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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Traditional Ginger Honey Ale
Date: 10/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta

cloudy orange, whispy white head, traces of drippy lace, sweet aroma with a sharp ginger bite, strong ginger flavor, touch of lemon character without being tart, hint of honey sweetness, touch of spicy character, light bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2007
12 fl oz. Bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with little off-white head. Ginger and slight citric nose. Citric and ginger flavoured, mellow. Same in the finish. Nice but has no lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Cloudy, pale amber golden with tiny impurities and an off-white head. Distinct aroma of citrus and ginger. Medium body, lightly sweet caramel and fruit and again distinct flavours of ginger. Drinkable indeed. 180807

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Hazy orange color with minimal head. Malt and a surprising amount of ginger on the head. A surprising amount of ginger flavor survived the brewing process but dominated the honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy golden-orange color. There was lots of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Head was thin, white, and didn’t leave any lace behind. Aroma was of biscuity malt and ginger ale. Delicately sweet up front with a distinct ginger bite at the end that lingered. Flavor was reminiscent of ginger ale with a touch of lemon. Interesting, but wouldn’t go out of my way to get more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2007
clear golden with little head. the aroma is not for me. ginger for sure but it smells too medicinal for my tastes. sweet ginger flavor. yep its got ginger AND honey it. next please.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Hazy pale yellow color with a big white head. Ginger aroma. Strong ginger flavor with some honey and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
A hazy golden ale with a thick white head. Aroma of seet malt, honey and ginger, with light sulfury notes. In mouth, refreshing concoction with sweet spiced honey, the ginger lingering throughout but restrained. Overall, an interesting brew. Bought in Oswego, Nov. 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle sampled on 2/21/07: Pours a clear pale golden with a thin ring of wispy white head. Warming honey sweet aroma has a touch of ginger spice. Starts mildly earthy and sweet, drying toward a warming honey finish. Does not hide its modest alcohol very well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of ginger and honey. Taste is all ginger with a touch of honey. This is as far as I got because I instantly poured it down the drain.

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