Kind Belgian Red Ale

It is way too hot. I hate the heat. Summer is seriously not my season. So, after working almost a full day, my behind is firmly planted on my couch, under the fan, in the AC and updating the blog. I picked this beer up awhile ago, mainly because I saw a bunch of them on the shelf and I think they’re relatively new to New Jersey.

ABV: 6%

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Trivia: According to, “Kind Beers actually contract brews their beers at Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville, SC. As such, founder Terry Bumbaugh can’t call Kind Beers a local brewery — but he maintains that he does consider his brews ‘local beer.'”

Random: So, I attempted to find a website for the brewery, but apparently they don’t have one, which is quite odd in this day and age.

This brew poured with a barely-there white head that dissipated quickly and left a crown of white on top. The body was a clear, chestnut color with heavy carbonation visible throughout. The nose was nutty with a touch of sweetness. There really weren’t many Belgian qualities so far. The taste was really nutty and then had some notes of toasted malt. At the end was some sweetness with bread as well. I could definitely see the “red ale” qualities, but I couldn’t find anything overly “Belgian” about it. The body was medium thickness with high carbonation. The finish was long and bready. Although this beer was definitely drinkable, it didn’t do much for me. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0