Ninkasi Brewing Co.
Believer Double Red Ale
Bottle 22 oz
A: Pours out a reddish/chestnut one finger of tan head. some floaties in the bottom of the bottle. Good head retention (4-5 minutes) & great lacing
S: Cakey, but not much else
T: Toasty malt, herbal & leafy hops & a hint of roasted malt up front. As it sets and warms up the flavors oscillates from cocoa to charred grain & back with lots of leafy hops and there is a touch of fruit on the tongue (figs & pears), plus some brown sugar. Finish is dry with some caramel & that leafy hops that hang right in there.
MF: Light/medium bodied with light persistent carbonation; fairly decent balance
D: I was expecting a little more malt in the guts to really pull me in. I would lean this one toward a nice winter ale from an awesome local brewery
Overall I would say a B+ as far as a Red Ale goes, and I would search this out and drink it again.