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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 Shirleyís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (517) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
650 ml bottle, session #42. Bright honey gold color topped by a large bubbly white head. Fragrant ginger, lemon aroma. Dryish ginger and honey flavor. Reminds me of a cough drop. Light body and flavor. Tasty and refreshing. Brief dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle pours golden big head. Gross. Tastes smells ginger bread spices pepper hops. Bitter and nasty maybe a bit of lemon. I like ginger I like beer I donít like ginger beer tastes like shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (427) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
This pours hazy and golden with about a fingerís worth of foam and then falls off to some nice lace. It smells like ginger. I love it already. Nose is light malt and light citrus wheat and ginger. As it warms some banana and lemon. Itís pretty subtle. The taste is awesome with a full wheat base against the spicy ginger and the gentle hops. Even had a bit of toasted bread in the finish. Itís creative and not the usual fare. Itís slightly sweet and mouthfeel is soft and pleasant with a bit of citrus to wash it down. No alcohol on the palate it finishes simple and pale. Wheat is a refreshing beer and with the ginger itís both warming and crisp. Sensational and very original. I paired this with striped bass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (374) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass. The smell is sweet with a nice light ginger flavor and some hints of lemon zest and corriander. The taste is pretty close to ginger ale and has a good ammount of carbonation to give it a fissy flavor as well. Lemon flavor pokes out a bit with a slight honey flavor as well. The feel of this beer is really light and enjoyable. The carbonation is like a soda a bit so it does remind you of ginger ale a bit. Goes down easy and is quite thirst quenching.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (356) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
A perfect beer for autumn, it pours a golden honey color, with a prominent ginger aroma. Ginger and honey come through on the taste as well, as does a slight citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
22oz Bottle. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a big white head. Smells nice, like lots of fresh ginger, with a touch of yeast and citrus underneath. Taste has bitter yeast and citrus, with a background of ginger thatís not nearly as appealing as the aroma. Finish is a bit underwhelming, thin with an unsatisfying bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigHoss (162) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bright yellow color, and I smell ginger, clove, white bread. I taste ginger, yeast, orange, and a bitterness of hops in the finish. Almost like a beer ginger ale, decent beer.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2012
A very quaffable beer; has enough body and strength to pair with food, or enjoy alone. Had on tap at Plan B, aroma of - you guessed it - ginger; some spice and malt in there as well. Flavor follows the aroma. Itís a solid summer brew. Of the three 100 Barrel series Iíve had this year (Spruce Tip ale, Maple wheat, and Ginger wheat), this has been by far the best and most balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jabersquawk (7) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Ginger lends earthy quality to the subtle flavor of the wheat. Lots of ginger in the nose. Well-balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewkennedy (4) - - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
I'm not a big wheat drinker (unless I'm in Germany) mainly due to wheat beer burnout in my formative drinking years. That being said, I really dug this beer-- a wheat foundation with some complex lemon, ginger, and honey notes that makes this a crisp and interesting drink. Note: this was listed as #42 on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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