Woody, brett, winey aroma and a bit sweet smelling. A beautiful deep hazy red/orange color with a thin off-white head. The taste is very complex : starts lightly sweet and bitter like a pale ale, turning to a slightly brett-like orange peel bitter-sour, then it smoothes out into a vanilla-like wood flavor finishing extremely smooth with a hint of sake at the end.
This Belgian-style strong ale from Hitachino lets off a dazzling aroma of dark woods, wine, and sugar. Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) pours a deep red hue forming a thin, cream-colored head. The flavors are complex, starting out mildly sweet and bitter but quickly flips into a slightly sour taste. In the end, flavors of vanilla and wood with a hint of sake smooth out the experience.