Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #29 - Ginger Wheat

 
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Ginger Wheat Ale is an ode to brewer Scott Shirley’s favorite spice, ginger. The earthy, warming flavor of this golden-hued ale is derived from fresh ginger. Honey from a local New Hampshire farm yields a slight sweetness to balance the ginger spiciness. A small addition of Apollo hops adds floral notes to the aroma, while a hint of lemon adds acidity and rounds out the ginger flavor. Warm up your chilly winter nights with this ginger spiced beer.

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3.9
thornecb (5947) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours a slightly hazed gold into a shaker. Bright white micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Immediate ginger aromas with some hidden wheat. Crisp ginger from front to back with some wheat fullness into a lasting ginger burn. Very nice.

3.5
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a copper body with a white head. Ginger notes, some light honey tones, a brittle spicy notes, light sweet citrus notes and a slight tart and spiced finish. Decent enough.

3.2
mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
pale yellow with a white head. nose is ginger, light banana and wheat. very light on the palate, it’s like eating a bunch of ginger, with a light wheaty finish.

3.7
AdamChandler (5081) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Picked this up at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a wine goblet.

A - Slightly darker than straw color. Small head that fades fast.

S - Big ginger scent on the nose and lemon citrus. Barely any discernable wheat scent. Smells like flat ginger-ale. Sort of nice.

T - Spicy and intense ginger at the start. This is followed by a spruce tip or maple syrup sweetness. Followed by a very floral / wheaty citrus taste. Pretty pleasant.

M - 50% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body. Slight piney finish but mostly ginger.

O - Delicious but the ginger wears on you with this bomber format.


3.5
ChainGangGuy (4895) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2010
16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Suwanee, Georgia. Appearance: Hazed, burnished gold body with a very thin, white head. Smell: Well, it certainly has a pungent ginger aroma. There are other notes of other what-have-yous in the nose, but it’s hard to get around the fragrant ginger. Taste: Slight initial taste of malted wheat then a bold zip of ginger snaps you to attention. Fairly sweet. Particularly lemony, but, now I see lemon juice was used in the brewing process, so there ya go. Sweet ginger on the finish with a lingering ginger burn on the tongue. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. Drinkability: Why, it’s like a Vernor’s Ginger Ale with alcohol! Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. Seems like this would be well suited to Asian cuisine.

3
kerenmk (4802) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at idonis’ place. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden with a wave of white film. Smells of ginger, candy and alcohol, tastes ginger, alcoholic, sweet but delicate. Sleek medium body.

3.2
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
The aroma is a bit funky but has a bit of ginger and honey. The appearance is golden with a thin head. The taste is like aroma with a malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s good but muted I seem to have a thing for ginger.

3.8
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta. Golden pour. Aroma of fresh ginger slices. Flavor of very spicy ginger ale (soda). This is an authentic Ginger Ale. Vernors, Schwepps all with the beer character added (alcohol). Spicy hot ginger tingle on the tongue.

3.1
johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
12/17/2009 Picked this up on a whim. Pours a deep golden color with a stingy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is overwhelmingly ginger with some honey and lemon overtones. At first the smell reminded me of the Japanese steak house then I imagined halls honey lemon cough drops. Taste is more ginger with honey and lemon in there for fun. I got a hint of alcohol in an otherwise dry finish. Slightly syrupy/watery mouthfeel, medium to thin body and carbonation. Well this one isn’t one of my favorites. It grew on me after a while, but reminded me a lot of some gruits I’ve tried. One and done.

3
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. Nose is strait fresh ginger. Very unique. Flavor is ginger and wheat, just like the name. Extra points for trying something new. But this didn’t do much for me.


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