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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: Reidrover on 12-29-2012)
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Reviews by sam_bliss:
Photo of sam_bliss
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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

sam_bliss, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Lazaro, Mar 01, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

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dertyd, Jan 05, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is nice. Pours a clear dark copper with an off white head that hangs around for a few minutes and produces some nice lacing. Smell is overwhelmingly malty, although I was just cooking and had residual spices smell all over my hands, so maybe there was more. Flavor is a bit watery on the front end, the bready malts come through in the middle, and there is a subtle hops bitterness on the finish. The flavor is good but could be more aggressive. Medium bodied but meaty enough to enjoy. Overall a good beer and worth another try. Ninkasi is amazing and rarely disappoints.

Kevin73, Jan 24, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin head on a clear, copper colored body.
The aroma is grainy and honey, but quite bold for a lager.
The taste has a building bitterness that is balanced with a mild sweetness. The finish is a dry bitterness and a little bready.
Low carbonation and medium body.
A really enjoyable beer and quite drinkable.

Fatehunter, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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MAUEX_MFA, Aug 28, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber with an off white three fingers of head. Actually lost a small amount from head overflow. Rings of lacing.
Smell is slightly floral and dank.
Taste is slight malt sweetness with a big resinous hop hit that flows like a wave of tasty bitterness over the tongue. Very much an English ESB with a Northwest hoppy punch added.
Mouthfeel is medium or a bit more. Carbonation was fine.
Overall am glad to find a local ESB I can find at the local market. I hope it is not just a short term special or seasonal. And yes I do miss the Deschutes ESB also. I guess I wasn't drinking enough of it!

Spikester, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

hannaho, Mar 07, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz picked up tonight at Brewer's Haven on the way home from work.. Poured into my HotD goblet... clear dark copper brew with a sorta yellowish head... only a couple spots of lacing.. okay.

Nose is toasty with some grassy hoppiness... a bit of something that I associate with fruity esters, but are hard to discern.

A bit bitter for the style but okay given the PNW origin.. hop flavors show fairly strong grassy notes... toasty malts and some fermented out caramel..

Body is light with light/medium carbonation.. seems appropriate.

very drinkable.. nicely done.. but anybody hoping for a Continental ESB will bitch and be disappointed.. A well made beer with a nod to England with a firm hand in Cascadia.

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JohnGalt1, Jan 31, 2013
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allstar255, Nov 26, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This one's a looker - beautiful crystal clear deep amber/umber topped with a creamy tan billowy head.
S: Yeast up front with a some smooth malt chaser. Some funky wet wood scent and sweet burnt sugars.
T: Sweet caramel malts followed by yeasts reminiscent of English brews, like wet damp wood, like a wet forest. End notes of pity bitters that compound as you sip.
M: Nice level of carbonation and medium viscosity.
O: Overall it's a ESB that sings true to the style, enjoyable bitters and smooth malts. Not my personal favourite and I don't enjoy the British yeastiness as much and I enjoy the West Coast style, but a good representation of an ESB overall.

FondueVoodoo, Feb 14, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber colored ale with a tall and tan colored head.

Mild smelling, herbal hops and mild malt aromas. Some burnt sugar and caramel in the aroma.

Starts out mildly malty and assertively bitter. On the dry side with an agreeable herbal bitterness. Little bit of caramel and butter with a slight leather taste to it. Hard water mineral flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an agreeable and tasty bitter. A mild beer that I could drink all day.

Zorro, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Birdlegs, Feb 06, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle bought from "Habits" cig store in Salem. $3.99 Deep ,clear amber coloured beer with a lovely creme coloured head. Light spicy hop and caramel in aroma Very smooth like it says..caramel and fruity lightly resiny hop, definatly earthy and a little tobacco. Nice Palate is fine but honestly could use a bit more carbonation An OK ESB..leaning well on the trad English Premium Bitter side

Reidrover, Dec 29, 2012
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BESTIALEX, Apr 04, 2013
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear dark bronze in color. Big sudsy tan white head, persist for minute or so. Aromas are sweet and malty, comparable to bread. Flavor has a slight roasted quality. Big hop punch at the end. Very clean hop taste, sounds strange but it made my mouth feel clean for some reason. Some subtle sweetness is there also. Very good beer, enjoyed alot.

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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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