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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Reidrover on 12-29-2012

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3.47/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a clean, clear medium amber color with just a thin cap of tan head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was mostly sweet malts, with a bit of biscuit in there, and some floral, earthy hops. The taste was basically the same blend, nicely typical for an American take on the style, but hoppier than a British example.

The body was OK as well, medium, but with a bit of sharpness from the hops. Drinkability was good, it's on tap around town, so I'll probably have a few more. Overall, a nice beer, worth trying if you see it, probably not worth seeking out.

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3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
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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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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