Jimthechap (1984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trawling through an old set of tasting notes I found a few details on this beer. Dominant ginger nose with other perfumy spice. Flavours of the same, clean and quenching. Intriguing, but aroma definitely the best part.
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JUN 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle
Aroma: Ginger, definitely,
Appearance: slightly hazy, light golden brown, good head and spotty lacing;
Taste: slightly sweet, a vaguely sour background taste and a hint of hops;
Palate: mild carbonation but noticeable, medium bodied, a hint of slick texture and a slightly astringent finish;
Overall: Cute beer. Nothing to write home about, probably go nice with a mild curry or Japanese sashimi and noddles. The notes here indicate it does not travel well or there may be quality control issues.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, pale golden with a tiny, white head. Distinct aroma of ginger. Medium body, lightly sweet notes of orange and again a distinct touch of ginger. Somewhat chemical. Absolutely no bitterness. I have a strong feeling that this could be identical to Harringtons Summer Ale. 050208
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light golden and slightly hazy body with small head. Fruit and ginger in the nose. Taste and aftertaste dominated by ginger.
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper golden with generous head. Spicy almost nutmeg aroma. Strong ginger palate, a touch of sweet citrus but with an overly dominant malt sweetness. Something different - like a Xmas mince pie in a glass.
BeerPharoah (6) - Leichhardt, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2006 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
For a country that produces such strapping brews, this specimen is New Zealand’s brewing equivalent of the underarm bowl. Save some money by squirting some Glen 20 down your throat.
omhper (20678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Deep golden, no head. Aroma of lime and cinnamon. Sweet and medium bodied with bold and somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Lemonade and spices dominate completely. Not nice in any way.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 01/01/2005. 330ml bottle from Paramount Theatre, Wellington.
Gold. Bright. Off-white head, disappears quickly. Aroma is musty, not very fresh. Ginger dominates with brown sugar and a touch of pepper. There is another sweetness on the nose that I can’t place, more fruity than honey. Dry flavour, again musty, with some sugary sweetness and spice in the middle. Very short. Lightweight and spirtzy. Interesting beer but slightly missed the mark.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two spicey beers in two days!!!
Ginger aroma with big strong ginger tatse, but became quite confuse, many different flavours came through, honey, corriander, weird.
Was amber in colour with small white head.
Would be one of very few spice beers in New Zealand