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Little One - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Little One
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BA SCORE
78
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clearlydiluted on 12-29-2011)
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Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of harrymel
2.03/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tap at jones radiator

This beer is amber with excellent clarity and when I smell it, I smell esters. There are sweet malt notes and banana hits interwoven with a sweet alcohol base. It tastes sweet and soapy. There's minimal bitterness and I wouldn't call this an ESB. It is a second rubbings beer and doesn't classify well IMO. As mentioned, the malts seem to have undergone too much sparring and over extraction attempts ended in a dry and disappointing profile. Glad this is a one time.

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured one finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is dry grain and pleasant floral smell.
The taste is mildly bitter with a moderate sweetness to follow, pear and caramel.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable.

Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of beagle75
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of cbnz
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Horse Brass in Portland, OR. This is a Small Beer made from Critical Hit leftovers.

Thin sudsy, offwhite head, deep brown body. Nice lace.

Faint fruit, berries on the nose?

Light, hop-cola body, spicy finish with hops. Cola flavor barley at the front. Light bodied but by no means weak.

A bit watery in the mouthfeel department... not helping.

Interesting-- the first Small Beer I've tried, and I haven't tried Critical Hit, so not sure what to think.

Photo of djbreezy
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Apex in Portland, OR.

appearance - amber/brown, opaque, low head/retention

smell - malts/bread

taste - spicey hops, malt flavor, bready, some bitter notes

mouthfeel - light body, medium carbonation

overall - something different from Ninkasi

Photo of clearlydiluted
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - red-brown with light head.

s - biscuit malts with slight caramel notes.

t - mild herbal + spicy hops, light caramel flavor paired with a little biscuit maltiness, dry tannic finish

m - light body with minimal carbonation.

I'd say that the beer is a valiant effort at a second runnings beer. I'd like to to be a little more assertive @ 5.7%, especially in the malt department—it drinks more like a smaller bitter. Also, it has a weird tannic finish that I can only assume is from sparging a wee bit too much that combined with the light body makes it rather harsh in the finish.

Little One from Ninkasi Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.