Lady Of Avalon | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Lady Of AvalonLady Of Avalon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Matthew on 01-13-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly dark brown-ruby color with a finger of frothy off white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted malts with hints of cocoa and coffee, a bit of vanilla and nuttiness, some earthy hops, and some lager esters.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark malts with some chocolate coming through and a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some earthy hops and a hint of black licorice. The finish is a mix of roasted dark malts, cocoa, coffee, earthy hops, a touch of vanilla, and some lager esters.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and astringent finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice smooth dark lager with good over balance and complexity.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark brown with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Not bad, but not exactly "schwarz".

Smell: rich malty flavor with lots of caramelly, toasty and nutty character. I like it.

Taste: flavor starts off with the toasty malt, and then is rounded out by chocolate and dark fruity elements. Bitterness is very low. There's a nice complexity here and it is smooth and delightful.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of well-integrated carbonation and a nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: drinkable with a good, engaging complexity of flavor. I'd definitely have this again.

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear dark brown/light black color with about 1/2 inch of off-white head that had low retention and no lacing.

The aroma had a nice grain base and a crisp hop presence. The taste was similar, good, earthy malts accentuated by a bold dose of tangy hops.

The body was good, crisp, smooth and with a bit of a lingering hop bite. Drinkability was very good, you could easily have several of these tasty brews. Overall, a very nice take on the style. I don't know how often this brew makes away from the brewery, but you should try it if you ever see it.

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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany amber with a half finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light toasted malt, slightly nutty and earthy. Flavor follows aroma with light toasted malt, nuts and a very tame hop finish. Flavor is pleasant, but attenuated. Decent medium body. Somewhat subdued for a schwarzvbier, but Ninkasi is labeling this as a dark lager and it seems appropriate to the style they were making. Glad I tried it, but a bit light in flavor to rush back to.

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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into standard pint glass.

A: agressive sidepour gets no head and a sad little cap. very clear mahogany color. Quite attractive reddish brown nectar. Not much visible carbonation.

S: toasty at first followed by some astringent notes. Hops are ther but just for balance, not a big hit of them like I expect from everything Ninkasi does.

T: follows nose, lightly toasty, a little astringent, and balanced. So far so good. A little bit of alcohol burn on the way down. Surprising from a 5.00% brew.

M: lighter than it looks and crisp. not familliar with the style but its good.

O: I would say this is a hit, not sure how it compares to other munich dark lagers but who care it is tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Body is translucent dark reddish brown, with a white foamy head that dissipates quickly to a ring, leaving scant lacing on the glass.

Smells lightly roasted malt, nutty, and sweet. Not all that much going on there.

Foundation of a lager, but with some dark malt lending some light coffee and a little caramelized malt sweetness. I am also tasting some roasted walnuts. There is a little mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. Decent tasting, although not very complex.

Body is light and has low carbonation, producing a flatish mouthfeel.

A decent tasting black lager that is drinkable but not extraordinary.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a dark ruby brown color with a huge frothy off-white head that left spectacular thick glass coating lace

S- Big roasted coffee and lager fruitiness in the nose. Some vanilla like notes. Not very complex but the aroma is great

T- Lots of lager fruitiness, some nice roasted coffee notes, brown sugar, pretty watery on the finish though

M- Smooth, medium carbonation,medium body, finishes semi-dry

O- Really nice aroma and easy to drink lager. The flavor was a little watery though

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Lady Of Avalon from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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