JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My brother was kind enough to give me a bottle of Harpoon Ginger Wheat. Based on past ginger beers I’ve had this bottle went to the cellar. Finally got around to drinking it and I must say it was a well made beer. Sweet aroma, lemon zest, ginger slight twang, golden body and brief pillow case head. Not sure how old the bomber of Ginger Wheat was I consumed however it settled into a drinkable spiced wheat beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Butters on 04/17/2010 at the 11th Richmond RateBeer Gathering. Clear pale golden body with a small frothy white head. Big ginger aroma with some light malt. Big ginger flavor with a light malt background. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
MaBeer1972 (1750) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic! I love ginger - the spice is subtle and the beer is surprisingly refreshing, not sticky, not sweet. They hit a home run with this one.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of Butters. Thanks! Sampled at the 11th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 4/17/10. Pours a lemon yellow color with a a very light haziness. Medium head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of ginger, citrus, kitchen cleaner and bread. The taste is candied ginger and citrus with just a faint medicinal quality. Medium bodied. Not too great.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first two sips and left scant lace. Pleasant aroma of ginger along with some mild honey sweetness. The flavor really stands out with a well balanced combination of ginger, wheat and sweet honey. This beer goes down way too easily. Mild bitterness at the finish. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this beer.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on BQ2010. Pour is gold with light head. Aroma is nicely balanced with wheat and grass. Flavor is light, some wheat and ginger spice notes.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow. Aroma is ginger and a hint of peach. Flavor is lightly of wheat, followed by ginger. Not aggresive, pretty balanced. Not bad. Sweetness on the finish detracts a touch.
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. Nose is strait fresh ginger. Very unique. Flavor is ginger and wheat, just like the name. Extra points for trying something new. But this didn’t do much for me.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 4/12/2010 Source:Butters) Ginger aroma with a light graininess. Clear golden with small head. Spicy ginger flavor with some spruce or juniper berry notes. Quite peppery. Finish medium but dries quickly with a lot of peppery spiciness. Tasty.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice fresh cut ginger nose. Taste is lightly bitter, lightly sweet with some decent ginger flavor, light honey and cotton candy, some herbal spiciness. Decent stuff.