Nuptiale Cream Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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2.68/5 rDev -26.4%
Thank you market of choice for stocking this beer. This bottle came with the Ninkasi mixed 4-pack.
A: A very light orange color, nice full body, good fluffy head that leaves a nice lacing around the glass.
S: Nice malt backbone, I could also pick up some banana, cloves, maybe a little cinnamon. couldn't really tell. Not a very bitter aroma.
T: Tasted like a hefeweizen, but it wasn't. The maltiness of this beer really threw it off for me. I was expecting something a little more creamier.
M: Goes down easy. Very crisp. It wasn't the best beer I've ever had, but it did go well with my Turkey sandwich.
O: I love Ninkasi, and I love most of what they make. I wasn't a big fan of this beer, but I would probably drink it again.
07-02-2011 06:48:32 | More by bradleyp
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
Grabbed a 4-pack... said I wouldn't, but wanted to try a new beer from them... plus I love the Maiden...
- Most average looking brew ever.. pours a clear copper with a fuzzy finger of white head down to a very thin layer left and a small ring.
- Has a rather robust and grainy smell which reminds me of a full sail brew. Light corn, biscuit, raw barley husks.. grassy and herbal aroma, earthy brisk hop.
- Slightly sweet grain, nice biscuit and corn essence. If someone were to make a good clone of full sails pale ale.. this would be it. Slightly bready and earthy. Not bad, but really doesn't hit me as most cream ales would. Perhaps more true to the body..
- Medium bodied, slightly smooth and creamy, bit chewy and cloying.
- Overall this is a very grainy full flavored pale ale which is fantastic. But I have to judge this beer as it's name and style represents. This would be an 'A' grade pale if it were just so.
06-11-2011 01:47:18 | More by Docer
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
Sometimes a good easy drinking brew deserves a review.... I picked this one up at the COOP today... Pours very clear golden with a short lasting stark white head.
Nose is very grainy... something that I guess is "corn"... lite grassy hop element.
Husky grains.. pale malt and some background biscuit notes... slight hints of DMS, but I am probably imagining things.. overall, this is just very drinkable and appropriate.
Very drinkable and a definite lawnmower beer... Reminds me alot of a slightly sweeter FS Session.
06-26-2011 05:27:24 | More by JohnGalt1
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice orange amber. Thin white persistent head, light lacing. Aroma is grain with some adjunct qualities; faint. Pleasant light sweet and caramel malt and grain, medium bodied. Very light hops. Pleasant sweet malt finish. An enjoyable light ale, but not something I would search out. Well made for an obvious attempt to make a superior adjunct style beer
03-18-2012 21:52:38 | More by LiquidAmber
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
Poured somewhat aggressively into my standard pint glass and I get a pretty big two finger head. The head is completely white, with mostly small bubbles, some big ones, I can't tell if the bubbles look creamy or soapy, prolly more on the creamy side though. For sure has a pillowy look to it as well though. The head is giving great lacing all the way throughout the glass. Frankly I'm impressed with how long this head is sticking around, I doubt it will be here forever, but I don't really expect that from any beer, but a nitro beer. Overall it's hanging in here pretty well! The body is just slightly darker than a lager, slightly lighter than a pale ale, nice mix between the two. Somewhat transparent, but it's cold enough in the glass, and slightly dark enough that I can't see too much on the other side. The carbonation looks like it might be a little high, be it's pretty close to perfect. Overall this beer looks really really nice, I'm excited! The smell is a little weird for me, on one hand it smells creamy, smooth and tasty. But on the other hand it has a lemon smell that almost reminds me of the Blue Moon spring seasonal, which was not good at all, it also has a hint of those kind of adjuncts. The more I smell this beer the more I just want to give it a 3, this beer BARELY is making a 3.5 on smell. Not too impressed with the smell overall. Not a bad taste though on this beer. First you get that lemon taste that I was talking about, but after a few sips it just blends right in with the rest of the flavors. Then there is a nice NICE creamy taste to this beer, maybe a tiny hop bite, and a noticeable but not at all overpowering malt note. The balance on this beer is done very well, I'm really impressed with the malts, just the right amount, not too much, but not too little. Perhaps some hidden flavors in here as well, maybe vanilla, vanilla and cream do go together well, so I wouldn't be surprised. It's not the most amazing beer of all time, but it's really good, and it's somewhat unique, I haven't had too many cream ales, but from what I can remember, this is a little different from the rest. The taste is really growing on me, it just keeps getting tastier. I don't think it's going to get much higher than a 4, just because it does have a tiny tiny tiny cheap beer taste, but I wont count the possibility out! Overall a really nice taste. The mouthfeel is perfect for a cream ale, perfect carbonation, perfect girth on the body, excellent. Drinkability is phenomenal, it goes down super easy, it's light, creamy, refreshing, and best of all tasty! Overall I really good beer, I didn't think it would be this good when I smelled it, but it really came through!
