Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ninkasi Brewing Company - Lux Review

Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing Company
Location: Eugene, OR
Beer: Lux
Style: German Style Helles Lager
Serving: Snifter Glass (12 oz.) 
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 20

Part of the Ninkasi Prismatic Series this beer was brewed once for this limited release.

A (3/3): Very clear, champagne colored beer with a small fluffy head that quickly dissolves into the beer.

S (8/12): While this beer is hopped with three varieties of German Hallertau hops there is not a tremendous amount of aroma coming from them.  This beer does however emits a nice grainy, cereal aroma.

T (16/20): The grain and cereal from the nose transition nicely onto the tongue.  Drinking also introduces a slight grassy flavor and the Bohemian Pilsner malt give more of a doughy character.  The beer kind of screams German stylistically,  I couldn't really tell you exactly what it is, but this beer has a very distinct German flavor.

M (4/5): A light bodied beer with slightly chalky texture and a medium amount of carbonation.  The glass finishes smooth with a pleasant dry finish.

O (7/10): Easy drinking, crisp and clean, this beer will be a real treat this summer or with a meal that you don't want your beer hogging the flavor spotlight while still giving you a great flavor.


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