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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Dark amber color with red-copper hue, clean, creamy head. Nice caramel aroma, a bit toasted and biscuity, and strong hopping. Round and smooth mouthfeel; powerful caramel flavor, skillfully supported by moderate sweetness and marked biscuit and toasted malt; strong bitterness, in balance, and loaded with resins and some fruits; very long final. The relatively contained alcohol content increases the drinkability.
Very well crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3753) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a smallish light tan head on there. Nose is slightly toasty and with some slight caramel notes to it, with a fair amount of grain coming through. Taste is slightly bitter, with some grassy and bread tones to it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimjack (2) - concord, California, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
Lingering light hoppiness on the tongue. Lot of flavor. Smooth. Good alcohol kick. A good beer. I would order it again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Purchased at Wallyís in Los Angeles, CA; enjoyed while walking the beach in Santa Monica on a gorgeous day. I didnít take tasting notes, but remember this going down very smooth with rich, sweet malty notes and a huge white head. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Moderately solid orange-brown color with heavy sediment, this hefty red has a sweet, gorgeous nose thatís a beautifully-balanced mix of yeast, hops, and sweet malts. In the mouth it offers a bitter, Belgian-style experience with a slightly gritty creaminess. The aroma is great, but in my opinion the flavor is seriously lacking. Itís also a little too yeasty, although subtly so.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2223) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 17, 2014
The appearance has a nice rich malty red looking body with a huge lumpy foamy white head that rises above the pint glass and once it dies after a good minute it sinks to a valley of lumpy white goodness. The smell is based around caramel malts with some bitterness but to me it seems like its just bitterness for the sake of bitterness. The taste has some dried caramel malty flavoring - to me this doesnít really show much in the taste. There is super dry caramel aftertaste that leads to a very dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body, and tries to show a sessionable quality that ends up in the end not being as sessionable as one might hope but still not exactly a sipper either. Overall, this is mostly a weird beer that Iím unsure if I can really grasp. For the most part, I think Iíd only have again if fresher or on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3528) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Jackson Hole WY. Pours a hazy amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of grassy hops and some nutty notes. Medium bodied, bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oregontarheel (43) - - JAN 17, 2014
IBU 60. 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bomber. Pours just the right muddy ruby hue, good semi-dense foam, lacing well. Aromas are on the lighter sweeter side, less sticky than the malt aromas I am used to with this style. Almost no hop bitterness in the nose either. Taste is pretty spot on for the style, solid tangy sticky caramel malts are decently balanced by strong bittering hops. Mouthfeel is perhaps just a touch more buttery than I would expect, and the finish is lighter and fruitier somehow (hops?) than I might want. Still, an excellent example of a red ale (kiss my ass American strong) and a worthwhile bomber.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (592) - Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from 22 oz bomber. Cloudy light brown in color. Initial bitter hoppish flavor. The malts are pretty good. Licorice notes then finish is bitter again. the head is an off white lacy, oily presence that sticks to side of glass. 6.6 BD; 6.75 Patrice


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