Hitachino Nest Beer Amber ale from the Kituchi Brewery Ibaraki, Japan. 5.5%.
“This amber ale is a reddish brown beer brewed with a rich malt and bitter hops. Please enjoy the well-balanced flavour and taste.”
Perfect post-sushi beer for me. It’s light so feels perfect for summer time drinking, has a mildly bitter aftertaste which adds to the overall flavour.
We’re sharing one 500ml bottle between two, but definitely suitable for quaffing to oneself. Ruddy drinkable.
Little bit of a caramel taste to it. Not hoppy. It’s a nice amber ale.
Next up, another Hitachino Nest. Japanese Classic Ale, matured in cedar casks. 7.5%.
“This Japanese classic ale is a recreation of the first Japanese beer made in the Edo period. Please enjoy the Japanese taste. Aged in cedar barrels like the old IPA style method from England.”
A bit bitter for me on the first sip, but softens after that. Least favourite of the two, but would still order again.
I quite like it. Slight bitter note.