DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 don’t know if I’d buy it again, but I at least enjoyed all 750-ml of this beer tonight.
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 don’t, but if you do, there is no denying this is a very enjoyable and creative ale.
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
TASTE: name of the beer didn’t lie. Noting else here though.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Een bier met een heel bijzondere smaak maar dat is absoluut mijn smaak niet.
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Douberd (2293) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hawthorne00 (2436) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 it’s a rather pleasant, somewhat doughy, fruity blond. The ginger pervades but never overpowers - it’s really nicely done.
DJoer (681) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden copper colour, medium white foamy head, citrus gentle ginger sweet honey malty sour smell, medium bitter spicy medium to high bitter, ginger sweet citrus like a bit creamy
ST247 (380) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Subtle fruity aroma. Taste only a tiny hint of ginger. Actually pretty nice.
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, dried fruits and ginger. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.