Danyel (1395) - Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Smells wheaty, kinda Belgian like. Gold, white head. Soft taste, spicy finish, slightly malty, very sessionable. Very nice.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. from Chuck’s. Rather average ale from Ninkasi. Incredibly enough, this one isn’t hopped to within in an inch of its life like the rest of their beers. Tastes more like a soda than a beer which, coming from a beer lover who was recently married, is something to consider when choosing the reception beer. Straw-colored, uber-fizzy and more sweet than anything else.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 10/1/2011. This cream ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22 oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, cereal and sweet. A medium bodied cream ale. The malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of caramel. The hops are herbal and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. None of the off flavors that are all too common in a cream ale. Very easy drinking beer. Clean tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Aubrey (3490) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold with a healthy head. Creamy-smooth and easy-drinking texture. Slightly sticky, soda-like sweetness from start to finish. Mild hop bitterness. Delicate herbal aromas. Slight hint of lactic-like sourness gives it depth. Finishes with faint notes of honey and vanilla. Very pleasant beer; just a little too sweet for me.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is beer folks! It has all those really satisfying aspects that you love when your sitting down with friends or family. Basically what I am saying is this is a good time beer. Very flavorful and a little more hop kick than other cream ales but is Ninkasi’s style after all. It’s a hop head brewery. I got this in a 4-pack and I may have to buy another one just to get this one again. Light and delicious. This is great. Malt , aroma, hops it’s all there. If you have a chance to try it, grab it. Nice alternative to a tasty German Hefe.
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours semi cloudy orange with a 1 finger soapy head that doesn’t seem to want to stick around. Aroma is generic beer, a little pepper, and floral. The taste is again generic beer, only without that nice pepper that the aroma had. Body is light to almost medium, carbonation is somewhat high. Pretty boring, I was hoping that Ninkasi was gonna do something interesting here, but it is as basic as you can get.
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. 5.7 % ABV. Pours hazy yellow-orange with a small white collapsing head that fades into a big-bubbly ring. Aroma is bready malts with a hint of peach. Taste is mostly sweet with a hint of bitter dryness in the finish; a bit grainy. Not as bitter as most Ninkasi beers, but it has that character that all of their beers seem to have--it’s just not as in your face. Thin body with medium carbonation. Pretty good for the style.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma of some fruit, orange, hay and a bit of spice. Taste is sweet with some citrus and light bitterness. Thin bodied with oily texture. Dry finish. Not bad.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours lightly hazy gold with a thin beige head. Aroma of doughy yeast and malt, light floral hop. Taste is nice, bready and doughy again, light citrus rind bitterness. Very easy to drink.
Syzzer (623) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak and little mouthfeel. A few delicate tones but generally little flavor