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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A light malt based ale using ginger rather than hops as the preservative. Dare to get unhopped and try the energizing elixir.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
milewide (1501) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Terrible minute ginger taste which replaced all hops. Doubt that this was even a beer except for the water, malt and yeast!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate ginger, light citrus, and a hint of smoke. It pours a hazy dull orange with a one finger off-white head. There is minimal lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus than quickly turns to lightly sour lemon. The finish has light-moderate ginger, herbal notes, plastic, and faint grass. It’s light-medium bodied with lively carbonation that is a bit prickly. Overall, this is a pretty strange beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1104) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazed light amber with a white head. Candied ginger aroma. Flavor mixes biscuity malts with ginger and some sweetness. Aroma’s better than the flavor here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Tap. Golden with small head. Lightly tart with ginger. Can’t believe this is a schmohz. Not bad. Way better than the mt pleasant gruit, but that’s not saying much. Gruits are strange.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BigBeer45 (1248) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle, label reads 5.3% alc., this ale had a hazy (from the sediment in the bottle) dark red pour and made a initial one finger off-white head that receded to a partial cover and ring, it left little spots and fingers of lacing that rolled off, the bottom of the bottle was covered with a layer of dark brown sediment, this beer had aromas of faint ginger, toasted malt, bread and caramel, while it had a bigger vegetable and some other foul aroma intertwined, it had flavors of dull toasted malt, faint bread, no vegetable like the aroma but it was not a pleasure to drink, the finish had a little bite from the ginger, there was a little bit of an off taste but it was not as offensive as the nose, the mouth feel was light, the carbonation was average to lively on the palate, the nose of this beer was not good at all, it was hard to sniff and enjoy, the flavor was dull and not that nice.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #15. Strange stuff, not a fan of the lack of hops, it seemed very watered down. (2510)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
The was sent to me by Strykzone in a trade. I read the information in the fine print on the side of the bottle and wondered, ginger instead of hops? Pours the color of cider, with no head. Nose is sour. Body light and mouthfeel watery. The flavor is much like ginger ale and there is a sour dry finish. Interesting, but not particularly good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
12 oz. bottle bought in Michigan. Shared with my brother in law who has allergies with hops. This is mid brown and has little head. The aroma is spicy and vegetable. The flavor is those with malt. Spices come and go and include cinnamon and ginger. This really isn’t good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours an apple cider color. Lots of floating particulates. Sounds like Vernors when you pour. No head, just some bubbles like ginger ale. Sour aroma. Flavor is a bit tart. Very dry finish. This is more like a ginger juice then beer, but still it was fun to try. Got to respect them stepping outside the box. This is a good beer to try just just because it is so different then anything mainstream.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours deep red with white head, aroma is ginger and some malty sweet. Taste is a bit tart almost, with ginger abound with the sweet caramel taste of the malt. Not bad, about what I expected, but once was enough.


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