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style
RATINGS: 375   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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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is cola malt with some nutty cardboard leather.

The flavor is sweet nutty cola and caramel malt with a bit of a bitter alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, its not well balanced with overly sweet cola malt and an overly bitter finish that just doesnt all go together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2789) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pours a clear reddish coppery color with off-white head. Caramel malt, toast, dark fruit, and some light hay and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more malt and toast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (924) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
Mahogany brown pour, couple fingers of fluffy off-white head. Rich sweet malt aroma, caramel, slight toast. Dark fruit cherry and plum. Taste is again heavy on the sweet, slight bitter finish. Lots of rich malt, little bit of nuttiness, citrus hop in the finish, grapefruit, little bit of pine. Tale of two beers, bit disjointed but both the big malt and hops come through. Big full body with lower carbonation, syrupy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - APR 9, 2017
I expected a better beer from Ninkasi, didnt really care for this one was a bit to hoppy for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1853) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 4, 2017
Deep clear copper with a strong one-finger beige head and nice lacing. Aromas of rich caramel, earth, toast, and a touch of dark fruit. Caramel sweetness rules the palate, accompanied by gentle earth hoppiness, brown sugar and light toast. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a lingering caramel in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (955) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
Bouteille 600ml du Canada Craft Club. Profil olfactif assez caramlis avec notes de crme brule, et une perception de cerises au marasquin. Perception de houblons rsineux discrets et de fruits tropicaux. Puissance olfactive moyenne. Un col immense sur un liquide rougetre la limite du brun. Limpidit remarquable. Mousse ternelle. Lentr de bouche laisse place des notes de caramel brul se dclinant dans une finale mi- houblonne et mi- malte avec la prsence de noisettes, de grain et une amertume rsineuse assez astringente. Lquilibre sucr / amertume est notable mais ces lments se dclinent de faon trs distincte en bouche. La classification Double Red Ale du brasseur est plus juste que la classification RB. Ressemble beaucoup un Barley Wine sauf pour lamertume de grain quelle dveloppe. Assez russie. Bien amre et bien sucre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3728) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a clear copper colour with good-sized light tan head. Aroma is rich caramel, toast, light fruit and some earthy hoppiness. Flavour is big caramel with lots of toasted grains, earthy hops and a bit of fruitiness. Average plus body. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (3192) - 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 (6630) - 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 (2414) - 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.


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