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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   ABV: -
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Our Harbor Lighthouse Ale with fresh ginger root. This light-bodied ale goes great with Oriental food. When cooking stir-fry, add some to the dish and pour one for the cook!


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - JUL 8, 2011
Had a first touch of it at their FREE tasting session on Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, Me. Amber body, with thin off-white head. Not much ginger smells, but a light grass/herbal aroma. Weak taste of ginger. Too lightly. Maybe good with Thai food but ...


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2204) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
From bottle. Great mahogany colour with a decent frothy, creamy head. Bitter aroma, slight hint of caramel. Thin texture, weak in ginger or anything in that matter. Thin texture. Not much of a ginger ale but a good bitter. Was expected more body to this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle from the brewery shop in Bar Harbor marked brew #002. Not a huge giner profile in this brew (good for me since I am not a big ginger fan). Much darker beer than expected in flavour and appearance. Nice amount of giner spice though

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
22oz Bottle, purchased at the brewery. Labeled "Brew #001". Poured medium amber, with a large tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, with ginger in the background. Flavor is more impressive than the aroma, with caramel, ginger, brown sugar, orange rind, honey, and perhaps some lemongrass. Ginger hangs out for a long finish. This beer was nicely executed, the ginger was not overdone.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bomber I bought in Freeport, pours dark dark orange with an off white head. Nose is very gingery, taste has some ginger but is pretty thin in the mouth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber purchased directly from the brewer. Appearance is a hazy amber, with thin off-white head and good carbonation bubbles working thru the entire glass, yet little lacing. Aroma is very faint, and what is there seems to be slight ginger, but difficult to tell. Mouthfeel is tingly from the bubbles, but thin and somewhat watery. Taste, like nose, is weak, although the ginger comes thru a little more. This all leads to a finish that is slightly bitter and metallic, with a stale aftertaste. I love ginger in Asian food, and soft drinks. However, if this is an indication of their effect on beer, Ill pass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/25/1995

good ginger aroma & taste on top of a basic good ale The squirrel likes it!

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4
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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2007
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some ginger that becomes more pronounced after a few minutes, light peach. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some ginger. Undercarbonated, watery light-medium body that detracts from an otherwise decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Hazy amber wth a thin head. Lightly sweet wheat and perfumy hop aroma. Mildly sweet, wheat and grain flavor with a bit of ginger heat and flavor. Finishes clean with a ginger bite. No a whole lot going on but a decent mellow brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of foam covers the shiny auburn.
-A fragile blend of ginger, caramel, and light roasting forms a decent aroma.
-Mighty ginger sweetness is spread upon toasted bread crumbs and that mineral house yeast of theirs.
-Prickly bubbles evoke the lack of malt substance.

What if you dig deeper?
-It finishes sweet and spicy, with a bothersome yeasty dryness.
-The overall flavor profile is a one trick pony.
-Some people may find this a fun novelty item, but apart from being a conversation piece or accompanying spicy foods, I dont see its purpose.

Bottle; no date.


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