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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (3076) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2017
A pretty deep red. Toasted malt with some light caramel, some faint citrus, and a rounded malt toned hop bitterness. I wish it was a bit rougher.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6545) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft at Flying Saucer. Super dark red and brooding. Well laced. Big drinker with some toasty malt. Thick and sticky with a distinct bitter finish. (#6526, 3/6/2017)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (2361) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12oz bottle from Beer Run. Aromas of red berries, earthy hops, dull citrus, caramel, bready. Clear red with a mostly lasting white head. Pretty dry, caramel, bready, fruity, spicy. Medium bodied, savory.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajnepple (5998) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Mollys Spirits, no freshness date. Clear, ruby, reddish appearance with a tan head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel malt, musty hops and a touch of dark fruits. Similar flavor, resinous, bitter and boozy, kind of unpleasant and possibly oxidized. Medium body with a thin, watery feel and an astringent finish. Pretty rough and hard to drink overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (488) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Mahogany with a thin beige red. Malty aroma with notes of roasted grains and plum. Flavors follow with big malt notes, dark grains and a moderately aggressive hop bite. Full bodied. Long bitter finish. Not wild about the trend to over hop red ales. While I can enjoy this one, I am definitely not a believer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1057) - SINGAPORE - JAN 9, 2017
6.9%ABV. double red ale. Poured out red brown. 22SRM. Nose is sweet and nutty. Light umami. Mouthfeel is beery. Palate is nutty, barley bread, hint of rye spice, lightly sour middle then a slide into a raw acorns, ash and wood. A slightly more hop finish than a red or amber ale. Overall pretty full flavored amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1906) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2016
On tap at Vons Seattle. A touch of spice, biscuit malt and some mild roasted flavours balance the fruity hop profile, quite a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2015
2" head.. took forever to die back... beautiful lacing.. the brew is a deep red caramel.. deep ruby when held to a lamp. earthy hoppiness is the main player in the nostrils.. some citric hops are drowned out by toasty malts.. caramel is there too.. but the toasted malts play 1st violin. flavor begins with an approachable bitterness.. not overdone.. caramel malts with nutty lite cocoa .. fruity/earthy hops.. some cherry??.. finish is sorta minerally/drying with a little caramel essence and grassy hoppiness. medium body and carbonation.. nothing too special in the mouthfeel.. pretty good amber ale... maybe verging a little too much on the dark side of things.. but still very drinkable and very fresh tasting... pretty unique.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5768) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Dark caramel and resin aromas. Thick with dark caramel and mild pit fruit upfront turning to marshmallow before the lasting bitter resin finish. Good, but I think this one is a little over-aged - would love to try fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (2097) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
With Z, a bomber on Halloween night, pours an amber ruby red color with no head. Nose s hoppy , slightly bitter.Taste is rather sweet and fruity, and malty. Ends on the same sweet tasting notes with a moderately long malty finish . Quaff Score 6 / 10


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