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Harpoon Gingerbread Dunkelweisse

Harpoon Gingerbread Dunkelweisse
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed exclusively for Whole Foods Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (1008) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Poured from bottle light brown color with a thin head. Aroma of spice, molasses and sugar. Taste is interesting slightly spicy with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrJGR629 (1) - Grandview Heights, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
This beer has an interesting taste. Not too over-powering with the ginger........not a bad UFO option for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (686) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2014
On tap at the Vermont brewery: Pours amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of spices, molasses, ginger, and sugar. Taste is mild gingerbread, spices, and cereal malts. Medium body, medium carbonation. Too sweet, itís ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Tap. Red brown pour. Ginger, caramel, herb. Medium body. Spicy, medium carbonation. Short sweet bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft at the Sunset Grill and Tap in Alston, MA. Poured an orange amber with a thin white head. Well it smelled like cookie dough, gingerbread, spices, and hay field. The taste was similar with medium light body, spices, and obviously ginger bread. Finish is spices and bread. Moderate carbonation. Overall interesting, but not my favorite to drink on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Aromas of ginger spice and toast. Ruby-brown with a moderately lasting off-white head. Dry, floral, a lot of ginger, balance is a little ginger-forward. Light-medium bodied, refreshing mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft. Poured a hazy dark brown color with a n average tan head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate spice and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Tulip on tap at Keystone in Hyde Park. Labeled "Ginger Dunkelweiss". Very dark brown / slightly red color. Thin khaki head. Doesnít leave much lace. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of soft. More dry finish. A good light bit of chewiness to the texture. Light hint of chocolate. Nice ginger character... I dunno, it seems kind of ginger bready maybe. Not really though. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Lightly spicy. Solid, interesting easy to sip dunkelweiss. I like experiencing these unique things.... Tastes more like sushi ginger than gingerbread for sure... Mislabel? .... OK so after some reading on the Ratebeer description that the gingerbread version was brewed exclusively for Whole Foods, Iím convinced that this is a different thing and a different entry. Bartender at Keystone was very cool. He ran down to the keg cooler to check the keg collar for me. ..... OK, sweet, so the manager just informed me that this was a surplus keg intended for Whole Foods, but they turned it down for whatever reason and it ended up here at Keystone. Itís got to be the gingerbread version then. Mystery solved. Glad I investigated this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, raisin, toasted wheat, ginger, cinnamon. The taste is caramel, raisin, toasted wheat, graham cracker, ginger and other spices in the finish. Medium bodied. Everyone Iíve heard talk about this says it sucks, but I found it to be pretty solid.

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