PhillyCraft (7341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016 epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
weak aroma, it’s all in the taste, smooth finish, tastes like a pale ale with too many ingredients, though very tasty
2010 Tap, pours an amber color with one finger sized whitish head. Smell and flavor are extremely heavy handed spices, ginger, cigarettes, ash, and dirty earth. Theres some sweet and fruity belgian yeast and malt as well. Not a fan of this one. Too yeasty and aggressive. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a a mellow orange amber color. Aromas of wheat, ginger, some spice. In the flavor there are hints of orange, ginger, with a slight bitter finish. slowrunner77 (12133) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"i was surprised by actually liking the rice aspect of this beer more than the ginger, which was pretty subdued. at the end of the day, this was one of the DFH beers that comes off as gimmicky, and while it wasn’t bad in any sense of the word, why pay $15-20 for a slightly above average beer, which is what this ended up being."
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Poured from 750 a nice amber somewhat cloudy hue, with a small white head with almost no evident lacing. Aroma is full of ginger with spice, reminiscent of ginsing and earth. Flavour was that of dirt, is all I could think of. Uhg, can’t do it, total pass for me. Ed5388 (3486) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
750ml bottle from Half Time (Poughkeepsie NY). Poured a clear dark amber color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of burnt sugar, caramel malt, ginger, and spice. Taste of sweet candied ginger, syrupy malt, sweet fruit, and Belgian spices.
kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Draught @ the saucer. Complex caramel color. Frothy off-white head. Complex aroma with pumpkin, spice, basement, and rye coming to mind. Flavor is dominated by pumpkin spice cake, nutmeg and cream. If I didnt know any better I would say this was a pumpkinator but the color is wrong. If starts fizzy, transitions smooth and has a light, bitter finish. fcjack1 (273) - Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bomber from Tacoma CO-OP. Pours amber in color. Thin white head. Scent is sweet and malty. Taste is ginger and spice. Tasty beer. thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
caramel, cereal, herbs, amber, fairly yeasty. Very drinkable with a medium body. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 20, 2014
From BA review on 2-25-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance –Served a yellow-orange color with a little bit of haze. Upon serving there was a nice billowy white head that faded slowly. Upon fading the head leaves a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – Initially the aroma begins with some nice citrus hop; mainly orange and grapefruit in nature. These aromas then begin to mix with aromas of ginger, bready malt, and some brown sugar/molasses aromas as well. At the very end there is a very light floral hop aroma which mixes with the other rounding out the aroma nicely. It’s quite unique, and rather inviting.
Taste – The taste is interesting as well. A maltiness is most pertinent up front. The taste then sweetens a bit with some caramel and brown sugar flavors mixing in. These are also mixed in with some spiciness – mainly ginger and cinnamon. Some bitterness works its way in from the hoppiness of the citrus. All these flavors, as they did in the aroma, make a unique drinking beer with a rather oddly refreshing taste.
Mouthfeel - While the taste and aroma were rather unique, the mouthfeel was rather normal. It was slightly above normal thickness and its carbonation was very standard.
Overall – This was an interesting beer. It had some very unique aspects to it making it a very nice one to sit back and test out.
HeadyDE (849) - Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2014
2011 bottle at tasting..medium dark amber color..nose is mostly saffron and quite similar in almost every respect to Midas Touch..mouthfeel is a bit thin and weak and not much interest here...chalk this up to another unique dfh offering that has an interesting storyline but not much else