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Ninkasi Little One

Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
R&D Series. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Delicious full flavor, well balanced hop, refreshing and light on the palate. good easy percentage for all day deliciousness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7620) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9231) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at Burger Saloon. Aroma is surprisingly bright grain, considering its basically sessioned after Critical Hit. Tons of flavor for an ESB. I like this better than Fullers, quality. Nice, light bitter on the back of the tongue. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2275) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3638) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (555) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (611) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1282) - 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.

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