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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Storms come and go, and in the end, there’s just a refreshing breeze. So with this shimmering golden wheat beer, the escape is sure to be fresh, cooling and sustaining. We start with a dry and creamy wheat beer, and add fresh botanicals and a splash of key lime juice for a tangy flavor with the delicious bite of ginger. The flavor is bright, layered, and thoroughly satisfying. This beer resonates with the Caribbean otherworldliness of the Florida Keys. Try it with your favorite Gulf Coast foods: jambalaya, fresh grilled fish, gumbo, barbecued chicken or maybe an oyster po’boy. COLOR: hazy gold MALTS: honey, caramel, lager, flaked wheat HOPS: light at 14 IBU, with New Zealand Motueka BOTANICALS: fresh key lime juice, ginger, honeybush, lemon myrtle ALCOHOL: 3.8% ABV BODY & MOUTHFEEL: creamy and refreshing with a sweet-tart balance SERVED: best served cool (40F/4C) in a capacious goblet, garnished with a modest wedge of grapefruit or sprig of fresh mint

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2019) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a pale hazy golden with a white head. One of the more enjoyable ginger beers I have had. It is subtle enough with the ginger and combines well with the lime and other flavors in this one. Surprisingly good given how mediocre some of the other beers from this brewery have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Poured from bottle at Forbidden Root in Chicago. White head on and orange body. Ginger heavy but doesn't overwhelm at all smooth. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1088) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (5501) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma is ginger and hints of wheat and spices. The flavor is ginger/ginger ale, lemon, and a mildly sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9236) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebra (1622) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12-oz bottle from binnys Lincoln Park. only very slightly hazy. in-your-face ginger, gives ginger beer new meaning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
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.

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