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Renewale - 2012 Porter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Renewale - 2012 PorterRenewale - 2012 Porter

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BA SCORE
82
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 12-25-2011)
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Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, thin tan head and poor retention. Roasted and chocolate balanced aroma. Flavor is balanced as well with a strong roasted/coffee flavor up front that mellows to a light herbal finish. A biting, thin feel.

A moderate roasted linger that’s much easier drinking than most since it’s not too heavy. The nice herbal finish gets lost halfway through but an all-around decent beer although the mouthfeel could be a little better.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 22:33:48 | More by Bfarr
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2014 21:38:20 | More by GClarkage
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throwerbri

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-27-2013 03:21:32 | More by throwerbri
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into shaker.

Three fingers off white head. Very dark color.

Strong rich robust smell. Coffee overpowers the nose.

Taste is a lot lighter than expected. Coffee bitterness and a bit tart.

Decent, but nothing special. Maybe I'm not a huge fan of Ninkasi

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 23:17:45 | More by Smurf2055
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.8%

05-08-2013 02:43:49 | More by leftoverburrito
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Idaho

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-18-2013 02:46:26 | More by fivetime
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adamdd

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-07-2013 23:51:39 | More by adamdd
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-24-2012 04:39:45 | More by NickThePyro
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-20-2012 22:27:01 | More by irishgreensoda
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Nage37

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2012 07:25:03 | More by Nage37
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Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-19-2012 06:58:33 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-08-2012 06:05:31 | More by Rathakem
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles to a thin lacing on top and at the edge of the glass. Dark brown and reddish hued body. Thin sticky lacing on the glass on the drink down.
S) Smoky notes. Earthy. Yeasty.
T) Dark chocolate notes. Smoky. Some good doughy / bready flavors. Mild hop bite toward the finish.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Full body. Gritty feel throughout.
O). A decent porter. I'd definitely drink more.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 04:51:07 | More by u2carew
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brown bomber purchased in January and stashed away until tonight. Poured into standard pint.

A: Completely opaque black with about a finger of khaki colored head that fell into a thick foam cap with a few bigger bubbles in the middle. Leaving good lacing.

S: Coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes right away. Well roasted is a phrase i would use to describe this one. A little digging and I can just pick out the hops. Smells like a tasty porter to me.

T: The coffee notes are more pronounced in the taste, the chocolate from the nose falls into the background. A bit more of the malt comes through as malted barley in when you taste it. The hops are very present but not super aggressive. They make the coffee taste a little bitter like it is really dark and they linger for a while. The taste never really leaves your mouth on from this one the roasty malt sticks to the back of the tongue even after the hop bitter fades. Before the bitter ends and after the chocolate dies off you get a little alcohol warming which is surprising considering the fairly strong flavor and average ABV of this one. I am a porter guy so I am bias but I would say this tastes quite good.

M: A little thin for a porter, it lacks the chew I look for in something pitch black but the taste makes up for it. Definitely not watery but more medium than full bodied.

O: Good porter when young better porter when 6 months old. Glad I squirreled away two bottles of this when I could. May come back for a second round in another couple months to see how it does then.

Edit: opened my last bottle tonight 9/28/12 to see how it tastes aged about 10 months.
a: minimal khaki head now and a more sparse cap, leaving less lacing than before.
s: smells about the same
t: the hops seem a bit more pronounced than I remember still good coffee notes.
m: still a bit thin but good as before
o: a little hoppier but too much more age and this would fade too and be bland. 9months seems about right.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 05:57:40 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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RS3Sport


4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-28-2012 20:33:13 | More by RS3Sport
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-06-2012 17:32:46 | More by rogerthegill
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beertunes for this one.

A: 1/2" tan coloured head that left a nice lacing over black/cola coloured liquid.

S: Roasted barley, toasted malt, coffee and caramel.

T: Bitter toasted malt, roasted barley, and some coffee flavour in the finish.

M: Dry and bitter with a thin viscosity and medium to low level of fine carbonation.

O: The taste could be improved with more sweetness or caramel malt flavours as it is a fairly bitter porter. That being said, it is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:12:09 | More by DaftCaskBC
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blindseer


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-14-2012 04:41:45 | More by blindseer
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Tiriansdoor


4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-03-2012 00:47:45 | More by Tiriansdoor
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been a fan of most of the porters and stouts that Ninkasi has released and this is no different. I would recommend this particular beer to any porter lover - it's got everything you love about porters, a rich roasted coffee-esque taste, and the silky-smooth drinkability.

If Ninkasi's Oatis wasn't available year round (a definite fave of mine) I would definitely search this one out more often.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 02:42:15 | More by timtwoface
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-29-2012 00:07:10 | More by RoryOMoore
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beertunes

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I recently received 2 six-packs of this as a bonus from one of my employers (and friends), Thank You again Janet! Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a fairly typical Deep brown/light black color with about 1/2 inch of tan head that had low retention and moderately good lacing.

The aroma was very nice, full of good roasty notes on top of solid grains. There were just enough hops to provide a bit tasty balance. The flavor profile was very similar, with the roast being a bit more pronounced and the hops a bit less noticeable.

The body was very thin for the style (honestly, I wanted to dock it even more, but I enjoyed the beer enough overall that I couldn't), it might have been a bit thin for a Brown. Drinkability was very good, the bottles I've had have gone down smooth and easy on a consistent basis. Overall, a very nice beer, one that is certainly worth trying if you see it, and perhaps a bit of effort to obtain.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 05:43:31 | More by beertunes
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Tmappin

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-20-2012 04:27:46 | More by Tmappin
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brotherloco

California

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. Served in a goblet.

Pours an almost complete black, a tinge of light gets through. A two finger pillowy beige head forms and settles to a small covering. Some delicate lacing left in glass.

Aroma is properly roasted malt with a floral hop backing, a little spicy. Some sweetness mixed in as well.

Flavor is roasty, bitter, with semi-sweet bakers chocolate. Some mineral notes in the middle and finish. There is a metallic note to the bitterness in the finish. Maybe a little alcohol sneaking through.

Medium-light bodied with medium-sharp carbonation. Slight creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 00:32:57 | More by brotherloco
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Renewale - 2012 Porter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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