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Newport Storm - Ursula (Cyclone Series) - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Being located in the heart of Newport, RI where natural resources are abundant- to say the least- Storm's goal was to create a great beer that paired perfectly with one of the most common resources they have nearby- seafood! The use of champagne yeast gave Ursula that dry, ‘white wine’ feel that goes wonderfully with any kind of fish!

A long 5-week lager fermentation, dry hopping and secondary fermentation with the champagne yeast made this brew process a little more complicated than some other Storm brews, but was well worth the wait!

(Beer added by: sulldaddy on 07-24-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-02-2012 23:17:00 | More by Gatch
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

08-19-2014 18:05:30 | More by GameOfBeers
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Hazed amber, bubbly lacing sticks to the glass. Lager aroma with a hint of oddity from the champange yeast, pleasing yet odd; lemon pith, chalky, white chocolate. Smooth and crisp, medium body and slightly slick. Grassy maltiness, peppery alcohol, nutty yeast, lemon zest, ample hop bitterness and flavor. A bit raw but finishes somewhat clean with a drying grainy finish.

Very reminiscent of a Kellerbier, with each sip this brew grew on me. Extreme beer in hiding ... all it took was the secondary fermentation with champagne yeast to make this beer not just lively but really something different and exceptional at the same time. Bring this one back.

05-04-2013 03:51:12 | More by Jason
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talahrama

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-14-2013 04:02:16 | More by talahrama
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Rts

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-10-2012 00:17:13 | More by Rts
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a while.

10-07-2012 22:09:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-10-2013 09:32:53 | More by MistahBeah
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JLYNCH


4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

Oysters/Littlenecks with Newport Storm's Cyclone Ursula is what dreams are made of!! A perfect balance of malt and hops. Nice tight bubble structure like you find in champagne. I enjoyed fresh straight out of the water Rhode Island oysters recently and washed everyone of them down with a sip of Ursula that was bottled that week. It does not get any more local or fresher than that. Get it while it last. I will surely miss this beer when it is gone. Drink local beer because local beer is fresh!

08-02-2012 12:31:23 | More by JLYNCH
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. Received from Taylor of the brewery. Thanks!
The beer pours a very clear copper hue with some minimal eggshell white head foaming up and fading away quickly to nothing even with several glistening streams of carbonation rising to the surface of my glass.
Aroma is caramel and toasted malt. There is a bit of grainyness and then some spicy hops mixed in to boot.
First sip reveals a light and clean body with fine fizzy carbonation that tickles my palate as I drink the brew.
Flavor is toasted malt and some caramel. This rolls to a bit of a spicy hop kick and finishes very dry and leaves a slight bitterness on my palate.
The beer is extremely easy to drink, has no flaws and will be perfect for warm summer days, but could sneak up on you with the ABV. Enjoy this treat out of RI while you can.

07-24-2012 04:08:10 | More by sulldaddy
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oldedog

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

04-10-2014 03:47:53 | More by oldedog
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The notched best by date failed to notch, so no idea of the freshness.

A: Great clarity. Orange with tinges of broen. One inch head settles into nothing shortly. Spotty lacing.

S: Scents of caramel, toffee, and bread crust. Slight graininess. Fruity scents of grape and berry.

T: Bread, caramel, woody. Brown cocoa powder and dried fig. Nutty, bready yeast. Grape skin. Hop bitterness balances, but there is no real hop flavor. Maybe a slight grassy taste. Dry woody and crusty finish.

M: Medium bodied and a little robust. Filling and firm. Slight biting carbonation. Smooth.

O: Newport tries to make things interesting with Champagne yeast. Not a bad beer, but there's not enough here to set it apart. Newport struggles to compete in our market as it is, and I don't see this beer making a breakthrough. Kudos on the re-branding though, the labels look sharp.

12-07-2012 02:18:14 | More by ryan1788a5
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-13-2013 19:40:27 | More by Gregwa
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

12oz. bottle served in a pilsener glass. Freshest before November notched on the label. Pours a translucent copper with a loose, quarter inch, cream-colored head that eventually dissipates entirely - no lacing on this one. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution off the pour. Interesting nose - light fruity esters at the start - not sure if it is melon or citrus, followed by light, toasted malts and a slight earthiness towards the back. Taste follows nose; however, the malt character is a bit more pronounced in the flavor profile than in the nose. There's also a light, earthy bitterness that gradually dissipates between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light), with a carbonation that is crisp and falls just short of lively. The texture is not quite oily, but there's definitely a slight consistency. Overall, a decent brew - simple, with a few subtle nuances. Well worth trying if the opportunity presents. I'd like to try this on-draft before it disappears.

08-08-2012 22:53:41 | More by Jwale73
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Ursula pours pumpkin orange with a "warm glowing warming glow" (to steal a line from Homer Simpson). It's far from clear but still looks great. The few suds that do surface collect along the rim of the glass and resemble broken down pieces of bone. Wherever they stick they don't do so for long. Gravity makes short work of any lacing.

Dry-hoping with Saaz leads to a predictably pungent, dry grassiness and hints of fruit rind. Candied lemon peel comes to life with swirling as does a pinch of pumpkin pie-like spicing. The malt base has a sweetness that, while fairly understated, induces caramelization. The earthy bitterness of the hops, however, is far more pronounced.

Vienna malt is rich. It's the grain equivalent of a Versace suit or a Chanel purse - it stands out. Unless you're entirely new to beer tasting it shouldn't be hard to appreciate the malt's rich, nutty flavour and chewy, thick texture. Ursula uses Vienna in addition to pale malt and the result is a fuller mouthfeel that holds up to the extra notch of alcohol.

The use of champagne yeast may be important as far as the brewer was concerned, but it doesn't have much significance for the people drinking it. Sure, the finish is dry but I'd just assume chalk it up the generous hopping and the appreciably mineral-y water. Besides, it's not so dry that remnants of grass clippings and flower petals can't be appreciated for some time.

Ursula is a nice addition to Newport Storm’s Cyclone Series of limited release beers. Like most of the others it is familiar but still full of surprises. Although officially listed as a "pale lager", this recipe is far more imaginative and interesting than most brands sold under that guise. It drinks like a Biere du Garde/Marzen hybrid and is a beer well worth brewing again.

11-11-2012 16:08:00 | More by biegaman
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jimbodude5

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-03-2013 01:29:42 | More by jimbodude5
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-21-2013 13:36:25 | More by Celtics76
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John_Scr

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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10-15-2013 22:15:40 | More by BrandonOakes
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Newport Storm - Ursula (Cyclone Series) from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.