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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The first release of our "Native" line was brewed using Vermont grown wheat, hops and ginger. Yes, you can grow ginger in Vermont. Do it the hard way, go Native.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(22oz bomber) clear gold, lasting fine white bubbles. Nose of ginger, wheat, candi sugar. Taste of wheat, sugars, light ginger, medium carbonation and body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2014
bomber, strong ginger flavors, some light hops, moderate sweetness, ginger strongly takes over, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Big ginger aroma with wheat, citrus and lemon. Flavor of pale malts, mild ginger, grass, wheat, light lemon and had a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
A blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet grassy malt with ginger. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with light grassy hops, faint ginger, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2565) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pale yellow. Slightly cloudy appearance. Aroma of lemon skin and bright spicy ginger. Very light taste. Touch of ginger and lemon and honey. Has a spicy witbier taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Way better than I expected. Not nearly as over-the-top as most ginger beers--this is a beer first and foremost with a little ginger spice balancing out the flavor and the finish. First thing I’ve tried from this brewery--will try more if I can get my hands on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2203) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
This was better than expected as the ginger was pretty subtle (thankfully - not a fan of ginger beers). Instead this was a lot like a nice weizenbock. Sweet wheat, candy and malts. Tasty beer. Thanks JM for this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
murky gold, thin white film head. Fresh ginger nose, the acids whacking with lemon, bits of celery and puke that blow off to reveal loads of cotton candy. Moderate oxidation at the front, lemon and ginger across mid with a soapy texture accenting the age before a toasty, fizzy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Sample at the brewery, 2/7/14
Golden raisin colored body is moderately hazy, with a foamy white head that shows moderate retention, light lacing. Plentiful carbonation.
Brewed with raw ginger and it shows, giving that spicy, invigorating kick to the nose and with enough room for some dry wheat and light honey-dough-like maltiness to peek through. Some dry yeastiness dulls a bit (could be the actual wheat) but otherwise a very ample gingery aroma for an otherwise not spectacularly aromatic style.
Supple, nearly creamy body provides more than enough support to the spicy ginger, which is certainly the main show, though not overdone by any means. The maltiness shows more sweetness than is typical for an American wheat beer, with some light syrupiness that is quite honey-like but actually plays quite well with the ginger. Soft texture, no alcohol, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (481) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma is almost like a sour aged in wine barrels. Get much wine aroma coming through. Taste is not quite as good as the aroma but still very good. Ginger comes through a bit but is very well done in this beer. Really some nice flavors. Very solid brew. Lighter but lots of complexity.

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