06-13-2011 08:02:50 | More by MaltsOfGlory
3.83/5 rDev +5.2%
22oz bottle into pint glass.
Pours a clear golden yellow, with a bubbly white head and lots of rising carbonation.
Sweet, grainy, bready malts. Very faint lemon zest from the hops.
The taste follows the nose, with sweet grainy notes followed by some light notes of bread and hops.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly crisp finish.
Nothing too complex or memorable, just a light, easy drinking beer.
07-09-2011 04:20:50 | More by vkv822
3.75/5 rDev +3%
Part of the mixed summer 4 pack.
Pours a light gold color with a decent white head. A little bit hazy.
Aromas are doughy, floral, and sugary. Smells pretty nice.
Taste is creamy, (imagine that!), doughy, and mildly sweet. There is a general floral flavor and crisp dryness that sits in the background. Finish is crisp, with some light spicy hop flavors.
Mouthfeel is good, full, with nice body.
Overall, a good beer. Fits the style pretty well, would be quite nice on nitro. Solid summer beer, quite thirst quenching.
07-04-2011 18:35:43 | More by flexabull
2.93/5 rDev -19.5%
22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A - Pours a pale, orange-hay yellow color with a two finger white head.
S - Wheat, and ceral-like.
T - Wheat, and grainy. Not sure on what it is.
D - Lots of carbonation here, but there is a wierd bitter bite, and it doesn't seem to fit.
O - An odd flavor is enough for me to pass on this one next time.
07-06-2011 01:54:49 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.44/5 rDev -5.5%
Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head with okay retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber to golden straw that appears golden straw in the light. Some lacing at the beginning but none now.
Nose- Light white grapes. Some grain. Maybe a little bit of diacetyl. I'm having a hard time getting much out of this beer- from the glass or the bottle. Swirling reveals a slight note of perfume that I thought I sensed from the bottle but it's really hard to tell. A light rosy, floral note? Maybe?
Taste- White grapes come out as the dominant note on the front and then moves into grain and chalk, mineral, and earth from the hops. White grapes reemerge on the finish. Seems to have a little bit more hop bitterness than I remember other cream ales having but I think I might have only had Pelican's and the infamous Gennesee. Okay flavor profile but I don't really think this is my style of beer. I think it is a good representation of the style though. A little too vinous for me but nothing like what some AALs can be. Average to above average and maybe slightly closer to above average. Some corn, a little cereal, and cornflakes in addition to the grain but the hops are what really make this beer and almost make it simply an above average beer. Grass, herbs, and mineral- very German.
Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with light carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth with a dry finish.
Drinkability- Pretty easy to drink and the vinous nature of it doesn't disrupt too much. Standard Ninkasi prices which are okay but I don't think I would buy this again.
Overall- Pretty much an above average beer. It's representative of the style but it's a style that's a little close to AAL for me. Worth a try if you're into this type of beer but I think many BA's would probably rather pass.
05-16-2014 02:50:51 | More by artoolemomo
Nuptiale Cream Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.