omhper (17456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. </i> Cloudy deep golden, small but fairly firm head. Spicy hops up front with just a touch of ginger. Dry and crisp with marked spicy hops as it’s most prominent feature. There’s notes of grainy bread before a finish with medium bitterness. A really refreshing well made pilsener with a twist.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden-bronze. The aroma is mainly of pickled ginger and ginger beer. Somewhat spicy, with more bitterness than expected. Fairly thin on the malts. Not terribly well-balanced. I’m sure this idea could be done better.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: January 03, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet malt and ginger aroma
Flavor: bitter malt flavor, touch of sweetness, hint of ginger
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours a thin off white head that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is (saaz) continental hops-spice, herbal, grain. Taste is (saaz) continental hops-spice, herbal, grain/light malt-bready. Dry. OK carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (7620) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber. Golden coloured beer, thin white head. Aroma is more pilsner than ginger. Fairly standard grainy aroma. There is a kiss of herbal/floral hoppiness on the back. Lightly sweet flavour with a touch of gingery spiciness toward the back. Pretty decent, if a bit typical. Nice balance, but I was expecting more ginger from a beer with ginger in the name.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Smitty’s. Turbid golden toward copper pour w 1f white head. Nose is pale malt, spicy ginger, hops. Tastes dry, floral, with Saaz hops, ginger, bready pale malt, and kate tannins. Great with an eggroll.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle shared by jcwattsrugger at the 2008 Richmond Summer Gathering in Williamsburg. Thanks John! Golden pour with almost no head. Fruity aroma with apple notes. Dry, slightly herbal taste. The ginger is almost noticeable here, but comes across as a more generic herbal note. Medium bodied.
jercraigs (6475) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2009-03-20. Golden yellow with a small white head that fades quickly. Mil aroma of muted ginger, pale malts. Flavour is similarly mild, modest ginger presence over muted pale malts, slightly doughy bready character. Average to thin palate. Pretty meh, but could pair nicely with some sushi. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of crisp dry malt, pepper, touches of ginger. Tastes of dry malt, some pepper, spice, ginger. Every beer this brewer has released in my state to date has been really good!
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and tupalev. Hazy gold with a small drizzle of white head. Grassy and tangy aroma - I guess that’s ginger - very delicate malt and some heather softness. The taste is similar, perhaps more pungently grassy, but some light unpleasant plastic character (warm garden hose) emerges as it warms. Everything about the palate is average - body, carbonation, linger ..... not that bad, really.