Brewed by De Graal
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Spiced with ginger.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bangsvig (6) - DK-2830 Virum, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
Never thought much of ginger beer so this was a most pleasant surprise. Lovely beer for a summer evening but be careful. It is stronger than it feels like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3275) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottle, 33 cl. Taste the first time @ 2/9/06. Retaste @ t Kruiske end of june 07 and again begin sep 07. Aroma very spicy. Hazy yellow color with a white head. The taste is sweet with ginger citrusy flavours. Refreshing. Good !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
Hazy blond color. Triple with an almost fruity aroma. Strong body, leaning on the sweet side, with notes of muscadel; still some fruitness in the finish. Interesting and original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisted (9) - Skarrild, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2003 does not count
Nice new approach to ginger beer. This beer is triple-ish with a lot of ginger in both aroma and taste. It's a sweet beer and I find notes of elderflower in it. But first and foremost, this is ginger. If you dont like ginger, dont even consider this beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) I believe this was De Graals first beer. And -atypically- its a ginger beer. Very beautiful, amber colour, hazy with a large amount of yeast-sediment. But its the completely massive head that leaves the biggest impression. It stands an inch high in the glass and never disappears completely. Unusually welldone. Ginger beer can be a mixed delight, but this might be the best Ive ever had. The ginger adds a piquant edge to an already good ale. High carbonation. 010203

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2006
Fles, 33 cl. Bier geproefd bij Jerre. Sterk gekruid bier. Donker gouden kleur bijna amber. De smaak is licht zoet maar de gember komt te krachtig uit voor mij. Maar is niet slecht.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2007
Bottled. Pale orange colour with lots of floating particles in it. Aroma is barnyard, spices, sweetish malts. Ginger bomb! Flavour is honey, ginger, yeast, malts and hops. A very pleasant and well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9178) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2011
27/07/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 30/3/2012 (2011-345) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy dark yellow to beige beer under creamy solid white head, stable and bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lychees, candi sugar, canned fruits with syrup, exotic spices (star anise and ginger). MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: not as sweet as the aroma would have you expecting, very malty, some hops and spices, and just a touch of root-beer. Aftertaste: sweet malts and some canned fruits, but also a certain acidity to balance, spices again. No doubt its the ginger causing this taste complexity, although I dont recognise it like fresh ginger roots.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1795) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
Bire spciale au gingembre, refermente, dun niveau abv de 8 %. Exemplaire date en octobre 15. Couleur blond moyen brillant, la parfaite transparence et limpidit. Bulles fines en colonnes dcentres. Mousse blanc texture faible, stable 1 mm. Armes de gingembre, malt clair, bonbon acidul 1re bouche souple la belle entame malt / gingembre, plus jolie que le nez. Arrire-bouche trs sympa, frache. 2me au got tout fait mesur, pas excessif. La bonne surprise!! Arrire-bouche tout fait lquilibre malt/houblon/pice. 3me bouche releve juste ce quil faut par le gingembre. Arrire-bouche vraiment trs agrable, surprenante. Longueur dote de trs belles nuances, fines, un peu fruite (grenade), un peu de muscade. Jambes groupes, finement marques. Levure intressante, fleurie, belle ligne, trs distingue. Alcool correct, bien adapt, soutient clairement lensemble. Finale on ne peut plus agrable. CONCLUSION: une spice/herb bien proportionne, raisonnablement, et quilibre cest suffisamment rare pour tre soulign, encens, et reconnu par une belle cote ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5809) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours bright gold into a tulip. Fluffy white head recedes to hug rim. Dusty peach aromas. Sweet caramel upfront with a dry, lasting pit fruit finish.

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