daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from case and keg in Boca. Pours a hazyamber color with a light whitish head. Aroma is full of fresh ginger and pale malts. Flavor hits with too much ginger. As the beer warms the ginger subsides a bit and you can get some fruity malts and hops. Overall an interesting beer...but not one I would drink again.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo’s Febmergency Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Solid brown-orange with a thin white head. Big ginger aroma and that Hitachino cedar. Taste is ginger, citrus, oranges.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is of ginger and malts. Flavor is all ginger with some other spices. Drinkable in small doses.
Lowe1983 (1390) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty strong of ginger and some sweet malts. Flavor is of ginger, with a hint of some hop flavor. Finishes slightly bitter with plenty of ginger as well.
decaturstevo (5459) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour with a hint of orange. Off white head and lace. Large ginger aroma dominates. Semi sweet malt, ginger, and a hint of bitter. Aggressive carbonation. An overall drinkable beer.
zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Cloudy orange pour with a puffy white head. Aroma is light with a very strong hint of ginger and some light malts and sugar. Flavor is a ton of ginger at the start that mixes with some other random spices, I think I detected cloves, malts, and some light hops at the end. Finishes spicy with a lot of ginger lingering.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Lithy for sharing this one at decaturstevo’s Februmergency Tasting.
Pours a hazy dark orange/amber with an off-white head.
Tobacco & leather aroma.
I didn’t smell or taste any ginger, but it was getting late in the tasting.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Febmergency tasting. Pours amber with beige head. The aroma is candied ginger, some sugar, and a little bit of chemical burn. The flavor is ginger, some various spices, chalky caramel. Semi-dry finish. Not very exciting.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber that smells, well, like Ginger ale. Tastes of Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses with a tart citrus finish.
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at decaturstevo’s Februmergency Tasting for those of us that missed out on Sexual Chocolate ’09 thanks to lithy. Translucent reddish amber with small light tan head. Massive ginger aroma with a sweet kick to it. Flavor is of course ginger, but with some spicy clove and vanilla. Good for what they are trying to do, but I’m just not a fan of ginger beers.