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


on tap


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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20266) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Draught at St. Augustines, Vancouver
Hazy blond color with compact head. I used to remember useless Cream Ales; this one is dry, not smooth, with grainy and grassy and hay accented malt; medium to strong bitterness.
Simple but pleasant, and balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14972) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Tap at Dan & Louis Oyster Bar in Portland, OR. Pours gold with a cramy white head. Aroma seems light citrus. Near med body. Its bready and seems to have a light citrus bitterness. Clean, fairly light and refreshing. Does a bit of ring lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (10049) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours clear yellow with a thick off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a smooth pale malt flavor with subtle hop bitterness.Very refreshing and easy to drink with just enough flavor to make it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle:   Hazy straw, thin white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing.   Soft sweet grassy nose, a touch floral, but also a bit mealy.   Sweet mealy hay/grass on the tongue.   Not as floral as the nose suggested, but its at least clean.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering straw/hay.   Does feel a little creamy.   I gotta say, very smooth and very clean.   Other than feeling a little mealy, which I expected, this one is very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Notes of bread and corn on the nose. A touch of apple and fruity hop bitterness. Bright, golden with noticeable carbonation and a lightly frothy head. Corny, bready, a touch of apple, and corn nuts. Light to medium fruity hops - mostly earthy, but some light simcoe fruitiness too. Easy to drink, I like cream ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (6045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at The Pine Box, Seattle. Pale malty yellow, very smooth creamy lactic. Pale ale with lots of free malts. creamy, tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with a fairly thick off-white head on it. Nose has some corn, grass, and hay elements to it. Taste has a bit of a bite to it, actually, and is very reminiscent of a lager. Decently crisp and very smooth, its a nice summer seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4181) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draft at Cannery Row Brewing. Nose is grassy, floral, sweet, very light vanilla, and a bready note. Murky yellow orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, with a peppery note and a creamy moderately creamy body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3686) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
22 ounce bottle from a mixed 4 pack that was purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. The aroma is lightly grassy with some sweet, sugary cereal notes present. Smells like hair chemicals from a hair salon. Unfortunately, that is the style. Mildly hazy golden body with a nice, medium off-yellow head. Kind of grainy and cereal-like to start. Chewy with lots of malts. Becomes a little metallic in the middle. Finishes with very mild grassy hop bitterness. Very easy-drinking summer beer. Not a huge fan of the aroma on this, but the rest of the beer is really freaking solid.

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