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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Hot on the heels of our challenging summer release Hoppy Hefe comes our Mad Brewers winter offering Ginger Chops Alcoholic Ginger Ale. ďHave these guys gone truly batty?Ē I hear you say! Well, let me assure you our Mad Brewers are not into following the current trend of sickly sweet ginger ďbeersĒ which are suddenly flooding the market. But it set our furtive minds fermenting. Ginger is a wondrous aromatic & warming culinary spice which can be a great flavouring ingredient when carefully crafted into the brewing bill. The trouble with most alcoholic ginger ďbeersĒ is they are not really beers. So we Mad Brewers thought it was time to put that right. This winterís off beat concoction brings you the warming glow of spicy ginger, layered on an authentic beer brew boasting a full lashing of malted wheat & barley, rounded out with the subtle addition of an aromatic Australian honey. It wonít cure the common cold, but itís sure to keep your innards warm this winter, while you doze off and dream of all things ginger. True to our Mad Brewers ethos of pushing the boundaries we found no need to dial up the alcohol & hops to light your fire this winter. Ginger Chops comes in at a moderate 4.2% abv. & with a bitterness of 12 BU.

HopRedHead's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopRedHead (354) - Perth, - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 They named this after me, thatís reason enough to give it 5 out of 5. Most people think they named it after me due to my fire-like ginger hair but this isnít true at all. I have the Guinness Book of World Records longest ginger pubes weighing in at a whopping 628 kilograms and over 6.6 metres in length. I have to keep them on a leash otherwise things can get a bit out of hand with the ladies. They are more attracted to my ginger pubes than hippies to a bong off. Crazy stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
Probably the worst drink I have ever had which incorporates ginger. Shit is an understatement. So fucking shit!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KeefOz (906) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
Poured a clear amber colour with any head dissipating very quickly. No lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma dominated by ginger such that no other aromas can be detected. Taste of artificial ginger with a hint of sourness about it. Light body, bordering on watery. While drinkable itís not one Iíd try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours dark amber with a fading head. Nose shows heavy ginger and some honey. Smells like ginger bread. Honey and ginger as flavours too. Not bad but a bit too sweet with no balancing bitterness. Body feels watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
Pretty average stuff, not terrible but nothing notably good about this beer. Almost tastes like a Ginger Cordial.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kat_gregg (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
Was expecting more for taste, very bland, no sweetness or fiullness of flavor. Not something I will be buying again unless something is done about the taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hawthorne00 (2431) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Orangish brown with a soft drink-like that fizzes away to nothing in a few seconds. Aroma of mature ginger, brown sugar, kaffir lime leaves. Nice. Then itís a letdown. Thin and flat mouthfeel. Very slight sweetness, only a little ginger, some citrus. And then at the finish, itís pleasant again - dry, mild ginger, gentle citrus. Itís quite good apart from when youíre actually drinking it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3383) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2012
330ml bottle. Cler deep amber colour with a noisey white head that settles quickly. There is certainly a lot more colour than most other ginger beers I have had. Familiar dry earthy aroma and similar flavour. Dry on the palate without the burn that some ginger beers have.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2012
this beer had potential. mad brewers can knock up a decent whacky brew, see hoppy heff, and i dont mind ginger in my lager type beers, see monteiths summer ale. that said, ginger chops is a failure. way to lite on all flavours, could really do with a large dose of maltyness. worse than that is the horrible artificial sweetner flavour and mouthfeel. imagine watering down diet ginger ale, letting it go flat, and adding a little vodka. this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyobon (919) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
(bottle) Clear amber, no head. Aroma has gentle ginger notes with a hint of candy. Medium body, light carbonation. The flavour is disappointingly bland. Thereís quite a nice start balancing citrusy tang, honey and hints of ginger, but it falls away to a bready vaguely gingery flat middle and finish. Overall itís bland - unexciting but inoffensive.

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