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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional Ginger Honey Ale is an authentic brew that can be traced back to the ginger brews of the late 1700s. In fact, records show that Thomas Jefferson and his wife brewed 15 gallons of ginger beer with fresh lemons and honey every two weeks for daily consumption. Following that tradition, Samuel Adams Traditional Ginger Honey Ale is a highly effervescent beer that is brewed with authentic ingredients from the colonial era, such as fresh ginger puree, lemon peel and wildflower honey. Pale golden in color, the brew has a subtle maltiness with a floral, sweet honey finish. The sweetness of the Traditional Ginger Honey Ale is the perfect partner for sweet and spicy foods alike. We recommend pairing it with a glazed honey ham, Chinese spareribs, or baklava.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Golden with a fizzy head. Smells of spices, clove with a little caramel. Flavor is smooth with lots of ginger, fruity with little hops. Finish is still smooth with a bite of bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle in the hotel lobby after the RB Best Awards. Thanks to whoever brought these four old Sam Adams - never expected to see them, as they must be just about exctinct in the wild by now. Pours a barely cloudy gold with a head that only amounts to a small ring. Plenty of ginger left, with honey, tea, lemon, grass, and a faint toasted malt. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, tea-like mouthfeel. I’m sure this was much better a decade ago, but the remnants still add up to something interesting.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Golden. Ginger, caramel, oxidation. Sweet. Light-bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (8776) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. The aroma is faint ginger. Thin mouth, honey, grain, sweet, off finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"i’m a sucker for ginger, so i may appreciate this beer more than most. while the strange flavor, for a beer anyway, may make it so i wouldn’t drink one everyday, it was pretty good. GREAT balance with the honey and ginger. quite refreshing."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
24th July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy brown beer. Crisp palate. Nice blend of lemon and honey with ginger coming and adding bite. Finshes with a little carbonated bite. Unusual tasting beer. Spicy sweet lemon marmalade! Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (13502) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
It’s pretty much all ginger here. Light bodied. Nose of honey and ginger spice. Taste is ginger spice with more ginger and some ginger spice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2009
An interesting beer.....light, fresh aroma of ginger and honey, along with some lemon. Flavor is primarily ginger, but the sweetness of the honey is detectable, as is the malt and lemon, but that is more in the background. Quite carbonated. A unique brew that is not altogether unpleasant.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to daknole, October 2006. Dark brown orange with enormous clumps of brown yeasties. A thin white head. Aroma is mostly ginger with some clover honey presence. Taste is almost all ginger. Depends on your taste for ginger.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Well this beer sucked ass. Tasted like someone took a sprite and poured an ounce of bud and fresh ginger in it. YUCK.


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