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Samuel Adams Traditional Ginger Honey Ale



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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Darkover (1535) - 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 (12961) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Pours a three finger white head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color with yeast suspended. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Honey/ginger nose. Flavor is sweet honey with some ginger, not an early Spring beer, better for hot weather. $9.99 - 4-pak, 12oz bottle from Shaw’s Supermarket Concord, NH.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a light honey color with a white head. Ginger lemon aroma. Ginger dominated flavor with some lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Poured a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma had a big amount of ginger with a sweet taosty malt base underneath. The flavor was sweet with almost a ginger candy quality to it. Like those fancy rectangular candies that are wrapped in paper. Light bitter finish. Light to medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle from UncleMattie! Nose of ginger, graininess, honey; Gold with a small off white head; flavor showed off the ginger with a tiny bit of citrus in the background, along with some sweetness and a peppery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Chuky body with lots of flowers, lemon and ginger in the aroma; prickly palate and a sweet initial flavor with a drying, slightly astringent ginger finish; not too lemony or heavy on the ginger; quite differnt and not too horrible.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
worst out of the 4-pack. i thought i tasted a little lemon in here but not sure. all i know is the aftertaste left me not wanting more.

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