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Brewed by Little Valley
Style: Traditional Ale
Hebden Bridge, England

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Light and fresh with a hint of ginger and citrus, makes a delicious aperitif or perfectly accompanies any spicy Indian or Chinese meal. Our first Fairtrade real ale.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lambister (205) - - OCT 29, 2012
50cl bottle. Ginger aroma is intrusive. Pours dark fuzzy liquid and has small wihite head. Sour, pretty bitter taste. Ginger all over the taste that makes it pretty poor brew.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
500ml bottle shared with Finn. Fair off-white head. Deep golden brown coloured body. Mild ginger nose. Mid-dry and mid-sweet flavours of ginger. Short ending. Thin to medium bodied. Drinkable, but unvaried (at Finns, Tromsø 27.05.2014).

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Delt med Rune & vasken under rateseanse på Nerstranda 27 Mai 14. Gyldenbrun. Bra skum som daler raskt. Aroma & smak av ingefær med 0 variasjon. Tørr ettersmak.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
500ml bottle at Stu’s. Pours clear gold, little to no white head. Strong ginger aroma, which doesn’t really deliver on the taste. Light sweet finish. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Golden, spicy ginger on nose, dry toffee, bit watery, light ginger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (442) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
0.5 bottle. Gold, slightly hazy color with a small, off-white head. Aroma is dominated by ginger, seems fresh and spicy, very much like the marinated one used when eating sushi; not much besides that, a little hint of floral notes. Taste is saturated with ginger as well, other than that it is slightly malty with typical hay flavors. Medium body, oily texture, and lively carbonation. Finish is long and exactly like the taste with the exception of a delicate bitterness appearing towards the end. Overall the beer is really unusual, seems very much as if one was eating marinated ginger; it even leaves a spicy, cleansing sensation in one’s mouth. It does require some balancing in my opinion.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jpkeskinen (196) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
From a bottle at a friend’s. The taste is strongly gingery so that most of the other features stay hidden.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
back (1297) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Gylden uklar skum råhvid Ingefær citrus korn metallisk Bitter moderat sød lidt Livlig oile @home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fellebag (734) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
50cl bottle. Very small white head disappearing. Clear peach color. Aroma of ginger ale and hops. Taste is flowers and ginger ale with perfume.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
Medium white head. Clear amber body. Spicy fresh ginger aroma with vague fruity notes. Dry spicy gingery taste with soapy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, faintly hot mouthfeel. Dryish spicy gingery aftertaste with papery cardamom notes. The basic flavour is really, really close to shop-bought ginger freshly sliced. Nice, drinkable, perhaps a little bit lacking in complexity, but the ginger flavour is well preserved. (0.5l bottle, from Toft Vin, Copenhagen.)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nilz (371) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival on 12/9/13 as ’Ginger Pale Ale’. Ginger very much to the front in this, spicy.


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