Renewale - 2010 | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Seasonal - 2010 version is an ESB.

Added by beertunes on 03-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of woemad
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on-tap at Hill's in Spokane for $3 happy hour price. From notes.

Poured a mahogany-ish shade, with a decent, light tan head. Moderate amount of lace.

Bready malts and piney hops are the stars of the aroma. Unlike other west coast ESBs I've tried, the hops are a little more subordinate to the malts, but there's still a more noticeable hop scent than, say a Fullers ESB.

In the taste, the hops are a little bolder, though, like in the smell, the malts still reign supreme. There's a moderate dryness at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a slightly slick mouthfeel.

A very tasty beer. Quite drinkable. I don't know what the abv of this is, but I could easily have several. I've yet to have a bad beer from Ninkasi. I may be a Husky fan, but these guys are beginning to make me look favorably on Eugene.

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Photo of beertunes
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a pretty medium brown with just under an inch of light khaki colored head that good retention and lacing.

The aroma is fairly representative of the style, nice biscuity malt, a hint of roast, a whisp of hops in the background. The flavors followed that path very well, with everything a little sharper and more focused. The was a light, lindering hop tang on the finish.

The body was typical, medium, smooth and well-rounded, and showed why this style is favorite of mine when several beers. Drinkability was very good, having a nice session with these would be an easy joy. Overall, a pretty good beer, well worth your time.

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Renewale - 2010 from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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