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Merchant Ale House Ginger Beer
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Brewed by Merchant Ale House / Murray Street Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Saint Catharines, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Had @ the Merchant Ale House in St Catherines, Canada - drinking this beer on draft .. . pours a vibrant deep orange amber .. great flowing foam .. . pure sweet ginger nose! .. so tasty, didn’t think i liked ginger so much, very tasty and pure .. . awesome awesome brew!! .. . . nice 1st goal for RvP for united! 3-1 vs fulham at the half!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerlfry (32) - - OCT 12, 2011
Has the aroma of ginger ale, slightly bitter flavour with the gingery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap at the ale house, pours a hazy brownish. colour, the taste is very very gingery, almost too much but yet it is very drinkable, it tastes a lot like ginger ale the pop. very good offering

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
it delivers what it promises...ginger. the ginger kind of makes it refreshing though. nothing offensive.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Aroma was very strong in the ginger department, very little if anything from anything else. Looked slightly hazy. Reddish brown in colour. Small white head. Tasteed similar to the nose. Very big ginger flavour, but not much else to back it up. It was real, fresh ginger I’m sure, and if you’re a big fan of ginger than you might take to this more than I did. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Served too cold. Overall, nice to try, but not something I could drink much of. I will order it again though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1537-20080719] Tap. Gingersnap aroma has strong notes of slices of ginger. Slightly hazy, light amber brown body with a small medium-lasting creamy white head. Tangy thin slices of ginger and flower yeast flavour. Medium body. Not repeatable but interesting to try!
(@ Merchant Ale House; St. Catherines, ON)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiomgb (2364) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
On tap at the Merchant Ale House. Murky orange-brown in colour, very thin white head, no lace. The aroma was of sweaty gym socks, ginger, slightly sweet. The flavour was of ginger mainly but there was some malt and sugary sweetness. Dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes dry, malty, lingering.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
Orangey amber body, no head. Sweet ginger - chinese food like reminders. Vaguely fruity flavour, pleasant moderate ginger is oddly sweet. Reminds me a bit of carrot cake for some reason. Average palate bordering on thin. Interesting beer, but doesn’t really do much for me. Worth trying though.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Amber color, thin ring of off white head. Lighter aroma, ginger is definitely in there and as radiomgb noted "sweaty gym socks." Flavor is relatively mild, some malt, ginger and it kind of falls flat. Pretty boring beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Amber w/ ring of pale tan foam. Mild aroma of ginger w/ light peppery notes. Light, watery feel. Surprisingly bland flavour of candy-ish malt & ginger. A mild spicy, pepper-like burn develops in the finish.


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