blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Ginger features in the aroma, with sweet malt and iced tea. The flavor has ginger, sweet malts, and herbal notes. Decent.
laerm (1) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I first had this brew seven or eight years ago while visiting friends in Philly. I thought it was one of the more repugnant things I’d ever tasted, with a really thin mouthfeel, but I gave the brewer credit for trying something wacky.
Fast forward to last week, when a friend of mine visited Philly and reported drinking a really awful beer called Monkey Knife Fight, which grabbed his attention based on the name. I said I had tried the same beer many years ago, also because of the name. Imagine my surprise to find the same (somewhat respectable) bar is still serving this monstrosity, and that the brewer is still brewing it! So then I’ve gotta know: who the heck is drinking this stuff?!
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 On Draft at Nodding Head. Pours a piss clear yellow with no head. The aroma is some lemon and something else...maybe ginger. Taste is definitely lemon with some gingery notes in the finish. Easy to drink, but different. RERATE: Pours light yellow body with a flowery yankee candle aroma. Mouthfeel is pungent and dry with terrible notes of ginger and the candle. This was my least favorite of the flight that day.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - part of sampler at brewery. This is an unusual beverage. Not bad, but definitely a touch on the different side. The ginger and lemongrass were a little too visible for me. Glad I tried it, but nothing I will seek out again. On a side note, my wife really liked it.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap – Nodding Head. Bright gold, creamy white head. Soft fresh lemony soap aromas ride undercurrents of herbal ginger-like notes. Irish Spring in a glass. Lemon grassiness and sweet ginger flavors balance each other from start to finish. Thoughts of Mellow Yellow crept into mind. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad at all, just not my thing today. I’m guessing paired with Thai food though would make this a huge winner...
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An asian influenced blonde lager you say? Well. Okay. Pours a clear straw. White head. Odd nose. Ahh. I get it. Asian influenced. Lemongrass and ginger in the mix. Full flavor from it that rescues it from being just another boring ass lager. Feel is smooth on carbonation and better than average on the liquid. Overall the lemongrass and ginger make it quite an interesting brew. I like it.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is wheat, ginger, lemon (after reading description). Taste is grain, wheat, ginger/wood, lemon, cream soda, creamy texture. Minimum carbonation.
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, ginger, and lemon grass. Flavor is medium sweet with citrus, ginger, malts, and some honey with a dry malt finish.
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft, ginger-floral aroma. A sophisticated flavor profile -- parched grain, feints at sweetness, a ginger presence but not hot or spicy. Medium-light mouth, lightly bittered, a little starchy tasting. Maybe a bit flatter than it could be, but it appealed to the Thai food lover in me. A good ginger ale. Lemongrass is muted.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear gold, fine white head, streaksof lace,
sweet sharp ginger aroma,
sweet malt flavor, lots of ginger,
a ginger beer with a touch more malt sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20