Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reidrover on 12-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
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0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.04/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Zorro
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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

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3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This one's a looker - beautiful crystal clear deep amber/umber topped with a creamy tan billowy head.
S: Yeast up front with a some smooth malt chaser. Some funky wet wood scent and sweet burnt sugars.
T: Sweet caramel malts followed by yeasts reminiscent of English brews, like wet damp wood, like a wet forest. End notes of pity bitters that compound as you sip.
M: Nice level of carbonation and medium viscosity.
O: Overall it's a ESB that sings true to the style, enjoyable bitters and smooth malts. Not my personal favourite and I don't enjoy the British yeastiness as much and I enjoy the West Coast style, but a good representation of an ESB overall.

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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Excellent bitter, on tap at Payette. Perfect hops bitterness. short and sharp/ Amber body with thin foamy head. Would fit right in at a British pub....

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3.7/5  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

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Renewale - 2013 Extra Special Bitter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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