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Ninkasi Little One
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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In the age old tradition of brewing Barley Wines, we brew two big mashes and take only the first runnings to make Critical Hit. We then sparge the grains to make a second beer (historically referred to as a Small Beer) to create the Little One. This beer is a drinkable 5.7% alcohol that has much of the rich malt flavor of its bigger relative but not the bite. Little One is mildly bittered with 100% German Haulertauer hops and is also dry hopped to maximize the lovely aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Darby's. copper body and great, dense white cap. Good lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt and fruit. Taste is resinous caramel malt with a gentle hop bite. Creamy smooth feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (536) - - APR 13, 2013
On tap @Moon Under Water. Ruddy amber with tan head. Lightly toasted malt aroma -- caramel and biscuit. Dryly sweet and creamy smooth, but a little too subtle for my tastes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Amber,small beige head. Lightly sweet nose.Palate of malt & brown sugar with a medium hop finish

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (1989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
On tap. Pours a red/ amber with light head. Aromas of toasted malts and maybe a hint of brown sugar. Flavours of malts and bitter resin. The dregs of a barley wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a fairly clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of medium dark fruits, citrus hops, and some perfume. Flavour is dry and fruity, with some citrus fruits, a metallic tinge, and a very dry hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel with not really any barley wine qualities given that this is billed as a mini barley wine. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap at ECT. Cloudy brown-gold pour with a brief white head leaving no lace. Nose is caramel corn and roasted malt. Meduum-light body with moderate, sharp carbonation. Fruit pits, biscuit, resin and caramel. Fairly dry, with some astringency, which is to be expected. Still has the Ninkasi house flavor, but I did enjoy this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Hazy amber color with tan head. Spicy caramel, floral, pit fruit aromas. medium body. Same spicy caramel, pit fruit sweet flavors with some floral hoppage--almost good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
Draft at special brews. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose tan head. Beautiful malty caramel nose. Creamy medium body with light carb. Lots of malty residual caramel on the mid palate with a sweet malty finish. Quite dimensional and forward for a second runnings beer.


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