malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 (667) - 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 (4703) - 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 (1162) - 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.
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Ginger Man, their house ale. Dark yellow with white head and lace. Dry beverage, some ginger in front. Above average mouthfeel. As good as the style normally is, though I do not usually go in for ginger
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Ginger Man, Norwalk. I couldn’t resist this, since I enjoy CL and was actually in the Ginger Man itself (but I don’t like ginger in my beers normally). The pour was orange in color with an average looking head, slightly peachy and off-white. Lacing was ok all the way down, nothing spectacular. The aroma was malty, fruity with the obvious ginger mixed in. The flavor exceeded my expectations, probably the best approach to ginger brewing I’ve come across, done nicely, definitely well done if you like ginger. I enjoyed this, the fruity Belgian-like base malts, some yeast, and then the spicey clovey and gingery finish. I would order it again, but probably not more than one in a sitting. Nice job, CL.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at GM. Pours a red amber body with an off white lacing. Lots of ginger and almost cinnamon character. A light malt character with some earthy character. Pretty straight forward. CL 22 of 22, NICE!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ginger Man NYC. Poured a clear medium orange color with a thin off white head. Pleasant aroma of clove and subdued baking spices. Medium bodied with carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum. The flavors followed the aromas; clove, baking spices, and toffee. Very nice and easy to drink.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample at the Greenwich, CT location. They insisted there was nothing Belgian about this, but they were wrong. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of ginger, dry malt, some peppery splashes. Tastes sweet and malty with some floral notes and a nice ginger bite on the finish.