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Samuel Adams Traditional Ginger Honey Ale



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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Smells sweet and ginger-y. Murky yellow body with thin-to-non-existent head. tastes slightly sweet, thin, and watered down with ginger and honey. It’s okay, but a little thin and not as sweet as it could be. It was definitely worth trying though. Again, points for historical interest and originality...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nice sweet ginger and lemon peel aroma, almost like an herbal cough drop. The flavor is a nicely balanced blend between honey, ginger, and lemon zest. Earthy, tangy, and slightly acidic finish. This is not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Hazy, rich gold color with a thin, white head. Huge ginger and honey nose, a nice medicinal/herbal quality that lessens after it sits and the lemon balm aroma comes to the fore. All of the aroma components are in the flavor profile with the addition of a grainy, malty character towards the end of the profile that lets you know you are drinking beer and not one of the alco-pops (Smirnoff, Mikes, et all)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Pours gold and hazy with a big white creamy head. Smells pleasant with ginger, lemons, honey, more underlying fresh ginger and sweet malt. Tastes of ginger, honey and grass with some sweet malty elements. Light and drinkable. Thankfully this does not drink like ginger ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2006
12oz bottle pours bright amber and fairly clear with a fair offwhite head that stayed pretty well. Aromas of ginger, lemon peel, and some yeast. flavor is ginger, lots of honey, a touch of yeast and a little lemon. Palate is light and airy and somewhat refreshing.. This really wasn’t too bad and could be enjoyed in the summer as a refresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2006
While this is trash as well it is not near as bad as the mouthwash, minty garbage that is the 1790 root beer or whatever its called. This one is yellow, very light in color. Has a hint of ginger and becomes overly sweet. Not very good really. If theres any Sam Adams you want to try then steer away from this one and find another one. I think it could be refreshing if enjoyed in the right conditions. After coming off the 1790 though, piss would taste good to me. I like the experimental aspect of these beers though, so I give BBC credit for that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2006
From the Brewer Patriot 4pk. Pour nice slightly cloudy yellow/tan with decent white head. Aroma is of very mellow ginger with sweet lemon and a little breadiness. Flavor is surprisingly full and sweet with an initial ginger honey mix leading to sweet/tart lemony ginger fading to a little bitter/breadiness. Considering other honey and/or ginger flavored beers, this is quite good and isnt bad in its own. Plus, it gets historical appreciation points.

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