Brew Review: Ninkasi Brewing Co. Believer

by Kelli H. on May 8, 2012

Beer: Ninkasi Brewing Co. Believer
Location: Eugene, OR
Date: 4-29-12
Type: Double Red Ale
Availability: Year round
Price: $3.99/22 oz
Alcohol: 6.9%
IBUs: 60

Aroma: Malts, caramel, minimal hops

Appearance: Tan head, dark mahogany, and clear.

Body & Texture: Medium bodied. Smooth with no bite. Head dissipates pretty quickly. Great Lacing. Nice light carbonation.

Aftertaste: Hops are very faint with lots of caramel malts.

Overall Impression: 
Definitely worth the $3.99! This is the 2nd time I’ve picked up a Ninkasi Brewing Co. beer and I’ve been happy both times. My first Ninkasi review can be found here. I’m always drawn to 22’s that are priced between $3.99-$5.99, so Ninkasi is making me happy! It’s very drinkable with a bit of character. I’m not usually a huge fan of Double Red Ales, especially Lagunitas Imperial Red, which happens to be David’s favorite beer as of late. So, I found Ninkasi’s to be much more drinkable for me. Although, it’s very good, it doesn’t leave a big impression. For the price I’d buy it again and definitely recommend it to any beer lover. I think it’s probably better enjoyed in the fall of during the night rather than a warm day in the sun like I enjoyed it. Overall, I’m a fan!


I thought I should share the truth with all of you. It may seem like I drink a ton of beer, which maybe to some I do, but in reality, when I’m reviewing a 22 oz beer it is always shared with my partner in crime (David), and my serving is that glass right thur! So, I’m not some huge lush, ya hur.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) May 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Haha, you’re adorable! I never thought you were a lush. Just someone I’d like to sip on a beer with!


Megan Pence May 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

You’re only a lush if you hide it…so you’re doing alright and publishing to the interwebs!! And please keep doing it, I love these reviews!! And now i want a beer…


Maren May 10, 2012 at 6:27 am

Kelli… where do you find all these beers?!

P.s. I never thought of you as a lush!!!


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