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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ido’s place. Thanks Dagan. Golden with a nice head, aroma of ginger, urine, vegetables, flavor is sweet with ginger, cinnamon, honey, medium bodied

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours golden with a slim head. The nose has ginger powder or preserved ginger, almost ginger ale if that doesn’t sound too obvious. The taste has more tangy ginger, this time more of the fresh stuff. The palate is medium bodied with a long tight texture and a long tangyu finish. Overall, great balance though slightly missing the wheat aspect.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2010
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours an average golden yellow with a nose of hay, grass, and bleached wheat. Flavor is grassy biscuit and light honey-glazed hay. Watery on the tongue. Ginger? I’ve seen more in a brunette-on-brunette lesbian flick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Picked this up at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a wine goblet.

A - Slightly darker than straw color. Small head that fades fast.

S - Big ginger scent on the nose and lemon citrus. Barely any discernable wheat scent. Smells like flat ginger-ale. Sort of nice.

T - Spicy and intense ginger at the start. This is followed by a spruce tip or maple syrup sweetness. Followed by a very floral / wheaty citrus taste. Pretty pleasant.

M - 50% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body. Slight piney finish but mostly ginger.

O - Delicious but the ginger wears on you with this bomber format.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
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.


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