Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Sounded very interesting, but reminded me of a less flavorful pumpkin or holiday ale. I just felt that the pale ale style wasn’t complex enough for the ginger to work well with. It wasn’t that it was bad, just not as good as I was expecting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark yellow with nice carbonation and a small, sudsy, white head that mostly lasted. There wasn’t much head there, but it didn’t go away quick. The aroma was mostly ginger. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter, while the finsh was moderately sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter and sour with an average duration. The flavor was mostly ginger but there was also amlost a little lemony too with just a little hop bitterness. The light to medium body was I guess gingery with fizzy carbonation with a slighlty metallic finish.
Itzjerm (2218) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of ginger on nose and on the tongue. A nice spice beer. Clean crisp and very herbal.
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furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LaBodega, clear Amber beer, nice white head. Aroma is ginger. apples, malt. Taste is lemon, malt, ginger, grapefruit. Palate is light, carbonation moderate. This is good, but kinda watery.
Michael27 (695) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Frisch vom Hahn im Hopfenreich. Es ist wirklich gingerbetont. Ansonsten wenig aufregend.
johnnnniee (3734) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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Deep golden bordering on amber. Huge ginger on the nose with some faint sweet bready caramel maltiness underneath. Very herbal and a bit distracting imho. Reminds me of a cough drop, not a fan.
Bulk_Carrier (3626) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 This was poured into a nonic.
The appearance was a glossy to hazy burnt off orange to bent amber color. Some transparency. Light carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Filmy little bit of a white head.
The smell had the spicy ginger root up front. Sly little bit of citrus hops. Nicely "carrying" sweet caramel to toffee malt backing up to rye aroma nicely.
The flavor takes all of the aromas to blend at a nice pace. Rides all together on into the aftertaste and a semi-quick finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Fairly decent sessionability about it.
Overall, as a "ginger" beer, I see nothing wrong with it. Me, I’d definitely come back to this. Great stuff
closey22 (1628) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Amber thin rimming white head; aroma is ginger sine sweet malty notes ; flava is ginger with malt graininess; feels light slight fizz; finishes dry malty with notes of ginger throughout.
biirusaikou (2477) - - JUL 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at DC Gotanda. Very light ginger notes, minimal sweet malt base, fairly watery on the palate... Unnecessary import really...
StefanSD (2352) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful looking translucent bronze color with a small white head that soon fades to a fine ring. The aroma features dried ginger, as opposed to fresh ginger, and there is a touch of musty earthiness. The taste featured the same dried ginger as detected in the nose, and there is a touch of cooked vegetables. The malt base was thin and weak, The finish short and dry. Overall: meh
NikkTwist (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bru Craft. Clear golden orange with strawberry highlights. Soapy white foam. Not much lace. Reasonably strong ginger but not overpowering. Well balanced with medium caramel malts. Juicy but watery body. Hints of peach, lemongrass, straw and duck sauce. Not that complex but not as awful as other reviews here might suggest.
Voodoo (555) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear deep golden with little head and disappears quickly.....aroma is ginger spice, pine.......taste is perfume, ginger, falls off quickly, thin mouthfeel. Good idea, badly executed.