I had a bottle of Hitachino Nest White Ale the other night, but I forgot to post a review at the time. Someone earlier in this thread had given it a glowing review, so I leaped at the opportunity to try it. Ran me about $11 for a 21 (not 22) ounce bottle. It's 5% ABV. The pics:
This was a very nice beer. It was perhaps a little more subtle than some whites, and it wasn't as spicy as some, but it had a complex malt with a nice fruitiness. This is a little too expensive for me to make buying it a regular thing, but it's a very nice beer.
Tonight's beer is Harpoon's Firth of Fourth Ale. 5.4% ABV, and cost me $6.29 for a 22 oz bottle.
It pours a somewhat translucent brown, and the head you see doesn't hang out long.
The aroma is quite strong. I get coffee, wood, and a heavy malt. The flavor lives up to the billing. There's also some caramel in there, and even a light grassy hopping, which is somewhat unusual for Scotch ales, which aren't really known for hops. The flavors linger quite nicely, which I honestly didn't expect for a beer that isn't particularly sweet or particularly strong. This is good drinking, though, and it's exactly what I like in fall beer -- dark brown and malty. I'm going to give this beer a hefty
and a half
rating. This is my favorite Scotch ale to date, and the price is reasonable. The bottle says it's a limited edition, so if you happen to see one, snatch it up.
Last edited by MrWookie; 09-13-2008 at 08:22 PM.