rhsiung (830) - USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-oz bottle from binnys Lincoln Park. only very slightly hazy. in-your-face ginger, gives ginger beer new meaning.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle sent for review. Heay wheat color out of the glass, with a bit of a rose blush. Fizzy head, does not kick up as high as most wheat beers, no doubt kept down by some of its additions. Unlike their licorice porter, I do go for ginger, and this has fresh ginger overriding everything else in the nose. Ginger is up there in the taste, too, but some malts are standing behind the spice. I also get some backup from the key lime. In fact, the citrus and ginger come closer as I go through the glass, to kind of take over the experience. A little yeast settlement at the bottom of the bottle that you can take or leave. Maybe ginger beers aren’t your thing, but think of it as a break from all that pumpkin spice.
Frank (3017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Generally, I dislike brews where the primary flavor is some kind of spice but I am a total sucker for a well done beer w/ lots of ginger and that is just what this is. It is a light refreshing beer where the earthy element of the fresh ginger flavor seems to take on the bittering roll of hops. The ginger doesn’t feel gimmicky her but rather a part of a well made brew.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with good, frothy, white head / Light nose of lime and other citrus, straw / Light body, mild tartness, good balance with a just hint of bitterness / Flavors of lime, lemon, ginger, grapefruit, straw / Admittedly not my kind of drink, seemingly more addressed towards a less hard core beer drinker, but it is well done and restrained for what it is.
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kumas corner. Poured yellow gold with thin to no white head. Aroma of ginger. Light carb med bod. Taste is like biting into ginger.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Hazy light yellow pour with a fizzy and quickly receding head. Aroma is mostly of ginger beer, with lemongrass, citrus zest and grains also prominent. Taste is of clean ginger root, lime, wheat malt and herbal notes. High carbonation level. Comes across as more of a ginger ale than a beer, but actually this was pretty decent.
crossovert (7897) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Light and effervescent mouthfeel, ginger notes prominent, very ncie sessioner.
tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long awaited brewery entry to the site! Sampled at the last CBS annual picnic showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a frothy, soft white head, and wavy lacing. The aroma was soft, grain, with a hint of toast, lime-aid scent, light ginger, and a touch of sweetness. The taste was similar, but less expressive than the nose, adding low bitterness, light tartness, some spritziness to the carbonation, in a light body, with a light crisp & dry finish. Interesting & playful combination of notes that suited the picnic atmosphere well.