MarkoR (424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Why bother? Just drink Ginger Ale! Golden colour, white head that dissipate slowly. Not that bad, but not that original either.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (Aluminum) Pours a golden yellow with a head that leaves quickly. You can discern ginger on the nose mixed with bread and skunkiness. Was not able to detect any ginger in the flavor or its alledged "fiery undertaste". Beer was citric with funky flavors. Definately not enjoyable. Thanks Blankboy for the bottle or should I say cylinder.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Stupid little metal bottle. I had this once before I started rating and had no intention of ever having it again -- damn you RateBeer! Pours a somewhat flat looking clear pale gold with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is ginger-ish along with a few other spices and a touch of lemon -- but it’s also kind of artificial. Flavour’s the same and it’s somewhat watery -- but very carbonated. It’s pretty much like a generic Ginger Ale so avoid if you’re in the mood for something resembling beer. Not sure how you rate something that doesn’t taste like beer at all? Oh well, nothing else to add...Edited to add: when it starts to warm up it tastes like flat Ginger Ale. Ugh.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330 ml metal bottle. Pale golden beer, thin white head. Aroma is soapy, faint ginger and sweet lemon-lime soda. Flavour is sweet and nasty with sugary notes of Desparados. Only Duyck can deliver this kind of vile nastiness. Both sweet and metallic. Vile.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
metal bottle (cottle? ban?) (330ml). Looks like apple juice, small white head. Smells like a weak witbier with hints of apple, ginger and lemon. Tastes like ginger ale and a Hoegaarden knock-off blended - ugh. Mouthfeel is watery, stingingly lively - oh gawd, I’m a ratings slut - I drank this swill before I started rating and "thanks" to the LCBO bringing it back this spring, I just had to drink it again.
Eructoblaster (2740) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Metal bottle. Golden body with average carbonation and thin white bubbly head. Malty/bready aroma with fresh hoppy and ginger notes. Taste is rather thin and carries bad corny and metallic hints. Short bittersweet finish. Boring.
Tessic (783) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer poured a clear yellow with no head. The first sniff was strong with ginger, Dill, vegtables and a little yeast. First sip was weak and watery but original. Not as bad tasting as the initial scent. Could find ginger, cloves anda slight hoppy flavour? The finish was nothing but ginger but the palate was like most spiced ales
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 26, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blond color. Aroma of lemonade, light herbs (rosemary), very light ginger. Some malt, some sweetness, drier at the end; light herbal character, quite unpleasant.
bkurtz (621) - PERU - DEC 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jenlain Biere de Garde aromatisee Gingembre: In a solid aluminium can. Poured clear, pale yelllow. Smell the spices (mostly ginger) right away. Interesting, like a cider/tea/beer. Small head with some lacing. Nice when you want one or two beers on a hot day.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden colour with a thin lacing white head. Spiced malt with the ginger comming discretely. In mouth, light bodied beer with faint ginger marrying well with the sweet malt. Some juniper notes come out. Quite decent for a ginger beer, but too restrained. Bought at LCBO.