jredmond (4886) - Manhattan, 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.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pale yellow with a white head. nose is ginger, light banana and wheat. very light on the palate, it’s like eating a bunch of ginger, with a light wheaty finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a medium sized soapy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was wheat, ginger and dryish clove. The flavor was wheat, clove, nutmeg, ginger powder and pepper. Medium length dry ginger powder and nutmeg finish. Medium body. Ok.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ChainGangGuy (4273) - 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.
nimbleprop (4162) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a totally clear, yellow gold with a cloudy white head. Strong aroma of ginger, all spice, nutmeg and one person remarked "a little household cleaner." Flavor is big, right on the tongue, raw ginger. There’s some sweetness too. Dry finish with some spicy ginger heat. If you like ginger then this is for you.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
thornecb (4111) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta. Golden pour. Aroma of fresh ginger slices. Flavor of very spicy ginger ale (soda). This is an authentic Ginger Ale. Vernors, Schwepps all with the beer character added (alcohol). Spicy hot ginger tingle on the tongue.
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.