fattybladdy (617) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle, pours hazy bright orange with white head. Smells of yeast, ginger, spice. Wow that’s gingery, dominates the taste along with some banana, spice, and rye. Ugh...can’t say I’m a fan of this one.
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From backlog. Draft at Old Chicago. Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a small head, leaves some lacing. Smells like a hefeweizen mixed with ginger. Taste is the same as the aroma but the ginger overpowers a bit. Decent beer but just not my thing, not a big ginger fan.
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small sample from bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’14. Aroma has quite some ginger, spices and some maltiness. Taste has ginger, spices, some cardboard, bit dry finish. Medium body and carbo.
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Camping Ratebeer, Dark orange beer, aroma is a bit of citrus, some ginger. Taste is the same, ok
Bosbouw (1389) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt honing, gember, creme. Smaakt zoetig, gember en hout.
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Camping Ratebeers 2014, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium head. Aroma has some rye, bit citrussy hops, slight spicy, ginger indeed, slight tart. Slight refreshing sourish note, bit sweet, slight bitter. Decent balance. I like it.
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Smells farty, weird, unfresh. Tastes sweet, hops, rye, barley wine. Medium body, soft carbo.
Abijen (1528) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells sweet , herbs. Tastes herbs, gagel. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Muddy, orange-amber with some copper highlights. Dark hued for a hefeweizen. Nearly opaque, mild translucency at the edges. Even a straight pour produces a measly, thin white film on top... Again, atypical for the style. The nose comprises of LOTS of ginger with very apparent hefeweizen yeast. Typical notes of peppery clove, bubblegum, & banana esters are there, but play secondary to the ginger. Ginger is even more potent on the palate. Spicy, but not too abrasive thanks to the chunky balance of clove, white pepper, & yeast esters present. Some vague fruity sweetness in the aftertaste, hint of sugary sweetness with lingering clove & ginger. Decent mouth feel, chewy & pretty thick. Unique, but basically ginger root dropped into merely a decent hefeweizen. I don’t normally love ginger but I think it works somewhat well with the hefe yeast flavors. Just needs to be toned down a bit, maybe.
Mark_Eck (773) - - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma and taste are largely ginger, slightly spicy and sweet.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. hazy amber with small head. ginger is the overwhelming flavor here. rye and wheat as well. could dial back the ginger a bit.