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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Ginger Wheat Ale is an ode to brewer Scott Shirley’s favorite spice, ginger. The earthy, warming flavor of this golden-hued ale is derived from fresh ginger. Honey from a local New Hampshire farm yields a slight sweetness to balance the ginger spiciness. A small addition of Apollo hops adds floral notes to the aroma, while a hint of lemon adds acidity and rounds out the ginger flavor. Warm up your chilly winter nights with this ginger spiced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
22o bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, allspice, some lemon/orange. Taste is medium sweet, ginger. Fairly dry finish. Light-medium body, alcohol hardly noticeable. Definitely does what it sets out to do -- ginger beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2069) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Large bottle. For some reason I’m not really into ginger beers all that much even though I do like the non-alcoholic ones. It seems like the combination of ginger and alcohol tends to give me a headache. That said, this one seems pretty good. A nice crisp wheat beer with the strong smell and taste of ginger. For those who are into this kind of thing they should be pleased. For me, I suddenly have a headache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours a slightly hazed gold into a shaker. Bright white micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Immediate ginger aromas with some hidden wheat. Crisp ginger from front to back with some wheat fullness into a lasting ginger burn. Very nice.

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