Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very light color (green apples?), and the nose suggests apple candy, with a somewhat crisp fruit note. The flavor brings out the ginger, however, reminding me of the Jamaican ginger beers (ie. pop) I’ve had. Not the most pleasing note, but some people might like this. Sweet, somewhat dull palate. Bottle.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Very pale yellow pour that borders on being clear with no head. Heavy cooked ginger nose with light stewed apple notes. The flavor seems heavy handed with the ginger. Light apple skins with a dose of apple juice sweetness. Finishes off-dry to sweet. This one leaves you wanting for less sweetness and a greater balance of flavors.
queenholly (3518) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fresh apple and candied ginger aroma. Clear pale yellow. Sweet / tart apple and slightly spicy ginger flavor. Light crisp body, on the sweet side of dry. I’m a huge ginger fan, so I dug this in a big way.
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with krista and kristen. Clear very pale yellow pour with no head. Ginger on the nose and flavor, but the underlying bitter/crisp apple shows through. Its kinda like a honey sweetness, but with a drying white grape skins. Floral as well. Kinda acidic on the palate, with ginger undertones. Glad they are trying new stuff, but this didn’t really do it for me. The angry orchard version was better than this.
blipp (7083) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours light and clear almost, with no head. Ginger, juicy apples, appropriate sweetness, and medium carbonation. Works well.
rlgk (14318) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Pale green/yellow color with no head. Apple aroma, spicy notes, some ginger, grassy, pear, some mandarin. Sweetish apple flavor, ginger notes, pear, grapes, orange, grassy notes.
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Cider poured an amber color with just a small white head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is apples with touches of ginger spice. Flavor is apples, spices and some strong ginger-like notes.
weihenweizen (2263) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost completely clear with pale yellow hue. Little lacing very small head, light body, , and very light ginger aroma. Taste is ginger and some dry apple. Not one of Woodchuck’s offerings I enjoy.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12n ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a thin frothy white head that fades quickly. Aroma of sweet apples and faint ginger. The taste is strong ginger with a grainy apple finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of bottle at Art and Ale, clear orange with white head, aroma brought notes of garbage and baby diaper, I kid you not, some slight ginger, apple comes in but its very odd and not appealing. Taste is much better, some nice snappy ginger with hints of apple and caramel, finishing fairly sweet.