Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
AdamJackson (2385) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
northropfrye (2142) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Mep3222 (413) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
nimbleprop (4600) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours a clear gold with some bright, white head. Nose has some crystallized ginger, some malt sweetness, some lemon, some lemon grass, earthy, a little coriander. Flavor is sweet, a little chalky, some mild ginger on the tongue, coriander, some straw, some lemon. Clean finish.
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle.sample at Food Bank bottle share. freshing beer, ginger adds a nice component. palate freshener. unique. good
mikeq215 (68) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with thick white head, with smells of wheat and ginger. Taste is nice and sweet, with a good dose of ginger at the end. Not a huge fan of wheat beers, but this was quite enjoyable. Very good beer overall.