nearbeer (3722) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml. Murky copper color with a four-finger, lasting head. Spicy citrus and earthy honey aroma is subdued by some slight ginger. Flavor is earthy citrus-resin, caramel, acidic fruit, peppery dried wood, toasted pecan. Thanks goodness the ginger is used mainly as an accent to the rest of the great flavors, only hogging the spotlight slightly in the finish and the aftertaste. Creamy smooth, medium body is tingly and dry on the gingery finish.
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly sweet aroma. Mildly sweet with prominent ginger. A well crafted beer. Interesting palate, soft and light. Gold color and low carbonation. The green bottle is unfortunate.
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Aroma of ginger and hops. Clouded bronze in colour with a frothy head. Decent looking beer. Flavour of hops. ginger. Its tangy, little bit of lemon grass or some sort of spice. I love ginger in everything but this beer wasn’t as good as the last ginger style ale I have had.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky copper color with no head. Strong ginger aroma, with some soy sauce, salt and dry honey. It smells "Japanese", and by that, it reminds me of opening a package of sushi from a local grocery store and taking that first deep smell. Or walking into a sushi bar. The ginger turns a little sour in the taste. Caramel malt and slight candi sugar. Surprisingly very tasty.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota, shared by BDR (formerly brewfiend). Pours a semi-hazed orange amber brew with a thin off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of spiced ginger, flowery hops, yeast funk, and a touch of vinegar. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of strong ginger presence, light bread malt, flowery and grass hops and a touch of alcohol warmth. Finish is a little syrupy more ginger character that overpowers most other flavors. A decent sushi beer if you like ginger.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
murky brown with brownish head. A nice ginger bite on the nose. Strong ginger taste on the body, with the rough finish that I’d expect in a ginger product.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orangish appearance with mild white head. sweet nose. flavor is very unique with a malty sweetness that is immediately dominated by a strong sweet ginger taste. there is a mild hop presence at the end before a very dry finish. a very interesting beer that is definitely worth trying
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thebody of this beer is amber and cloudy topped off with very small head. Definitely has a malty Ginger aroma. Theflavor is sweet but filled with carbonation and syrupy sweetness on the end.
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah. This beer was disappointing. I’ve liked every beer I’ve had from this brewer but this just missed the mark. Aroma was almost nothing. Could pick up some hops with a hint of ginger, but very faint. Pour was a nice deep amber with a one finger off white head. Taste was very thick and chewy. Tasted like sweet cough syrup without the alcohol and just a hint of ginger. A little spiciness in the aftertaste. Very little carbonation. The concept sounded good, but it didn’t carry out.
thegreenrooster (3210) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is a decent amount of hops followed by the ginger. Flavor is more of the ginger but not to the point of being in your face. Finish is very thick and heavy, it may take awhile to get this down. A decent enough beer and something different.