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Caldera Hibiscus Ginger Beer

Caldera Hibiscus Ginger Beer
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hibiscus flowers and ginger give this unique beer a zesty, spicy flavor. Belgian candi sugar boost the fermentables provided by 2-Row and Carafoam malts. Ginger and hibiscus are boiled with the wort, along with a small amount of Willamette hops. The beer is "dry-flowered" with hibiscus. It was brewed special for the OBF, so get it before it’s gone.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber from Tacoma food Coop. Pours a light amber, light tan head. Scent of ginger and spices. Taste is basically the same. Not a huge ginger beer fan but, this one is tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Tap at the tap house. Pours rose with an off-white head. Aroma is unusual and does contain ginger. Flavor is definite hibiscus with firm underlying ginger. It’s a bit herbal, not wholly floral, and it’s great stuff. Hibiscus and ginger in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Lovely light blood red pour, little head. Nose is mainly hibiscus and sweet malts in the best way. Flavor starts light and directly moves into being able to taste the ginger all over the palate. Directly after this the hibiscus infuses with the ginger mid palate and blends perfectly, leaving an incredibly light, yet tasteful aftertaste. It’s simple and straightforward, and good at what it is!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Oregon Brew Fest: golden brown with aroma pretty much all malt flavor nothing overpowering with hints of ginger, not bad

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2009 Oregon Brewers Festival – Portland, OR
Aroma: Nice malt aroma the ginger was very faint if there at all.
Appearance: Golden in color, Hazy with a light head.
Flavor: Very faint ginger flavor this was too light. The malt was light also.
Palate: Dry light Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: I was disappointed with this beer. Too light in my book needed ore in every department.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 Its not ginger ale but gingered ale. Nice light organic body with a good taste of ginger. Obviously a clean palate but not burning at all. Nice fruityness and its pretty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
OBF 2008. Hazy golden. Ginger comes through well, but not overpowering. Nice bitterness. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Sampled at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival in Jul 2008. Ginger pices throughout, but not overpowering. Hint of caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2008
OBF 2008. I like ginger. This was interesting, from the name I pictured this beer to be more like a beer version of the spicy Reed’s ginger ale. This beer turned out to be more like fresh ginger off a sushi plater. I wish it had more spiciness and a more carbonated palate so it was more like good ginger ale. This felt a bit flat and bland, so the ginger didn’t do much for me with the boring base beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at Oregon Brewers Festival 2008--First, let me say that I usually do not enjoy ginger in my beer, but this one was a huge exception. Subtle ginger snaps and spicy hops nose with a hint of cereal. Pale bodied with a medium-sized white head. Very nice. Worthy of a full pint!


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