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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
The aroma is a bit funky but has a bit of ginger and honey. The appearance is golden with a thin head. The taste is like aroma with a malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s good but muted I seem to have a thing for ginger.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4734) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Super hazy golden coloured body with a very thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of ginger (of course), malt, wheat, coriander seed and a bit of lemons - but the ginger is potent and strong. Medium-bodied; Super strong ginger flavour with a good wheat and yeast flavour soon afterwards with a deep, pungent spice note at the end. Aftertaste is strong and bitter with the ginger and a bit of sweetness coming through. Overall, a strong and potent wheat with a ton of ginger flavours - nice, but perhaps a bit too potent. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 09-June-2012 for US$6.50 sampled at home in Washington on 30-July-2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 29, 2012
Draft at Harpoon Tasting Room. Pale golden yellow, foamy head. Big ea and herbal aroma, huge ginger tea over light wheat body. Good mild bodied beer. Not my favorite flavors for such a beverage but they did taste good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Picked this up at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a wine goblet.

A - Slightly darker than straw color. Small head that fades fast.

S - Big ginger scent on the nose and lemon citrus. Barely any discernable wheat scent. Smells like flat ginger-ale. Sort of nice.

T - Spicy and intense ginger at the start. This is followed by a spruce tip or maple syrup sweetness. Followed by a very floral / wheaty citrus taste. Pretty pleasant.

M - 50% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body. Slight piney finish but mostly ginger.

O - Delicious but the ginger wears on you with this bomber format.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewkennedy (4) - - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
I'm not a big wheat drinker (unless I'm in Germany) mainly due to wheat beer burnout in my formative drinking years. That being said, I really dug this beer-- a wheat foundation with some complex lemon, ginger, and honey notes that makes this a crisp and interesting drink. Note: this was listed as #42 on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1436) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods, pours a pale ginger color. Light , alcohol well hidden but finishes on a sweet ginger note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1391) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at whole foods NYC. Pours a golden yellow with a white head and aroma of ginger and spices. Taste is heavy on ginger and spices, as well as wheat and malt throughout. Nice, different brew featuring ginger.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow/gold with a big white head. Aroma is soft, ginger, lemon. Taste is ginger, sweet wheat, lemon.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours an average golden yellow with a nose of hay, grass, and bleached wheat. Flavor is grassy biscuit and light honey-glazed hay. Watery on the tongue. Ginger? I’ve seen more in a brunette-on-brunette lesbian flick.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Clear golden with a huge frothy cream colored head that leaves moderate lacing. Plenty of ginger in the aroma, with some citrus and wheat. Taste is lightly sweet and spicy, but there’s not much to it. Medium bodied, smooth, and somewhat dry. Too bad it isn’t as good as it smells.


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