Zekada (369) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Helsing Bar in Helsingborg. Smell of sweet ginger almost soda like. Pours pale clear orange with a small white head and It does look really tasteful. Not really a beer in taste rather than a soda. Palate is what you expect of a soda. Overall you either love this beer or you don’t care for it. In my case I find it a winner.
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lys gyllen med et lite hvit skum. Aroma av sitronbrus og smaken likeså. Vannete munnfølese og søt ettersmak på lik linje med en brus.
Beerhammaren (1261) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
.33l bottle Tnx Pabjor
Pours clear golden with low head. Aroma is sweet. Ginger root, lime, some malts. Flavor is mostly same. I like this, but not as a beer. As a soda/cider this is nice.
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Oulu. Originally rated 2011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, ginger, sweetness and malts.
MrHult (387) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Lisa, tack. Ljusgul vätska med lågt vitt skum. Doftar ingefära. Smakar söt ingefära. Alkoläsk på bästa sätt!
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with thin bubbly white head.
Aroma: Ginger, honeyed, subtle musk.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitterness, low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering, dry, fiery ginger finish with a sweetness.
Comments: Tasty and refreshing.
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One that got away, presumed unrateable. Wildly fizzing with a little white head. Nana V’s kitchen aroma with well sugared crystallised ginger. That taste with washy crystallised and sushi hits pleasantly swamped with lemonade fizz and sugar. Almost wincingly sweet but develops a mellow afterburn. Could happily disappear in one smooth draught. Ginger shandy basically. Feels about 2%. Ideal post-run rehydration.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
0.33l bottle. This one pours a soft blurry, almost clear looking golden body with a short lived quickly sidesticking bright white top. Smells of artificial ginger and gymnastic hall. No wait, it’s grønnsåpe! Yeah, it absolutely oozes of grønnsåpe. Strange. Oh, it’s super super sweet this. Amazingly sweet actually. It has a little gingerly gingerbread peppery tone, but the sugary sweetness dominates absolutely everything. Not my kind of thing at all this. 13.04.2014
Rune (8832) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle by the courtesy of Finn. Clear late straw coloured body. Loose white head, dissipating fairly quickly. Poor lacing. Mild ginger aroma, pale malts beneath. Candy sweet taste of ginger and that’s it. Lively carbonated. Maybe ok as a sweet soft drink (Tromsø 01.06.2014).
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear, very pale body with a small, fizzy, white, short-lived head. This looks more like a soft drink than a beer. It smells like a soft drink as well, the aroma is strong, sweet and crisp with soapy ginger and nothing more. Once in the mouth I’m convinced that this is in fact a soft drink, it’s very sugary sweet with no other flavours than sweet sugary ginger. It’s sirupy with a lively carbonation, some ginger dryness in the late aftertaste. Please remove this "beer" from Ratebeer.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 11 months before BB date, from ICA Ullevål, Oslo]