Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz brown bottle purchased at The Beir Stein in Eugene. Poured into my lucky Ninkasi pint glass.
A: very clear copper with no head but a splotchy bit of white foam.
S: sweet malt up front and just a hint of hops. Very English smelling. Not much else going on it seems pretty simple. Expected of the style. Smells clean, like it might be good drinking.
T: sold malt body with that little bit of that almost dank English malt. Big hops on the end, almost too big but I guess that is expected from a Ninkasi brew. Acceptable in,an ESB.
M: really heavy almost chewey. Smooth with a bit of carb. Very good.
O: impressed, the hops are a bit heavy handed but you know Ninkasi will do what Ninkasi will do. All in all it is a pretty good ESB. I want to pick up a six pack now.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 05:18:00 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
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 54 ratings.