philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
High Five Hefe--[ginger honey wheat}--malt beverage brewed & flavored w/ honey & wheat. 2009--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 10 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Ginger. Rich loose fresh sediment. Lacy dense rich white head. Cloudy bright pretty lemon orange color. Rich ginger wheat ester front. Crisp mild sweet dry honey ginger wheat rich creamy mild crusty Hefe body. Dry quenching balanced citrus ginger spice mild hop end. Sampled 7/8/2009. 2 @ $3.99.
19Ei8hty (1124) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was prepared to give this the Low Five as I had yet to find a decent brew that used ginger. Very simple drink - everything you read on the label is upfront and evident: bready wheat backbone with soft ginger spice notes and a strong but mild honey essence that blends well with the banana hints. Really nice summer drink - I could put away a few of these on a hot day,
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/17/09 from 22oz bottle. Aroma is heavily bready/wheaty, with just a touch of ginger that gives it an almost citrus character. Appearance is a hazy blend of straw, orange and tan, like unpasteurized honey with a medium maintained white head. Flavor is very bready, but without the yeasty notes one might expct from an American wheat beer; itís all sweet grain in this one, with ginger coming through in the slightly sour finish to just barely amp up the very mild bittering. Overall, a diferent brew that takes a couple of adjucts and uses them to compliment some natural malt character rather than sharpen it to where itís unrecognizeable.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours hazy gold with a fading but lacy white head. Aroma of floral hops, lemon and ginger. Medium body, somewhat watery texture with active carbonation. Lightly sweet taste of ginger, honey and wheat. With just a few exceptions, the Wheat Ale category seems to be a sorry, rag-tag collection of bland, pedestrian, lame-ass gateway brews. This is one of the exceptions to the rule. Interesting.!
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazed light golden pour, white head thatís rather small for a hefe. Ginger on the nose, along with lemon and honey. Very gingery flavor, light, slightly creamy feel to it. Iím a huge fan of ginger candies, and this has a similar flavor: strong sweetness and a gingery bite, plus some citrus character behind it. Thereís also a little clove and banana hefe character, but itís pretty hidden behind the gingeriness. This isnít great as a hefe, but itís a very good ginger beer.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sweet with hints of ginger. This beer is a rich, golden color. The flavor continues the sweet ginger aroma with a little bit of citrus.
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours golden with suprisingly no cloudyness, In my opinion a Hefe should be cloudy to the point of not being able to see through the beer, This beer appears to be filtered. The aroma is refreshing, ginger, lemon, and spruce or pine. I usually donít like ginger but this beer is very good flavorwise, it also has a nice lemony flavor to is which mellows the ginger. After a few strong Stouts this beer hits the spot.
5000 (5645) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Muddy golden, lots of sediment floating about, thin whispy head, no lacing.   Probably sat on
this too long.   Spicy nose, noticeable Ginger, also seems like some pink peppercorn.   Smooth sweet gingery
flavor right up front, somewhat wheaty... body is somewhat flat.   Yeah, has a sweet wheat like aspect without
being heavy.   Unfortunately lacks carbonation.   Ginger adds a nice touch.   Finish reminds me of an aged
Belgian Ale, very musty and basement like.   I was totally thinking this was going to be a boring American Wheat
Ale, but instead this turned out to be more of a treat.   I can tell that even tho I sat on this one too long that
it would have been stellar if I tried it when I initially bought it.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Ginger, honey wheat. Aroma had some nice floaral notes, a bit of honey, couldnít really pick up the ginger that much, but the banana and bubblegum presence of a wheat was there, but not overpowering. Flavor was nice and floral, some good wheat characteristics. Pretty decent beer.
after4ever (5739) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a murky medium amber with peachy overtones. Fizzy white head that fades quickly away. Big nose of bubble gum, cloves, a bit of banana, and some light nutty wheatness. Crisp fizzy body, maybe a little too fizzy, and a little on the light side. But refreshing, and probably aimed at summer, so weíll let that slide. Thereís a ton of clove again on the mid-palate, definitely too much, and that bubble gum is out of place. The banana is nice enough but has to fight with the bubble gum. Feels like a little bit of piney PNW hop might be in there, which is kinda weird, but I might be reacting to the harsh bubble gum fizz on my tongue. These flaws would probably be forgivable with some sloppy bbq, where the fizz would have something to fight against, but, sitting all alone in a glass against the world, they stand out as irregularities more than character. Bummer, because thereís probably something here if they can dial it.