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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spiced with ginger.

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4.5
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.

4.3
Jerre (3383) - 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 !

4.2
fiulijn (20492) - 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.

4.1
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 don´t like ginger, don´t even consider this beer

4.1
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) I believe this was De Graal’s first beer. And -atypically- it’s a ginger beer. Very beautiful, amber colour, hazy with a large amount of yeast-sediment. But it’s 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 I’ve ever had. The ginger adds a piquant edge to an already good ale. High carbonation. 010203

4.1
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.

4.1
oh6gdx (26488) - 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.

4.1
tderoeck (9669) - 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 it’s the ginger causing this taste complexity, although I don’t recognise it like fresh ginger roots.

4.1
corkyrory66 (1991) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
Bière spéciale au gingembre, refermentée, d’un niveau abv de 8 %. Exemplaire à date en octobre 15. Couleur blond moyen brillant, à la parfaite transparence et limpidité. Bulles fines en colonnes décentrées. Mousse blanc à texture faible, stable à 1 mm. Arômes de gingembre, malt clair, bonbon acidulé … 1ère bouche souple à la belle entame malt / gingembre, plus jolie que le nez. Arrière-bouche très sympa, fraîche. 2ème au goût tout à fait mesuré, pas excessif. La bonne surprise !! Arrière-bouche tout à fait à l’équilibre malt/houblon/épice. 3ème bouche relevée juste ce qu’il faut par le gingembre. Arrière-bouche vraiment très agréable, surprenante. Longueur dotée de très belles nuances, fines, un peu fruitée (grenade), un peu de muscade. Jambes groupées, finement marquées. Levure intéressante, fleurie, belle ligne, très distinguée. Alcool correct, bien adapté, soutient clairement l’ensemble. Finale on ne peut plus agréable. CONCLUSION : une spice/herb bien proportionnée, raisonnablement, et équilibrée … c’est suffisamment rare pour être souligné, encensé, et reconnu par une belle cote ...

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thornecb (5911) - 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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