McMenamins Nebraska Bitter

McMenamins Nebraska Bitter

Rated 3.040 by BeerPals
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Brewed by McMenamins Breweries

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Bitter

3.6% Alcohol by Volume

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This golden bitter uses fresh Cascade hops in modest amounts to create a more subtle hop flavor and bitterness than its big brother, Hammerhead. Nebraska Bitter was first brewed at the Fulton Pub & Brewery, located in Southwest Portland. This crisp and flavorful ale has become a standard attraction at McMenamin's taps everywhere. Malts: Pale Malt; 40L Crystal Malt Hops: Cascade

ID: 15153 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank35135
Overall Percentile25.3
Style Rank558 of 838
Style Percentile33.4
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.057
Weighted Score3.040
Standard Deviation0.685

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    An average unassuming bitter. Slightly fruity and herbal, with low aromatics and bitterness. Per the style not really a ton going on - does little to stand out.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    What is so special about Nebraska that an Oregonian brewer would name a beer after it. It's not even that good of a beer (not that Nebraska is that good of a state). I expect my bitters to be a reddish colour, clear, with some sweet butterscoth tones and citrusy notes. This is clear yellow, weak malt and decent hops. Not what a bitter should be.

  • FLASHPRO 1170 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not much aroma but everything else was pretty good. Nice gold color and well balanced malted hop flavor. A little bit of white lacing. Crisp and clean, an easy drinking beer.

  • FOGHORN65 196 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I drank three of these in Tigard, Oregon where they were as fresh as could be and they are awesome. The brew pub was called John Barleycorns. Absolute class act.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Medium orange color. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied bitter. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Very mild flavors, more sweet than bitter, but still a decent drinkable bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 2.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 4

    clear, golden, more sour than bitter, this wasn’t too good. Had it at McMenamin’s Kennedy School

  • REIDROVER 725 reviews
    rated 2.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Served at Thompsons Brewpub,Salem Gold in clour, looks more like a golden ale than a trad. bitter. Very lackluster aroma, some hops maybe. Not a very exciting taste, some malt sweetness to begin then the cascade hops show through in the end. Rather easy to drink but sort of boring.

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