Believer - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22-oz. bottle into a pint glass on Nov. 27, 2012 (purchased the variety 4-pack for $15.99 at BevMo (with card) in La Mesa, Calif. (San Diego) on Nov. 27, 2012. Red amber with 1-2 fingers of khaki white head that dissipated at a normal rate. Sporadic retention on the sides, average and lighter on the top.
Smelled rye, iced tea, molasses, and lots of thick rich malts. Some butter, but not too crazy.
Tasted heavy amber malts. Got thick molasses, rye, iced tea with some slight bitter hops late.
Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long surprisingly bitter finish.
This beer started out well, but as soon as it hit the lips it went downhill. Not something I’d try again.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 06:56:20 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
3.15/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22 oz bottle.
Into a pint glass:
A: rich malty red looking body with a huge lumpy foamy white head that rises above the pint glass and once it dies after a good minute it sinks to a valley of lumpy white goodness
S: mainly caramel malts, some bitterness but to me it seems like its just bitterness for the sake of bitterness, (I wish Ninkasi would put dates on their bottles)
T: dried caramel malty flavoring - to me this doesn't really show much in the taste; super dry caramel aftertaste that leads to a very dry finish
M: medium on the body, wants to be sessionable but not really a sipper - just an interesting Amber/Red ale, carbonation is fairly smooth as there's nothing harsh on my tongue or mouth and its decent for the style and for me
O: this is basically just a bit above average American Amber/Red Ale, maybe only seek again on tap or fresher
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 05:37:41 | More by BeerKangaroo
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at The Glendale Tap in Glendale, CA.
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better hop presence in the taste.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2014 18:20:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
Believer from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.