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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

Renewale - 2013 Extra Special BitterRenewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter

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83
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.14%


Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 12-29-2012)
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Reviews by sam_bliss:
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sam_bliss

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into Ninkasi pint glass

Three full fingers of head form atop this crystal-clear rust-brown extra special ale. I can smell the fresh hops even before my nose approaches the glass. Upon close-range sniffing, pineapple esters waft effortlessly into the nostrils. Caramel malt gives way to tropical fruit as the beer works its way through the mouth. Earthiness grounds the sweet flavors into a smooth, well-balanced taste. Foam deposited by the head laces the sides of the glassware and all is good with the world.

This is a good, fruity ESB. The mouthfeel is of medium body and fine bubbles. The aftertaste is tingly and slightly tart. Citrus is not evident until the very end. The hops are tasty but not overpowering of the yeast. Yum

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 04:02:41 | More by sam_bliss
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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).

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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.