dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Pony Bar. Big pungent ginger aroma. Taste is smooth wheat with nicely balanced ginger.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale with a white head. Smells of pronounced ginger. Taste yields lots of ginger bitterness with a touch of wheat. A good concept, but this one tastes too much like ginger ale and not enough like beer.
dlovell2 (464) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color with foamy white head. Citrus and Ginger aromas. Wheat flavor with lemon notes and spicy Ginger taste. The Ginger gives a peppery bite. Very unique.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Suwanee, Georgia.
Appearance: Hazed, burnished gold body with a very thin, white head.
Smell: Well, it certainly has a pungent ginger aroma. There are other notes of other what-have-yous in the nose, but it’s hard to get around the fragrant ginger.
Taste: Slight initial taste of malted wheat then a bold zip of ginger snaps you to attention. Fairly sweet. Particularly lemony, but, now I see lemon juice was used in the brewing process, so there ya go. Sweet ginger on the finish with a lingering ginger burn on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.
Drinkability: Why, it’s like a Vernor’s Ginger Ale with alcohol! Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. Seems like this would be well suited to Asian cuisine.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Harpoon Bar - Logan Airport - Boston, MA. Aroma is a cold salted wet slightly spicy cookie. Pours a rather glazed, uneven tawny amber, with minimal head. Flavor is soft, subtle and unassuming. There’s really just a hint of ginger, a hint of wheat, a good bit of house character and a final flourish of booze. This comes across as incredibly mild. One of the lighter spiced beers. It really feels like a "starter" or "crossover" beer, nothing a true craft beer geek would get excited about, which is odd, considering that this is a 100 Barrel series.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this beer while on Beer Quest 2010 with the guys. This was beer number 81. Pour is gold with light head. Aroma is nicely balanced with wheat and grass. Flavor is light, some wheat.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a hazy golden color with a good amount of head. Light wheat beer flavor with a very spicy finish.
Duhast500 (364) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.
The smell is sweet with a nice light ginger flavor and some hints of lemon zest and corriander.
The taste is pretty close to ginger ale and has a good ammount of carbonation to give it a fissy flavor as well. Lemon flavor pokes out a bit with a slight honey flavor as well.
The feel of this beer is really light and enjoyable. The carbonation is like a soda a bit so it does remind you of ginger ale a bit. Goes down easy and is quite thirst quenching.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the newly reopened Crew (well, it reopened a while back…need to get that updated). Pours a hazy gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Loaded with ginger, crisp and clean. Smells a bit like good ginger ale. Lightly sweet, medium bodied, little ginger. Finishes with a touch of wheat, sweet and crisp. Reminds me a bit of a shandy, but not too sweet.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Lemony ginger aroma with some honey sweetness. The flavor has fresh sharp ginger, lemon, and a light sweetness. I’m not usually too keen on ginger flavored beers but this one hit me the right way for some reason. Very refreshing.