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RATINGS: 261   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
12 oz. bottle from BevMo, consumed fresh just after release in 2006. Pours slightly hazed golden orange with a creamy off white head that leaves thick layers of lace. Not surprisingly this has a strong aroma of ginger with hone evident as well and some lightly bready maltiness. Flavor also dominated by ginger, but very sweet with honey and toasty malts, tart lemon, acidic and floral notes as well. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Another interesting offering from SA in this series. I seem to have liked them better than most people - maybe I could have survived in the early days of the country. Wait, no Ratebeer then? Guess I wouldn’t want to try afterall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Light orange gold color - ALOT of sediment. The carbonation is high and the ginger is not too forward. Expected more ginger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Off notes from 10/06. Pours a cloudy gold with a lot of large chunks of sediment floating around. Nose is strong like perfumed hand soap. No kidding. That was the first thing I thought - hand soap. Taste is very odd. Effervescent on the mouth with a tangy sweetness. Leaves a honey residue on the tongue. Mouthfeel is good, but not enough to save this one. Might be interesting to tryk but not to keep around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle: Honey in color, very cloudy with HUGE chunks of sediment... and I mean HUGE!   Head is moderate and fizzy, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Strong ginger nose, some honey for sure, but also a touch of soap.   Likely because of the ginger.   Whoa, loads of ginger on the tongue.   Not spicy, but quite prominant.   Honey flavors on the backside.   Maybe even a bit of melon, honeysuckle to be exact.   Not a bad little beer, different, and certainly spiced.   Underlying beer is light, or should I say not much else about this one other than the ginger.   Moderate to thin body and mouthfeel.   Heh, this doesn’t even seem like beer.   Lingering watered down ginger flavors.   Meh, not bad.   Certainly more entertaining than some of these other "Authentic Recipe" beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - 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 (40811) - 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 (25063) - 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.

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