Nickls (1748) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Old BA rate - tap - According to the chalk board at Gingerman, this is a new recipe - consumed August 2009)
Half-finger of white head; lightly hazy marigold color. Gingery and spicy; white pepper; a little yeasty in the aroma. Ginger comes through in the taste first much like the nose; yeasty; white pepper doesn’t come through in the taste which is unfortunate; decent enough. Medium; nice touch of carbonation to keep it lively and finishes a bit dry. Not bad drinking; interesting; but became a bit of a chore after a bit;
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange with white head. Aroma of Ginger and bread. Buttery body body goes well with the gingerbread flavor.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bobbique, Patchogue, NY - a very light, mildly estery belgian ale, with some semi-dry, crackery malts and dusty yeast character that compliment the mild ginger character - a light it of banana sweetness in the finish, but otherwise clean, tart, and mildly spicy.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma caramel nose with ginger , sweet top. Plain yet clean.
Appearance crystal clear amber look with light creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied , malty base/ Hop paired with ginger character. Refreshing ,clean , organic.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAY 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clean golden with off white head, this brew is straight foreward in aroma and flavor. a very clean and well balanced session brew, quite enjoyable.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
64oz growler at the DC Local tasting. Pours a totally transparent cream soda color with zero head. Big ginger aroma, sugar, smells like ginger ale with some herbs. Flavor is big on Belgian sugars, yeast, ginger, herbs. Medium bodied with a clean finish. I thought I’d hate this and then I liked it.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of Andy at DC local tasting - thanks! Orange. Aroma of ginger root coated with dirt. Taste is, unsurprisingly, ginger, but more on the smooth side, and not overbearing. Tasty enough.
OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Ginger Man in NYC.
Thin, slightly sweet. Plenty of ginger but aggressively so; the beer is drinkable but more a novelty than something I’d drink regularly on purpose.
IauditUUhateme (22) - Coram, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from Bellport Beer. I figured this was going to be a loser, as I am not a fan of ginger. Turns out I was wrong. The ginger taste & smell were noticable, but gentle. Nice and malty, excellent, almost buttery taste & mouthfeel. Nothing crazy here, but something I’ll go back for seconds.
beerbill (3252) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at Dave’s Bellport Cold Beer & Soda and consumed the next day. Pours a slightly hazed burnished gold with a thin-moderate linen white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left spotty lace. Very pleasant aroma that is very malty along with some noticeable ginger. The flavor is equally enjoyable with a solid dose of malt followed by a wash of ginger. There is an ever-so-slight sour presence as well. No bitterness to speak of. Enjoyable.