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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9349) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7563) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours light amber with a foamy off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. It’s pretty flavorful since it is a second running of a good barleywine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light malt and light caramel aroma. Citrus and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Citrus and light malt linger with light caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6692) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draught. Pours a hazy liht brown color with a small white head on it. Nose is bready with just a little bit of caramel in there. Taste is actually a bit earthy, to the point that it almost feels dirty. Doesn’t sit well on the palate. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Amber,small beige head. Lightly sweet nose.Palate of malt & brown sugar with a medium hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Fake pint on tap at Beer Revolution. Listed as Ninkasi Small Beer at 5.3%. Not sure how you get a small beer to get to be 5.3%, but whatever. Fairly faint aroma with a light, grassy, spicy hop nose. Light caramel malt sweetness present. Transparent orange-amber body with a small, off-yellow head. Starts a bit sweet and somewhat malty with caramel flavors. Becomes a little metallic, spicy, and grassy. Mild hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (2360) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
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. Enjoyable.


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