eaglefan538 (2802) - 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 couldnít resist this, since I enjoy CL and was actually in the Ginger Man itself (but I donít 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 Iíve 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 (6250) - 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.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Ginger Man NYC. Very nice amber colored beer with a great pour. The Ginger. Its about the Ginger. Malty toasted flavor with a nice head.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ GMan. Ginger is very faint with hints of spice. Reminds me of autumn. Nice caramel sweetness and hop balance.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Ginger Man in NYC. Amber ornage with a thin off white head. Sweet malt aroma with lemony hops and some spices. Ginger is definitely noticeable in the flavor. Lighter notes of lemon and other spices. Not bad.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is a gorgeous smell of crushed ginger. Not much else, the ginger dominates. The appearance is an amber color, white head. The flavor is very reminiscent of a wheat ale. It has an extreme spicyness, ginger, clove, malts, hops. The finish is a bittering from spices and hops. Medium mouthfeel. Good, not fully enjoyable.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Gingerman NYC. Slightly hazed copper color with an off-white head. Big ginger and spice aroma. Malty toasty flavor with a mild ginger component. Light bodied with a dry finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gingerman. Pours a medium copper with a thin off white head. Aroma is clean- lightly estery, phenolic clove, and medium to light ginger character- belgien yeasty doughiness is refined and kept in control- lightly spicy phenols. Flavor has a light caramel and crackery sweetness, a bit of yeast adn phenolics, clove and ginger- soft easy going carbonation make it real easy to drink- and fairly smooth overall.