SG111 (570) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at cooper’s, Chelsea. Pours hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is intense ginger, and some honey notes. Flavor is still lots of ginger, but toned down from the Aroma. Light wheat notes. Decent.
wlajwl (4613) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is ginger and hints of wheat and spices. The flavor is ginger/ginger ale, lemon, and a mildly sour finish.
arminjewell (8606) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, touch of lime, ginger, some slight herbal notes into a bit of floral, grassy hops, slight orange. Taste is a mix of caramel, bread, touch of ginger,lime, some spice, into a bit of grass, earth, finishing slightly spicy, slightly sweet.
ARH (827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is a very bright, fresh ginger, key west lime, honey, pepper, and some secondary notes of grass. It’s an oily looking beer with a slightly cloudy, honey color and a white, light, fizzy head that disappears to nothing with no lace left behind. The flavor is a medium sweet and medium-light bitter. It’s thin yet smooth and creamy with a fizzy carbonation and a light body. Lime and ginger flavors come through strong initially with a honey sweet touch, and it finishes with a peppery lime crispness. It’s clean with just a light, fresh grass and spice aftertaste.
rhsiung (1139) - 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 (2902) - 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 (3333) - 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 (1945) - 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 (1574) - 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 (2870) - 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.