fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared at Lost Abbey release. Now see, I can drink this even though many people didn’t like it. I think I really like the Spice Herb Style beers. Spicy ginger aromas with the honey making a serious appearance in the flavor. Pretty tasty.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent beer, but man it was ugly. Lots of gloppy mess with yeast sediment and what I thought were ginger pieces. It has a strong ginger aroma with a taste like slightly fizzy ginger tea. Sweet in flavor and finish. Lots of sweet ginger. Respectable beer.
Sandman2222 (42) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ginger, honey, and lemon, a real nice tasting brew. Really well balanced, especially for being nearly 2 years out of date. Unfortunately out of production as it was a limited edition.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was just too much for me to handle. This had an aroma of lemon balm tea, slightly like a cough syrup would have. Overspiced, and imbalanced, this is almost undrinkable.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Honey and ginger aroma with some type of adjunct coming through. Flavor is strong honey up front with some lemon fading to slight ginger and more adjunct and a little lingering lemon flavor. Clear light gold pour with a small white head and some sediment. Body is thin and watery.
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(thx 2 Rick) 13 month old bottle - "Muddy pale amber, brief head, lots of sediment. Light ginger aroma. Fairly sweet with rounded, oily mouthfeel. Besides the ginger and honey there is not a whole lot going on. Finishes with low bitterness and a slight ginger taste."
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Spicy aroma, fresh ginger. Cloudy yellow colour with lots of small floaties. The flavour is mostly sweet, with a hint of ginger.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden pour with tons of sediment. Very little lacing. Did enjoy this, the Ginger was not overpowering. This is not something I would venture out to find again.
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Muddy pale amber, brief head, lots of sediment. Light ginger aroma. Fairly sweet with rounded, oily mouthfeel. Besides the ginger and honey there is not a whole lot going on. Finishes with low bitterness and a slight ginger burn.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Given that this was an attempt at a historical brew, I have to be a bit liberal in my scoring. I generally thought this was overly bitter. There was not enough sweetness added by the honey to make a good ginger ale (and I’m not talking about the sweet swill that most grocery stores make). It just seemed unbalanced.