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Hitachino Commemorative Ale 
Posted: 21 March 2015  Beer Republic 7.5 
Hitachino Commemorative Ale from Japan Hitachino, one of the better known and creative Japanese craft beer manufacturers, brings in the new year with their Commemorative Ale.  what came through the most on this one is the hops. I couldn't really taste the coriander, nutmeg, orange peel, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. B+ on execution.    
Avg price/liter: USD 17.85   ABV %: 8.0  Type: Ale   
       


Hitachino, one of the better known and creative Japanese craft beer manufacturers, brings in the new year with their Commemorative Ale.  On the back of the bottle, Hitachino advises you to leave last year's worries behind as you sip on their strong ale spiced with orange peel, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.  Commemorative Ale is only available around the New Year season.  I take it you wouldn't be able to find this variety in Japan by the first day of spring.       

None of Hitachino's brews are bad, including this one.  I'm not supremely fond of beers with this kind of alcoholic strength, but Hitachino performed the balancing act well.  They deserve to be commemorated for coming up with a Commemorative Ale.        

But what came through the most on this one, like many Hitachino Nest beers, is the hops.  Four types go into the Commemorative Ale.  I couldn't really taste the coriander, nutmeg, orange peel, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.      

Great flavorful description, great effort, great attitude, but a B+ on execution.        

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