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


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Back off it’s Ginger Beard, he’s 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!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - APR 29, 2012
Hmm, the nose is a bit worryingly halfway between an ale and a ginger beer. Pours a clear burnished copper with no lasting head of any description. The taste - not for me. Imagine a pretty insipid, unremarkable ale ... now dump a load of sugar and a bit of fiery ginger in it. That’s what this is. If that’s your thing, then fine, but, again, not for me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jc1762 (59) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (420) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daniele (5882) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2014
Leggermente ambrata schiuma non molto persistente lieve zenzero sciroppo tendenza dolce zuccheri residui finale erbaceo radice piccante zenzero lieve terroso

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1651) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from the brewer’s 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. There’s 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
liinis (1599) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Very bad beer. almost disgusting at moments. I like ginger but in this beer it’s just not right. seems like nothing matches in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Artichoke (81) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
This beer has a great smell and wonderful front taste, but the after taste is quite saccharine. A nice novelty, but not a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5721-20130820] Bottle. Gingerale grains aroma. Clear, copper orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet ginger grains flavour. Medium body. Nice ginger characteristics but a little too sweet for me, I’d rather have a shandy. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wolffish (262) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Ça sent bon au départ. Toutefois, c’est bien trop sucré et c’est plus près d’une boisson gazeuse (sans le côté pétillant) que d’une bière selon moi. À la fin, le gingembre laisse une impression épicée qui persiste très longtemps en bouche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlovell2 (950) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours golden color with white head. Sweet malty fruitiness and Ginger aroma. Malt flavor start followed with ginger flavor. Spiciness and peppery flavor. Leaves some spiciness in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2087) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Hazy amber/orange color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, & ginger; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, ginger, and fruit; Finish is fairly spicy; Way too sweet - but decent if you like ginger.

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