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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
February 19, 2010 tasting with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. My 22oz bottle. Hazy gold pour with an average, bog-standard white bottle head. Sharp aroma, fresh ginger and hand soap (??! - 6-). The taste is lovely - fresh ginger, a welcome dearth of Jergens - maybe a little sweet, but simple and refreshing. Average body, strong carbonation (aren’t all ginger beers big on the fizzy?), slightly sticky in the finish. Didn’t like the aroma much, but overall a solid ginger beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle [22oz] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy gold with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma of ginger (yay, I love ginger!) and soap (boo!) -- so what could’ve been great is only O.K. Flavour of ginger and some grain -- I like it. Average bodied. Pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6027) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
9/3/12. On tap at Kickback’s. Clear golden pour with a nice khaki head that laces a ton. Light wheat and citrus on the aroma with barely a kick of spicy sweetness. Sweet wheat and citrus along with a touch of sweet ginger. There’s also a lingering tannic bitterness. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
tap @ Coles, Buffalo NY> Light golden yellow pour. Wheat ginger filled aroma. Taste is ginger filled, light honey sweetness. Palate cleansing. tasty. Nice beer. Like the ginger taste

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ido’s place. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Aroma of ginger and sweet spices. Sweet flavor with some fruitiness, honey notes and some ginger. Finishes dry and spicy. Medium-bodied. So-so.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
[2778-20100219] Bottle. Ginger hand soap aroma is quite pungent and hints a little at urinal puck. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Ginger urinal cake continues in the flavour and stays very floral. Medium body. Odd floral, very odd.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5751) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Vermont Brewers Festival 2012 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de gingembre et de clou de Girofle. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de gingembre avec une pointe d’agrumes et de céréales. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de gingembre en arrière goût. (Rating #4453)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Yellow with a white head. Aroma is heavy on the ginger with some wheat notes. Flavor is also heavy on the ginger, with a few other assorted herbs and some wheat notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
(22oz bomber) clear bright gold, ring of white bubbles. Nose of candied ginger, wheat, lemon, peppercorn. Taste of heavy ginger, wheat, spicy, light to medium body, oily, decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a copper body with a white head. Ginger notes, some light honey tones, a brittle spicy notes, light sweet citrus notes and a slight tart and spiced finish. Decent enough.


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