back for more of this gem. (Posted on 29/12/2015)

  23. Average Amber Review by Ay Pee Horne
    Rating

    I've had pretty much everything that HN have made available on the UK market, but this was a bit disappointing by their usual high standards. It's just a bit wishy-washy, with nothing to rave about. (Posted on 09/11/2015)

  24. Impressive Review by Ady Gray
    Rating

    Not a bad number from a new brewery to me. I\'m liking what they do so far... (Posted on 13/10/2015)

  25. Impressive and surprising Review by Dale May
    Rating

    I\'ve had the Hitachino White Ale before (and that\'s a stonking beer fyi) so on the back of that I ordered a few bottles of this. It has an odd, slightly sake-ish, slightly molasses-ish flavour behind a pleasingly punchy copper ale. It\'s really, really good. One thing I would say is that I doubt you\'d want to knock 10 of these back one after the other. It\'s not really a session ale, more of a couple of bottles treat in the evening. (Posted on 23/09/2015)

  26. Surprise Review by 101proof
    Rating

    I didn't expect such a well rounded beer with the depth this had from a Japanese brewer. Very nice with a sweetness to it. (Posted on 29/05/2015)

  27. Wow Review by Ben
    Rating

    Really impressed with this one. One of the nicest I've tried. Got to sample more from these guys (Posted on 28/05/2015)

  28. Cool label art ... distinctly average beer. Review by interzen
    Rating

    I've had a couple of Hitachino beers in the past (Espresso Stout and the Red Rice Beer) and both were excellent and suitably different. The Amber Ale was, truth be told, a bit disappointing.

    It looks more like a red ale than an amber - it's very dark, almost coppery in hue and there was almost nothing going on in the smell department. It tastes a bit more lively, though, with an interesting transition from hops to malt/fruit and then back to hops again.

    As amber ales go, it's not bad at all - trouble is, the market's pretty crowded and being Japanese just isn't enough to raise it above 'average'. Worth a try if you fancy something different. (Posted on 03/05/2015)

  29. Don't be frightened. The Japanese know how to brew! Review by Don't be frightened
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    I have had the luxury of tasting many wonderful Japanese beers as I live in South East Asia (I am British). The Hitachino beers are unabashed and good quality. I do prefer the Yoho Brewing Company's efforts but am VERY pleased to see the Nest on here. If you are looking at this page then take the plunge. You will not be disappointed! (Posted on 03/05/2015)

  30. Owly good Review by Abdyman
    Rating

    A great hoppy beer with some sweetness.
    I've previously had Hitachino Espresso Stout which was also fantastic and have their Pale Ale which I will be eagerly trying very soon. If that lives up to the other two I will be after as many other Hitachino brews as I can get my hands on. (Posted on 28/04/2015)


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