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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Large bottle. For some reason I’m not really into ginger beers all that much even though I do like the non-alcoholic ones. It seems like the combination of ginger and alcohol tends to give me a headache. That said, this one seems pretty good. A nice crisp wheat beer with the strong smell and taste of ginger. For those who are into this kind of thing they should be pleased. For me, I suddenly have a headache.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle/22 - Poured a slightly hazy straw yellow in color with a tight bright white head that stuck around for a while. Small lacing on the glass. Aroma is of lemon, ginger, unidentifiable spices and a small amount of very floral hops. Flavor is medium of the floral hops with plenty of the ginger, honey and lemon acidity. Finish is quite clean with lingering lemony notes. Clean, balanced and well worth drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1462) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours orange/gold with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is heavy on the ginger. Flavor is also mostly ginger with a bit of wheat and malt. Moderate bodied. Ok, but to heavy on the ginger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours clear golden-orange with a bubbly white head. Ginger and wheat aroma. Taste is freshly-grated ginger over malty wheat and lemon zest. Nice balance of flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
Clear golden pour. Very fresh ginger aroma. Intense, ginger dominates. Some floral notes. Bitter wheaty flavor with ginger. Not as overpowering as in the aroma. Nice and balanced with a little sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 4/12/2010 Source:Butters) Ginger aroma with a light graininess. Clear golden with small head. Spicy ginger flavor with some spruce or juniper berry notes. Quite peppery. Finish medium but dries quickly with a lot of peppery spiciness. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy old gold color with a thick off-white head. LOADS of ginger in the crisp, wheaty, floral aroma. Plenty of honey in there too. A crisp, thin body. The flavor starts with some sweet cereal grains and honey and transitions to a wheaty finish with a touch of lemon. There is a VERY strong, spicy ginger quality throughout that tends to overshadow everything. Definitely unique.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pretty refreshing. Mix of flavors between a real ginger ale and a wheat beer. This could be good but taste is flat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Fantastic! I love ginger - the spice is subtle and the beer is surprisingly refreshing, not sticky, not sweet. They hit a home run with this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods, pours a pale ginger color. Light , alcohol well hidden but finishes on a sweet ginger note.


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