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Ninkasi Lady of Avalon



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ninkasi used all German malt from Weyermann (pils, Munich, Caramunich and Dehusked Carafe) to concoct this Prussion-style brew. Two early additions of U.S. Hallertau hops provide a spicy balance. This beer was lagered for two months before being centrifuged, and then lagered another two months for a clean, crisp tasting experience at the festival.(Color: Brown)

Ninkasi’s Prismatic Lager Series for Fall of 2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4740) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at The Pine Box, served through a randall with cascade hops, wicked. Darkest red brown with tan head. Very still, tobacco sweet, black tea. Sweet iced tea. Very vegetal, alright, nice change-up. Dry hopping on the base sweet, dark smoky lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at Bier 30. Pours a dark mocha color with a medium white head. A nice nose of light roast and floral hops. The flavor is coca-cola like with some light caramel and roast, sweet fruity hops. Easy and tasty. A dark Pilsner?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draught. Dark brown white headed beer. Much lacing. Balanced flavour between malt and hop. A bit of sweetness in the body. Some syrup in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2012
For a lager I really liked this, plus what a wonderful name. Light malty body with a dark complexion, bitter with slight spicy hop profile, good yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Tap @ OBF 2012. A brown pilsner, and the only pilsner I tried that at OBF 2012 that didn’t have that nasty phelonic flavor. Just a smooth roasty beer flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours towards cola color! Aroma suggests fruit and malt. Med body. Flavor is lightly darkish malt (whatever that means) with a fair amount of noble hop. Lightly spicy hop. It’s not an over the top beer, but it’s extremely flavorful. It just hurts my mind to think this is "International-Style Pilsener". I’d like to think it’s a tasty ale. Brown color? Apparently intentional. Brown is the description in the OBF guide book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2006
On tap at Concordia ale house. Pours a dark brown with a toasty malt and lightly hopped nose. The malts up front were really nice, good toasted/lightly roasty taste. Very balanced and smooth beer.

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