lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
#3 hoptoberfest at the volstead - a pretty weak and watery ginger beer. quaffable.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle clear golden amber color. Aroma of ginger, light citrus, blackbpepper. Sharp ginger and pepper in the taste. OK.
Jimthechap (1321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the archives of my notes: Pours a light straw - golden with a touch of haze, full on aromas of golden ginger and citrus. Same evident in flavours, prickly mouthfeel and loads of carbonation from bottle conditioning. An excellent palate cleanser or to accompany a curry. Have set aside a small supply of this (since long gone, but I might just go out and get some more considering what I wrote a year or two ago).
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of ginger combined with medium notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices. The flavor is sweet again with strong notes of ginger combined with medium notes of cinnamon, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Dux De Lux in Christchurch. Pours slightly cloudy gold with almost no head. The ginger is absolutely aggressive on the nose and palate. It masks most other notes, but I did pick up on honey, citrus, malt, and sugar. Spicy, peppery, caustic mouthfeel from the heavy dose of ginger, and sticky from the other sweeteners. Very sweet overall, especially upon the finish.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Is what it is, a ginger beer. Not necessarily in the traditional sense, as it’s a basic lager brewed with a buttload of ginger.
Yummy though, for what it is.
Honey sweetness I quite enjoyed!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Dux de Lux, Queenstown. Another Kiwi alcoholic ginger beer...Pours golden with a white head that fell flat and disappeared. Aroma of ginger and lemon. The flavour is ginger, lemon and honey. Thin bodied, mild bitterness and a peppery finish.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap 01.05.09 at the Dux de Lux in Christchurch. Clear orange gold, no head. Aroma is super ginger. Flavor is ginger with some malt. Not my cup of tea. Reminds me of a cider.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a clear light amber, but with no head. Looks like a ginger ale. Not surprisingly a ginger aroma, some sweetness, with a hint of the honey. The ginger and honey comes through in the taste, but there is a decent amount of malt on the palate that makes this more ’beer’ than ’ginger’. A spicy/peppery finish. I’m a big ginger ber fan (more of the non-alcoholic variety), and I’d happily drink this on a hot summer’s day.
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It doesn’t look or smell like much but I’m easy to please when it comes to ginger beer. This one has a nice bite (like my home made soft version) with the added bonus of a bit of booze. Not at all like the cheap stuff in big plastic bottles. The dux is always on my list if I go to Chch.