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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39991) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet and primarily with notes of ginger, but lighter notes of citrus mingles in - I find the aroma a bit light. The flavor is sweet with quite a lot of ginger, and again light notes of lemon, but also light notes of wheat and honey, leading to a dry wheaty end.

   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 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (23017) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
24th July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy brown beer. Crisp palate. Nice blend of lemon and honey with ginger coming and adding bite. Finshes with a little carbonated bite. Unusual tasting beer. Spicy sweet lemon marmalade! Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15193) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
It’s pretty much all ginger here. Light bodied. Nose of honey and ginger spice. Taste is ginger spice with more ginger and some ginger spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (13860) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Ginger spice aroma. Hint of lemon. Slightly hazy golden color, with a white head. Starts with lemon? almost instantly overwhelmed with ginger. Fresh ginger ending with cooked ginger. (aka gingerbread) It’s really refreshing. Went very well with hot garlic salsa. I suppose it is sweet, but light, not cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13259) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate honey sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Refreshing beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(12oz bottle) Hazy lemon yellow body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some lemon, ginger. Taste is medium sweet, ginger, sugar, light lemon tartness. Light body, some effervescence.

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