DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with big head. Aroma of caramel malts, fruity ginger oils. The taste is caramel malty, with a defined ginger component, and some slight yeasty hops and apricots.
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle.
Pours a dark copper with a fair bit of floating debris and a huge white head.
Though surprisingly weak on the nose (basically, stale cardbord and very little ginger), the flavor is rich and interesting. Pickled ginger weaves in and out of a rich and mildly sweet nut-and-honey malt, teased and amplified by soft dry hopped notes of bitterness that flicker in and out of the caramel.
This is vastly better than the only other ginger-added beer that Iíve tried, St. Peters Ginger and Lemon. Iím not sure itís going to become a regular in my refridgerator, but it is interesting and enjoyable.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark beautiful copper orange maroon. Nice fluffy off white head. Nose is spicy, possibly some ginger, mixed with molasses and nutmeg. Not getting as much ginger as everyone else, pehaps it was an older bottle. But what I did get was an awesome dark and crystal malt backbone. Man was this rich in that department. Flavors of molasses and brown sugar tone down the faint hint of gingerbread. Yum yum. Leave it to the Japs to make a well done ginger brew.
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy dark amber colour. Spicy, gingery aroma with a malt background that blends caramel and molasses in seamlessly like a liquid gingerbread cookie. Massive ginger taste, quite a bit of spice and accompanying astringency. Did I ever mention that spiced beers are a bitch to brew well? Overly gingery, also a bit yeasty, which muddies things up too much. Itís like - ok, thereís a strong ginger stamp on this beer but why? What is this going to do for me? Ardunno.
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:Hazy cooper with chunk of yeats,small withe head...
Flavor:Good mixe of maltiness and ginger......
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle. Cloudy copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of ginger with some malty sweetness. Flavor is nice - light and crisp but with a malty sweetness, and of course, the ginger. But the ginger is not overpowering, just part of the flavor.
patrick767 (3567) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 3 Floydís brewpub - Pours copper with a thin, lingering head. The aroma is fruity and of course ginger. The flavor starts mildly sweet and with plenty of ginger spice. It finishes quite hoppy and dry. The spices linger pleasantly. This is good. Iíve only had a handful of Asian beers and this is the first one I liked. The others were boring lagers like Tsing Tao.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. The body was a cloudy medium copper color. The head was frothy and khaki. The aroma is fresh grated ginger with some nutmeg. There is also some fresh cut wood. Certainly an enticing aroma. The taste is certainly bright and lively with some spicy ginger. There is also a little hint of dry wood in the finish. While the ginger is strong, it is not overwhelming. A little one dimensional yet interesting.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brownish-burgundy with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of holiday mulling spices, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamin, caramel, and toffee. Taste of vinous malts, drippingly sweet caramel, and estery alefruits: apples and cherries. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied (sweet and sticky) with lush carbonation. This was a bit disappointing, the ginger was not intense and the flavors were a bit muddied.
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed ruby-copper. Powerfully intense ginger aroma. Ern is right on with cedar and nutmeg as well. They certainly didnít skimp on the ginger, powerfully intense. Malty, rich with a pleasing sweetness. Ginger is well balanced and nicely integrated. Long complex spicy finish.