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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
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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Photo of Zorro
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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
Photo of JohnGalt1
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.

3.25/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.75

JohnGalt1, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

beertunes, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

twelveinches, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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
Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

shelby415, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

schopenhauerale, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kopfschuss, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

brotherloco, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

joemcgrath27, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of vkv822
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz : tulip

Pours a clear, coppery orange with a thick, craggy off white head and nice, spotty lacing.

Grassy, lightly floral hops, clean caramel, biscuit malt backing.

Biscuit and caramel malts upfront, followed quickly by grassy, floral hops. Quite nice.

Medium body, with average carbonation.

I really enjoyed this ESB. Easy drinking, but still a lot of flavor.

vkv822, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dertyd, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

sloelco, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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
Photo of Braz
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Braz, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

johnnyboy76, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +9%

powdersoldier, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dsshuck, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

neckbeered, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Birdlegs, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of LoganMc
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

LoganMc, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
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

kemoarps, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bh123, May 26, 2013
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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.