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Little One | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by clearlydiluted on 12-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured one finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is dry grain and pleasant floral smell.
The taste is mildly bitter with a moderate sweetness to follow, pear and caramel.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Apex in Portland, OR.

appearance - amber/brown, opaque, low head/retention

smell - malts/bread

taste - spicey hops, malt flavor, bready, some bitter notes

mouthfeel - light body, medium carbonation

overall - something different from Ninkasi

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Horse Brass in Portland, OR. This is a Small Beer made from Critical Hit leftovers.

Thin sudsy, offwhite head, deep brown body. Nice lace.

Faint fruit, berries on the nose?

Light, hop-cola body, spicy finish with hops. Cola flavor barley at the front. Light bodied but by no means weak.

A bit watery in the mouthfeel department... not helping.

Interesting-- the first Small Beer I've tried, and I haven't tried Critical Hit, so not sure what to think.

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Photo of clearlydiluted
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - red-brown with light head.

s - biscuit malts with slight caramel notes.

t - mild herbal + spicy hops, light caramel flavor paired with a little biscuit maltiness, dry tannic finish

m - light body with minimal carbonation.

I'd say that the beer is a valiant effort at a second runnings beer. I'd like to to be a little more assertive @ 5.7%, especially in the malt department—it drinks more like a smaller bitter. Also, it has a weird tannic finish that I can only assume is from sparging a wee bit too much that combined with the light body makes it rather harsh in the finish.

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Photo of harrymel
2.03/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tap at jones radiator

This beer is amber with excellent clarity and when I smell it, I smell esters. There are sweet malt notes and banana hits interwoven with a sweet alcohol base. It tastes sweet and soapy. There's minimal bitterness and I wouldn't call this an ESB. It is a second rubbings beer and doesn't classify well IMO. As mentioned, the malts seem to have undergone too much sparring and over extraction attempts ended in a dry and disappointing profile. Glad this is a one time.

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Little One from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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