lillmuffin (56) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong ginger aroma. Half dark amber golden color. Sweet ginger soda-ish taste.
Clearly not for people who dislike the taste of Ginger.
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes like drinking gingernut cookies and very sweet on the palate, so much so that the sweetness from the ginger is a overbearing and dominant.
McTapps (3601) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours out of the bottle in a hazy amber-golden colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of perfume and flowers. Taste of sweet pickled ginger, ginger soda, flowers, rice and leaves. Finishes off like perfume with floral hints. Interesting brew.
rondphoto (1807) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy medium amber with an ivory head that drops to a cover, no lace. Very still. Taste is malt infused with ginger. That pretty much covers everything, as that moves smoothly right to the tail of the finish. It’s an agreeable brew, but lacks complexity. Plus, the ginger thing isn’t quite as satisfying as some English variations I’ve tried.
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A real ginger aroma ,but the ale’s sweetness takes away the ginger in the flavour. A bit disappointing.
danielyabu (1137) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
average offwhite frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. orangeish-amber cloudy thick body. aroma: honey biscuit, malt, taffman. if: moderate sweet. ff: heavy sweet; average duration. palate: medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture, light alcoholic finish. leve picância de gengibre e leve dulçor de chocolate. meio enjoativa, falta algo para balancear. lembra vinho carmenere (leve acidez e tambem dulçor). 70s
Borup (5675) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl. bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, ginger and caramel.
JohnRMurdoch (3198) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Hasegawa Liquor Store, Tokyo Airport. Cloudy medium brown, good head. Mild sweet resin ginger aroma. Bitter sweet barley sugar flavour. Sweet resinous aftertaste. A bit sweet and bland.
bergstaden (1180) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden with a white head - Real good ginger aroma with some sweetness - A very good ginger flavour that is somewhat sweet - Real long ginger finish - This was good
superspak (2447) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24.3 oz bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 3/2012. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of ginger root, caramel, pear, apple, citrus zest, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, grass, light clove, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of ginger, malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, ginger, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, light citrus zest, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, grass, light clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, ginger, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, light clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, ginger, and moderate yeast fruitiness; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced amber ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, ginger, and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.