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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.14%
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:
No notes at this time.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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