KansaiBeerLvrs (2981) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ottawa beerfest. Ginger beer
A clear gold with a solid earthy ginger root aroma. Rough mouthfeel but it works. The taste is pretty good, nice solid ginger flavor, a bit of nutty earthiness. Well balanced, success.
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Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, caramel malt over Ginger root, fruity esters, OK. In mouth, a smooth mineral malt with light fruity and ginger notes, biscuit malt, OK.
italarican (1521) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Richmond brewpub. Pours a clear canary yellow. Ginger candy, quite sweet of sugar, with very heavy soda-like carbonation. More ginger ale beer than ginger beer.
Metalchopz (2596) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyed a pint at lunchtime with PaleAleRider and his GF. Pours a slight hazed golden colour with a decent white head, average retention and minimal lace. Fresh ginger aromas with mild malt in the background. Medium-bodied, but refreshing. The ginger is present at first taste, but the grainy malt takes over and stays a while. A very nice beer, that does not feel "light", with the ginger not overpowering and nicely balanced with their typical cereal malts. Also available in cask for the time being.