Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
I'm not generally really big on ESBs, so, there's that.
The pour is pretty beer-like. Amber colour, little head, minor retention, minimal lacing. It doesn't look bad, but nothing sets it apart IMO. It looks like beer!
Predominantly malt and yeast on the nose. Some straw, a little floral hops in the backdrop, but this is mostly malts.
This is much more balanced than the nose would suggest. There's certainly a malt presence, but it's less prominent than in the nose Slightly sweeter than the nose, as well. Caramel, bread, some floral hops come through in phases finishing with the bitterness. The aftertaste is more bready, however (but still with the bitter hops in there as well).
Not my favourite style, but a quite drinkable example thereof. Worth picking up I would say
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 07:38:10 | More by kemoarps
Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.