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Renewale - 2011 - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Seasonal - 2011 version is an Irish Red Ale.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-11-2011)
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Reviews by Takahiro:
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Takahiro

Netherlands

2.1/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

poured from a bomber into my tulip

A: brown clear, thin head
S: corn soup? some smokiness
T: thin malt. i was expecting more malt/caramel out of a red ale. flavor to diminish very quickly. almost no hop flavor. not impressive. some hop bitterness to linger on palate after finish.
M: light and empty.
D: OK, but boring

this was a dissapointment

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 22:25:03 | More by Takahiro
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Rollzroyce21

California

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adkieffer

Washington

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12-17-2012 23:36:08 | More by adkieffer
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GordonofSeattle

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish dark black coffee color
S: Nothing to report here, smells like beer
Taste: Smooth, alcoholic, burnt chocolate flavor, light, nice porter. Overall pretty good. I had one when this beer came out in January and it was not good at all... four months later it has mellowed out really well.
M: Alcoholic but smooth
Overall: Back in January I would have panned this beer, but four months in the bottle and now I think it is a solid porter. Nothing amazing, but quite good. Overall: worth picking up.

Favorite beers (for comparison, after all taste preferences are subjective): Elysian's Daedalus Irish Stout, Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Allagash's White Ale, New Belgium's 1554, Full Sail's Wassail, etc. Beers I don't like: IPAs (with few exceptions)

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 02:23:48 | More by GordonofSeattle
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-27-2012 07:26:53 | More by shelby415
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-27-2012 01:51:59 | More by kylemckinnis
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2012 21:16:12 | More by sharpski
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Hoolihan

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-09-2012 23:44:23 | More by Hoolihan
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California

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-09-2012 02:04:19 | More by codynevels
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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-19-2012 06:34:55 | More by Travisnin
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-03-2012 16:50:57 | More by hannaho
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-19-2011 17:55:38 | More by Dunkelhund
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +18.3%

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SRossman

Washington

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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-19-2011 03:35:29 | More by beefandbean22
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arizcards

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from BevMo in early October for $3.99.

Beer poured a reddish brown with a solid off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is of light malts and not much else.

Taste is slightly toasted malts balanced nicely by a nice dry hop.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall a pretty decent for the style. Nothing overly exciting but fills the bill nicely on a post Tuesday workday!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 01:09:07 | More by arizcards
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Spider889

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to JohnGalt1 for this bottle of PNW beer!

Pours crystal clear, deep and bright red. Tall off-white colored head that receded quickly into a frothy ring of bubbles. Some larger soapy bubbles floated in the center of the glass the entire time as well.

Smelled oddly lemony for me. Sweet Germanic yeast and doughy pilsner malts. I was left wanting more (namely deeper malt character) but at least less of a European influence.

Lots of bitter pine with mild caramel malts in the flavor. This did improve with warmth.

Medium body and carbonation with a slick finish.

Overall this was just 'ok' for me. Maybe the style just isn't for me, as I am almost always left feeling that Irish Red ales are lackluster and one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 17:08:10 | More by Spider889
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a reddish amber with a nice head that sticks around awhile leaving a nice lace. Smell has a light sourness, honey, malt and hop. Taste has a lightly sweet bitter maltiness that seems a bit watered down and not too exited about the end finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium with good carbonation. An example that looks aren't everything.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 02:22:29 | More by Bookseeb
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taken from notes on 4.6.11

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a dark orange with a one finger cream head.

Smell - Wheat, bread, and some hops.

Taste - Wheat, bread, and tart.

Drinkability - Good carbonation. Drinks very smooth and easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 03:44:57 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Delirium tulip on 4/4/11

Shared by Spider889

Coppery, rusty color with nice clarity. One finger head thins out pretty quickly. Collar retention of loose bubbles. some splotchy lace; not too much of it.

Aromas of caramel, toasted sugars and such. Very even-keeled with some floral overtones. Bready; hints of yeast and dough. Tastes surprisingly dry throughout. Strangely enough, the caramel is right in line with the dryness. Really dry, earthy hop notions. Finishes comparably dry and quite bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Grainy. Vapid kind of finish. Feels weird.

It's ok; I like that it isn't much for sweetness. Other than that I find it of the bland order.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 04:09:20 | More by Ryan011235
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Halcyondays

California

2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours red with an impressive off-white soapy head. Excellent head retention and good lace, an impressive looking pint.

S: Some crystal style malt with some fruity yeast notes, hint of strawberry.

T: Very mild flavour to the point where the carbonic acid becomes a factor which is never good unless you're drinking club soda. I know Irish Reds aren't the most full-flavoured beers, and that's fine, but compared to O'Hara's and Sam Adams or even Murphy's this is truly light. Crystal toasted malt with bitter carbonic acid and a hint of citrusy hops. Unpleasantly bitter finish.

M: Light-bodied, fizzy, thin and watery. Bad finish.

O: Just not good. I've had some nice beers from Ninkasi in the past, this is their worst effort I've tried. I can finish the bottle, it's not offensive, but it's not something I'm looking forward to with revel.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 03:54:56 | More by Halcyondays
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Shared by Spider889

Appearance
This is a darn good looking example of an Irish Red. Its a clear, rusty red. A big fluffy off white head rides out the glass in its entirety, leaving nice lacing.

Smell
Malty but not rich. Its very grainy and seems one dimensional. I'm picking up notes of aromas that remind me of sunflower seeds or something.

Taste
Very much in line with what the smell set up. Simple, toasted grains with a moderate grassy hopping.

Mouthfeel
Lighter bodied with a decently clean finish.

Overall
Not much to say about this one. Run of the mill. It does look nice though.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 21:30:30 | More by MbpBugeye
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pitasoup

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 22oz bomber.

A: pours ruby brown with a finger of fine white head. some lacing as the foam subsides.

S: caramel and toffee - the faintest hint of hops at the end.

T: toasted malts - biscuit? moderately sweet with a little bit of hop bitterness lingers at the end

M: light body, finishes relatively clean. There is a bit of soapyness.

O: To quote a friend, this rates high on the poundability scale. It is a smooth red ale. I'll have no problems finishing this glass. Would probably not seek out again - as the style is fairly easy to replicate via homebrew - but would quickly recommend to Killian's drinkers as an alternative.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:58:08 | More by pitasoup
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ebrauser

Utah

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass

Appearance: Tan/red with a thick off-white head and scant carbonation

Smell: Sweet, cake batter malts, some floral hop citrus, and grapes

Flavor: Pale lager type hop bitterness. Malt lacks some support, though faint sweetness begins to develop as time goes on. Lingering bitterness in the finish gives it an IPA-type feel

MF: Dry and cidery, very clean and non-sticky.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 03:49:40 | More by ebrauser
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Renewale - 2011 from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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