Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Flat nose. Tastes very bland. Not a whole lot of ginger flavor. Good slight sweetness on the back end. Not bad but this is the epitome of boring.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well they said that it had ginger in it, so I canít complain about that. But I guess that, while I like those little slices of ginger that go along with sushi, I can do without it in my beer. The bottom line is that this looks like a decent lager, and tastes like a decent lager except with ginger in it. So if you really like ginger, then you would really like this beer; if you really hated ginger, then you would hate this beer. Iím sorta in the middlle of the scale on this one.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much substance here! watery plain ale with hints of ginger and coriander leaving me wanting more taste. Too plain. Too watery. No malt to speak of.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
medium to deep golden/caramel color, thin not lasting head. caramel and lots of (surprise) ginger and spice. flavor is moderately citrus and lots caramelly with very slight spice.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I like my spice/herb/veg beers wtih a bit more mouthfeel -- something to chew on, and this was lacking. Mostly ginger spices, some cinnamon, perhaps corriander. Not too bitter, and only moderately sweet. The watery texture really put me off.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange gold color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and spicy, with ginger being the main component. A medium bodied ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. But, it is the ginger flavors that grab you from the start, then kind of fade in the middle and is subtly there at the finish. Nice beer, a whole lot better than I expected it to be. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is spicy.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft. I actually liked this beer. For what it tries to be, itís pretty successful, IMO. Nice Ginger aroma and flavor. This would be a good hot weather beer, or it would be nice w/ stir fry.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium head, gold. Dried ginger root aroma . Meaty ginger, some sweet malt was sitting at the bottom .Light citric aftertaste.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Buttery ginger aroma. Clear golden amber with thin white head that recedes to ring. Mild ginger balances nicely with mild grain. Somewhat lifeless. Not overwhelming but ok. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Mondial de la Biere 2004. Bright gold / amber colour with a thin white head. Light grassy and ginger aroma. Slightly ginger and spicy flavours. Dry and thin mouthfeel.