j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Crisp ginger, light wheat. Slowly developing and subtle ginger reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Nice wheat note. Medium bodied, clean. Finishes with more tingly ginger. Refreshing.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC
Hazy deep blond color. Herbal and soapy aroma. Dry mouthfeel, poor flavor, some herbs, lemongrass, grass, soap, dirty water. Low bitterness. Bad.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A straightforward ginger flavoured beer.
How: Tap at Ginger man, New-York
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Aroma is very much like a gingerbread man. Taste is unsurprisingly focussed on ginger although less intensely than the aroma lead me to believe. And the ginger taste actually works here. This beer really tastes like fresh ginger. Some biscuits malts, a little caramel, no hop presence to speak of. Carbonation is smooth. Everything about this beer is discreet except for the ginger. Probably the beer that tastes the most like fresh ginger that I’ve ever had. Well done but not really my thing, a few of my friends however ordered more than one pint. Captain Lawrence made a beer of the Ginger Man Ale and it really tastes like ginger. Good job. Such a good job in fact that I hope they don’t make a house-brew for the Oyster Bar one mile away.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ginger Man - NYC. Pours a slightly hazed pale amber-orange-golden, with a nice lick of clean white head. Aroma throws off a mix of cooked and fresh ginger that reminds me of good chinese food. Flavor is less interesting. A thin, tinny weak ginger and belgian yeast. Some spiced astringency and a flaccid yeast character. Sticky and undercarbonated. Unexciting.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Peekskill–on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is perfumy-honesuckle, ginger, medium malt-caramel. Taste is ginger, light malt-caramel, light body.
malrubius (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Time to catch up before BCTC. On tap at Mugs. Flat no head. Bad pour. Malty sweet fruity aroma. Sweet peachy fruity cloying gross. Couldn’t finish.
joebudzjoe (663) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Ginger Man, Norwalk, CT. This beer was a pleasant surprise. The ginger flavor is nicely subtle while most of the undertones from from a lemony hint. This beer actually takes very similar to lemon flavored black tea. Not a bad treat for a specialty flavored beer.
BellsFan (49) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Ginger Man in CT. Pale golden beer with lots of spice. Too much Ginger flavor for me.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: On tap at the Ginger Man in NYC, 4.5 oz glass as part of a flight, 6/27/09
Aroma: Mostly a malty nose, fruity, a little spice, and of course, the ginger
Appearance: Clearish orange color, light head
Flavor: Solid tasting beer, nice malty sweetness to it, definitely strong on the Belgian yeast flavor here
Palate: Medium bodied and a nice smoothness to it
This was a pretty solid beer, the sign told the story, it is the Ginger Man’s House Beer, and it is brewed by the brew master from Capt Lawrence, a brewer I have not had the pleasure of trying too many things from, but one that I have heard good things about. This was definitely a nice beer, and I’d like to get my hand on more stuff from this brewery soon.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ginger Man in Norwalk. Poured a hazy amber with a fizzy/frohty white head. Some aroma of bubble gum and toffee, a bit of ashen earthiness. Flavor is rather dry and heavy on belgian yeast esters with strong notes of coriander, dark fruit, and of course, ginger. The ginger makes this very dry, perhaps a bit too much so. Toffee takes dominance in the finish, overshadowing the spices. Somewhat unrefined and although drinkable far from memorable.