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Ninkasi ReNEWAle 2013 Extra Special Bitter

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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ReNEWale Extra Special Bitter has smooth caramel malt notes up front and fruity esters contributed by the yeast. Kent Goldings and Northern Brewer Hops add a deep earthy and grassy hop flavor and aroma. Extra special! Extra balanced! Extra tasty!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours hazy copper/amber with yellow tinged creamy head. Aroma of earthy hop and sweet caramel. Med body. Flavor is fruity, followed by grassy, ending with residual earthiness. The hop is sufficiently intense to make the malt relatively unnoticeable. It’s hoppier than many IPAs. Very nice. Some roasty malt does come out after taste bud fatigue sets in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Tawny tea-coloured amber with an off-white head. Caramel and citrus hop aroma. Similar flavours on the palate with a lightly earthy quality. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head and a bready malt aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with an earthy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, a bit dark, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Very soft bready and biscuity notes on the nose.   Soft breadiness up front, pale biscuit, not too strong, a little mealy, slightly nutty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Flat finish, a little bready, nutty, mealy, and biscuity.   Doesn’t have as much umph as it did when it started.   Even then, the umph wasn’t that big.   Seems like a lighter example of an ESB.   I also expected it to be a bit more crisp, which it was not.   Tiz okay tho, clean at least.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Draft at sb. Lightly hazy dark amber with bright caramel edges. Dense and creamy light tan head. Mild sweet caramel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tangy sweet caramel and plum mid palate. Mild sweet malty fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle... Poured copper, amber/orange with a lacy, eggy, off-white head. This was nice. Easy quaffable ESB. some citrus and earthy hops spice, but dominant biscuity malt tones. Bready, easy mouthfeel. Some residual sweetness too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
sparkling amber,nice lasting beige head.Light malt nose.Pleasant light malt fore & mid.Medium hops in finish with dirty line notes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap. Hazy amber with a tan top. Scent is sweet malts, caramel, earthy and a hint of pine. Taste is caramel, fruit and bread.


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