drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow so there is not a whole lot to say about this one.
I appreciate the innovation here but it just doesn’t come together for me. The Belgian yeast is certainly on the nose and transcends to the front of the pallet.
After that this one fizzles out as I get no sweetness from the honey or anything else for that matter. The high abv makes this feel a bit warm and also lacks any much in terms of drinkability.
weihenweizen (2888) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear deep golden with no head. Aroma is ginger, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is ginger and some honey.
chinchill (3878) - South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml.2013 bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Lightly hazy dark amber with semi-durable head.
Aroma: floral notes; a hint of honey, bubblegum, biscuits and faint citrus.
Flavor: sweet baked bread, honey, faint citrus and wheat. The ginger is subdued and barely shows even in the aftertaste. A bit sweet, as expected.
Feel: Medium body; medium-low carbonation.
O: honey is subdued but pervasive, being evident in the nose and taste, and even seeming to lend a hand in coloration. Compared to my hopes for this beer, it is slightly high in sweetness and a bit low in complexity.
rodj69 (4) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer that comes as described. Love the balance of the ginger and honey as together it does help to deliver a nice earthy beer. The taste brings with it thoughts of this being a good beer to enjoy outside around nature. Good copper hue and a nice smooth finish.
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a short white head. Aroma of honey, yeast and ginger. Flavor was sweet with honey, ginger, yeast, candi sugar and had notes of pepper.
BREWMUSKCLES (2514) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit like an abbey but with an infusion of ginger and blossom honey that marginally works. thinner dry carbonation and lighter body and an extra hit of ginger in the finish.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 7-30-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a small semi-fizzy ivory head with a short retention, transparent amber body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is honey, ginger, spice, fruity, floral, and earthy. The flavor is sweet, malt, earthy, fruity, and honey. This beer has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink given the ABV which is hidden. It is very light bodied for the style along with a very dry finish. This beer is worth trying.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Burnt amber, moderate copper tones with lots of upward racing bubbles; thin, off-white had with decent retention but nothing in the middle. Aroma is characteristically tripel, though with more sweetness in the form of clover honey & Candi sugar, giving off that rich, deep, almost plum-like sweetness. Spices, fruity esters, earth, & a phenolic sting. Lots of white peppery & yeast laden spice on the palate. Touch of apple skin tartness & sweetness, also some white grape. Lots of bread, spicy yeast, biscuits, & a big finishing sweetness of honey, clove, & Candi sugar. Ginger. Wow, lots of ginger comes out with warmth. Big-time ginger root finish by the end of my glass. Some phenolic alcohol & slight medicinal tones clash with the awkward sweetness. A sipping beer, for sure. It’s okay, but not great.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
What a disappointment from a great brewery! Did not like anything about this beer!
vikingguy (1034) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold. The aroma of ginger is prominent. Taste - as expected, honey and ginger. Thick, oily texture. Malty. Low hops. This is pretty good but the ginger just overpowers.
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csaso (1991) - Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - big foamy head, nice medium copper/amber color, fruity ester aroma and flavor, sweet malt and honey backbone, fair hop balance - pretty good overall
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