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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Radiant Summer Ale is, "Crisp and flavorful, Radiant Summer Ale is a clean finishing summer offering in the Ninkasi tradition. The smooth malt character is balanced by a clean noble hop presence, the perfect compliment to a glorious summer day! 6% alc./vol. 40 ibus." Itís dry-hopped with Liberty hops. Itís more bitter rather than floral and has a crisp, clean finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo: Created a thick pillow of foamed head while the liquid was a dense golden honey color. The nose is decked with grassy hops and grains and smells like an authentic Kolsch style beer true to summer seasonal beers. The flavor has a wheat and oat taste that threw me off from what the nose lead me to believe. This is a heavier beer than I would of imagined from just reading the bottle and that adds another decent beer to Ninkasiís line up.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Not my favorite Ninkasi. Hops has more of an astringent/bitter taste than lemony/floral.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at Vino Rosso. Clear amber with a creamy head. Aromas of citrus, earthy leaf, toffee and resin. Flavor is tea leaf, citrus, caramel and toasted pecan. Light-medium body is tingly and dry. Nice summer sessioner. Actually it would be a nice one in any season.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
(22oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours a hazy apricot with a white head that leaves some thin, sticky lacing. Average carbonation. Aroma has orange, caramel, grassy, and biscuity notes. Taste is sweet and malty along with some sharp bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture and astringent bitter finish. Pretty nice beer, but a bit hoppier than most APAs. Drinks more like an IPA, which isnít a bad thing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Tap @ Topís. Clear light gold pour with a brief, short white head leaving minimal lace. Light malt nose. Medium body and light, fine carbonation giving a heavier mouth feel than I would normally look for in a summer ale. Toast, light pine hops, almonds and a subtle chemical taste that I canít quite nail down. Short, bitter finish. Sorry Ninkasi, this one says autumn ale to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4686) - Utah, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, herbal and spices
Taste: Malty, grassy, grainy, herbal and spices
Not bad, different.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Light golden, hazy, medium white head. Aroma is grainy and grassy, faintly of dried flowers. Lightly biscuity pale malt structure, grassy bitter hops, hint of metal. I would swear this is a pilsener, and a decent one at that!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Not bad at all. It was actually good enough that it made me want to take my time drinking and enjoy it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1478) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle: Clear copper color with an off-white head and sticky lacing. Aroma of celery, malts, and green fields. The flavors make a fair attempt at being well balanced with a bit of an hairspray aftertaste. Thin body with a fairly bitter aftertaste. Ok, but not radiant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Light amber color with a small white head. Lemon and straw aromas. Semi sweet and malty up front with some caramel hints. Finish is bitter with a lemon, floral hop character. Sticky texture with average carbonation. Hoppier than most Summer seasonals. Solid.


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