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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (672) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Pours a deep red with off white head. Hop, caramel malt and toffee aromas. Hop, malt and caramel flavors. Medium full body and bitter finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at Barcade - Erica, Stiffler, Kayla, Marc. Sat 7/5/2014. Dark dark red/brown, light coffee colored head, one finger. Smells a little roasty and grainy. Tastes ok - gritty, toasted malt, a bit creamy in texture... Short-legged aftertaste which is nice. (Points for sessionability.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
One2remeber (143) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Heavy malts, caramel nose. More on the side of a strong amber ale than a hoppy red. Hops are floral yet subtle. Strong malt presence with a distinctive maple syrup type taste of burnt caramel. Not my favorite interoperation of a the Double Red Ale style but solid brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5220) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft at alewife. Pours a murky reddish brown with thick off white lacing. Aroma is faint fruity malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of malt, dark fruit, grain and a light dry hop character in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (189) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a deep reddish amber with off white head. Aroma is caramel, dark sweet malt, raisin, prune, hop. Taste is dominated by sweet deep malt but finish is a refreshing hop bite. Med to full mouthfeel, avg carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1654) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared at May Ale Alpharetta. Meld of fruitiness, resin hops, sweet maltiness with light toast. Very easy to drink with lots of flavor. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (242) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
MMMMMMMmmmmmmm, reddish amber rambler out the gate! Doffs it’s tiny cream coloured cap to you, "G’day Sir, fancy a guzzle?". Aye, you will do, you will do. Spiced, bread and citrus nostril action and tasting of big caramel, nut and roast malts, pine and citrus acidity. Definitely some business you can feel weighing in your mouth on this fellow. I may not be a true believer but I totally see it’s point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Semi clear dark dark amber under a thin foamy lacy light tan head.Boozy and bitter aroma with some hoppy resin notes, raisin, nutty caramel, and dark amber sweet malts. The flavor is a little earthy and dry boozy with some candi sugar and leafy hop tones, with a little caramel aftertaste. Not bad just a little hot and earthy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (467) - - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from friends in Oregon. Caramel malt aroma with some hop and piney resin notes. Pours red-amber with a thin off-white head and decent lacing. Starts with some caramel malt flavors followed almost immediately by hops and resin notes. Finishes quite dry with the hop bitterness and pine resin flavors lingering on the palate. Interestingly good red ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14298) - 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 (3466) - 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.


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