The series on Ninkasi beers continues today with a refreshing summer beer for you all to check out. Oregon summer days can be hot and sunny, and nothing goes better with summer sunshine than a light refreshing ale. Well, you can add a good burger to the mix to make the combination complete.
Ninkasi’s Radiant Ale is a clearer ale that goes tastes exactly as it is described. Radiant Ale has a very low bitterness rating at 40 IBUs. This light ale is said to have a unique hop character that is balanced by a light malty finish.
As I said, this beer tastes exactly as described. It’s a light tasting beer, even lighter than a pale ale, such as Deschutes Brewing’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale, but not as lhtig as a blonde ale. Radiant Ale has a slight hoppy initial taste that is followed immediately by a smooth malt-influenced finish.
Honestly speaking, Radiant Ale is a good summer beer, but it’s a bit forgettable. If I were in a pub, I would definintely order this brew, but it’s not a summer favorite that I would go back to time after time.