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Ninkasi Nuptiale Cream Ale

Formerly brewed at Ninkasi Brewing Company
Style: Cream Ale
Eugene, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
R&D Series. Inspired by human rituals of love, Nuptiale was first brewed in celebration of a Ninkasi wedding. This beer is a straw-hued cream ale with a rich, creamy mouthfeel and smooth drinkability. A lighter-bodied Ninkasi offering, it is for celebrating the loves in our life and our love of life.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Smells wheaty, kinda Belgian like. Gold, white head. Soft taste, spicy finish, slightly malty, very sessionable. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2011
22 oz. from Chuckís. Rather average ale from Ninkasi. Incredibly enough, this one isnít hopped to within in an inch of its life like the rest of their beers. Tastes more like a soda than a beer which, coming from a beer lover who was recently married, is something to consider when choosing the reception beer. Straw-colored, uber-fizzy and more sweet than anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Sampled on 10/1/2011. This cream ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22 oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, cereal and sweet. A medium bodied cream ale. The malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of caramel. The hops are herbal and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. None of the off flavors that are all too common in a cream ale. Very easy drinking beer. Clean tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Hazy gold with a healthy head. Creamy-smooth and easy-drinking texture. Slightly sticky, soda-like sweetness from start to finish. Mild hop bitterness. Delicate herbal aromas. Slight hint of lactic-like sourness gives it depth. Finishes with faint notes of honey and vanilla. Very pleasant beer; just a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
This is beer folks! It has all those really satisfying aspects that you love when your sitting down with friends or family. Basically what I am saying is this is a good time beer. Very flavorful and a little more hop kick than other cream ales but is Ninkasiís style after all. Itís a hop head brewery. I got this in a 4-pack and I may have to buy another one just to get this one again. Light and delicious. This is great. Malt , aroma, hops itís all there. If you have a chance to try it, grab it. Nice alternative to a tasty German Hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours semi cloudy orange with a 1 finger soapy head that doesnít seem to want to stick around. Aroma is generic beer, a little pepper, and floral. The taste is again generic beer, only without that nice pepper that the aroma had. Body is light to almost medium, carbonation is somewhat high. Pretty boring, I was hoping that Ninkasi was gonna do something interesting here, but it is as basic as you can get.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bomber. 5.7 % ABV. Pours hazy yellow-orange with a small white collapsing head that fades into a big-bubbly ring. Aroma is bready malts with a hint of peach. Taste is mostly sweet with a hint of bitter dryness in the finish; a bit grainy. Not as bitter as most Ninkasi beers, but it has that character that all of their beers seem to have--itís just not as in your face. Thin body with medium carbonation. Pretty good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(22oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma of some fruit, orange, hay and a bit of spice. Taste is sweet with some citrus and light bitterness. Thin bodied with oily texture. Dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Pours lightly hazy gold with a thin beige head. Aroma of doughy yeast and malt, light floral hop. Taste is nice, bready and doughy again, light citrus rind bitterness. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (628) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Weak and little mouthfeel. A few delicate tones but generally little flavor

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