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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed and dedicated to the believers of Ninkasi. Rich dark malt complexity is balanced by a plentiful hop presence bringing together perfection in every sip. Who knew believing had so many rewards.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29070) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of straw, and so is the flavor though also added a strong note of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (864) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Hmmm, normally I love these big red brews but this one seemed to be lacking something but then again I’m comparing against Lagunitas’ and Alesmith’s imp red which I loved both. Still solid though and well balanced. Glad I tried it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany-hued body with a thin ring of white bubbles up top. Smell: Toasted grains and caramel with a distant, though distinct spicy hoppiness. Taste: Grainy, caramel maltiness with a light amount of sweetness. Even some roast in there too. Spicy, woody hop character with a medium-high bitterness. Hint of lemon zest. Dry, grainy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Adequate and drinkable, I’ll give it at least that much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 old rating: 7/5/7/4/16 - 3.9 pour is a semi-hazy maroon, with a small tan head, and very good lacing. smell of spice, some cocoa, caramel, some brown sugar, malt, and roasted nuts. taste is smooth and creamy, caramel, some spice, hoppy, a little brown sugar, some bitter-sweet chocolate, and a touch of nuts, ends refreshing, nicely bitter, with a touch of citrus. overall a well rounded strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2322) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Darker amber color. Aroma is malt dominated with notes of sweet caramel and crystal malt. Grapefruit and citrus there as well. Medium to full body, fairly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours to an opaque red/brown color. Not much head. Caramely, roasty aroma. Taste is fantastic. Lots of hops in the aftertaste, some sweetness. Need to re-rate to get more exact info. Regardless, it was the best red I’d had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
22oz bottle. Nice beer, a bit hoppier than I was expecting, but it’s nice. Nice reddish brown color. Quite resiny.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Draft at Baily’s/ Clear with a vibrant red color. light malt flavors backed b a nice hop body. Nice on the palate and smooth. reccomended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2008
draft @ uber - clear and dark amber with slight off-white head; light flavors or caramel and malt; rich flavors and texture; drinks smooth with a nice hop kick; very nice

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark red beer, almost brown. Great rich aroma. Smokey dark malt flavour. Very nice.


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