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Wychwood Ginger Beard (Bottle)

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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Traditional Ale
Witney, England

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Back off itís Ginger Beard, heís a fiery character and his beer is no different. This amber ale is infused with fiery root ginger to deliver a spicy finish with a bit of bite. Try it if you dare!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear orange-amber with a decent sized white head. Aroma has a lot of ginger - both fresh and candied - with some backing sweetness, reminding me a lot of Seamanís Ginger Ale soda I used to drink in PEI as a kid. Flavour is also very gingery, with sweet candied notes up front, and a nice burn building in the middle and into the finish. The base beer seems to be a pretty standard and inoffensive ale, which does a decent enough job carrying the ginger, which is the undisputed star of the show. Iím generally not a big fan of Wychwood beers, but this one mustíve caught me in the right mood for it, as I quite enjoyed it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (356) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a clear medium amber with a slight ruby cast. Normal head volume and retention. Lacing is outstanding. World class nose of ginger, with a nice spicy twang like ginger ale, over a subtle caramel. Heavy light bodied with a good bit of smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is World Class. This is the best ginger beer Iíve ever had. The ginger is intense (complete with heat) and is balanced by an equally intense sweetness. As a result, it is not very complex. It begins with an intense burst of ginger flavor that flows over a rich caramel sweetness that is somewhat candy like. In the middle, the sweetness fades, ginger regains dominance and a spicy ginger heat takes the forefront. The finish is fiery ginger flavor over a subtle residual caramel and mineral note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1491) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2015
This doesnít deserve the ratings itís received. But I will say this. Way too sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vinivini (564) - BELARUS - FEB 11, 2015
amber colour, bubbly head. aroma of ginger, lime, pepper. light to medium body. strong taste of ginger and pepper. odd, very odd

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Caponeís. Copper pour with minimal head. Nose and flavor was predominantly ginger, some spicy peppery notes at the finish, caramel malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Given to me by fellow Ratebeerian Hidden Pooch, I was warned that this one wasnít a top dog. But, I do enjoy ginger flavoured things, beer and sitting so I decided "what the hey" and hupped to íer. This olí dwarf ale actually looks pretty neat, like liquid ginger candies with a frothy white head. One strong nostril inspection proffers up a randy dose of the namesake ginger, overpowering everything in itsí path. I want to pretend that I can smell and taste something other than cloying, feisty ginger but I shanít and canít. Slightly syrupy, mildly carbonated, gigantic ginger wrath will flow into your from the first glug. If you love ginger soda and want to get buzzed then this is for you. I finished it anyhow and have had worse!

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2015
Poured into a teku glass showing dark translucent brown, well filtered and practically transparent. The nose is practically the same as ginger ale. The palate is cloying - if not for it being chilled so much that it numbs my tongue a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours clear bronze with white frothy head; strong aromas of ginger root; strong ginger palate with crisp finish. In spite of the abysmal rating of this beer, I enjoyed it!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daniele (6159) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2014
Leggermente ambrata schiuma non molto persistente lieve zenzero sciroppo tendenza dolce zuccheri residui finale erbaceo radice piccante zenzero lieve terroso

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1708) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from the brewerís own stand at the Good Food Show at Birmingham NEC. Gold in colour; thin and fairly fizzy. Sweet with a mild to mid ginger burn. Thereís not a lot else to it and the sweetness grows as you drink more. Definite alcopop territory here, but more drinkable than most alcopops though.


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