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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Brakel, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Spiced with ginger.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
13-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
This tasty Belgian ale brewed with ginger is a wonderfully refreshing beer. The moderately sweet, fairly bready, doughy, and mildly toasty malts set a substantial base, while light hops add a touch of grassiness and modest bitterness, and ginger gives the flavor quite a bit of spicy pizzazz into the long finish. The nose is very similar, with aromas of ginger, hay, sweet, bready malts, honey, and alcohol. The beer is medium-full bodied with some additional weight from residual sugar, and the carbonation is low-medium, but the ginger makes up for that with its added vibrancy. Clear and pale-golden in color, though subsequent pours are cloudy, and the off-white head pours to nearly an inch before settling to a wide ring and dusty coating. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer. The ginger is at just the right level so that proper balance is maintained. I donít know if Iíd buy it again, but I at least enjoyed all 750-ml of this beer tonight.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (394) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Donkergeel bier met schuim. Smaak is fruitig licht zoet met gember, niet te sterk waardoor het toch goed te drinken is. Blijft redelijk lang hangen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Pressklubben, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, yeast, ginger, coriander, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Ginger, coriander, spices, fruit, malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3545) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
At gollem Pours unclear , darker blonde . Good white head . Smell is gember , bitter . Taste is gember ( balanced but intense ) , bit bitter , turns sweet . Good mouthfeel and carbo . Touch of cinnamon . Ok

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (3438) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers in Belgium. Spicy smell with mostly ginger. Taste of ginger, spices and a metallic finish. The metall is really putting me off.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Original spiced ale with off-white head and cloudy peach blonde robe. Pleasant ginger and gingerbread aroma, hints of caramel, orange and cinnamon, taste a sweetish spiciness much like gingerbread, very aromatic, even a bit sharp at times, citrus, finishing herbally hoppy. Either you like ginger or you donít, but if you do, there is no denying this is a very enjoyable and creative ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: gingerbread. TASTE: name of the beer didnít lie. Noting else here though.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Een bier met een heel bijzondere smaak maar dat is absoluut mijn smaak niet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1455) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2486) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Stubby bottle, 330 ml. Poured into a tulip glass, ABV 8% Golden orange colour on a hazy body, small white head, quite thick, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma mainly of ginger, some malts behind, citrusy notes too but those are a "by-product" of the ginger. Taste of yeast, light fruity, citrus, ginger, light spicy, sugar. A bit sweet. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Overall quite good, pleasantly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2510) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma of ginger - some mellow, a bit of young spicy bite - honeyed hay, light dough, oranges. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is completely hidden. Ginger takes a back seat for a while, then comes back at the finish - until then itís a rather pleasant, somewhat doughy, fruity blond. The ginger pervades but never overpowers - itís really nicely done.


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