nimbleprop (5799) - 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. Thereís some sweetness too. Dry finish with some spicy ginger heat. If you like ginger then this is for you.
thirdeye11 (5776) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - 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 (5067) - 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.
mar (5012) - 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, itís like eating a bunch of ginger, with a light wheaty finish.
thornecb (4789) - 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.
ben4321 (4700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Chevy Chase, 3/9/10
Aroma: Aroma is overpoweringly ginger, with some other spices and some lemon
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with a thin, fizzy white head
Flavor: Flavor is rather sweet, lots of ginger and some lemongrass
Palate: This one is fairly light, with a tingly mouthfeel, and a fizzy carbonation
This one is fairly one-dimensional, most likely intentionally so. Itís pretty flavorful for what it is, tons of ginger and quite sweet. Maybe a little too sweet for my taste, and I canít imagine drinking this one if you dislike ginger. It left me wanting some variety of Asian food...
**Just submitted a photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.
ChainGangGuy (4507) - 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 itís 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, itís like a Vernorís Ginger Ale with alcohol! Not that thatís a bad thing, mind you. Seems like this would be well suited to Asian cuisine.
unclemattie (4356) - 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.