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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3.1
rougeau13 (3276) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Clear golden with a huge frothy cream colored head that leaves moderate lacing. Plenty of ginger in the aroma, with some citrus and wheat. Taste is lightly sweet and spicy, but there’s not much to it. Medium bodied, smooth, and somewhat dry. Too bad it isn’t as good as it smells.

3.1
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pretty refreshing. Mix of flavors between a real ginger ale and a wheat beer. This could be good but taste is flat.

3.2
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2010
On tap at the Harpoon Bar - Logan Airport - Boston, MA. Aroma is a cold salted wet slightly spicy cookie. Pours a rather glazed, uneven tawny amber, with minimal head. Flavor is soft, subtle and unassuming. There’s really just a hint of ginger, a hint of wheat, a good bit of house character and a final flourish of booze. This comes across as incredibly mild. One of the lighter spiced beers. It really feels like a "starter" or "crossover" beer, nothing a true craft beer geek would get excited about, which is odd, considering that this is a 100 Barrel series.

3.2
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
strong flavors of the ginger, the beer has a nice malty character. smooth body with a very little hop characters. the beer is a winner among the true lovers.

3.5
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
Nice fresh cut ginger nose. Taste is lightly bitter, lightly sweet with some decent ginger flavor, light honey and cotton candy, some herbal spiciness. Decent stuff.

3.9
keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Very nice indeed for a cold winter night. Pours a light hazy amber with a big fluffy head. Aroma is ginger snap and lemon. Flavor is similar with a bit of pepper in the back of the throat. Sounds strange but the lemon and ginger work well with the honey to create a very unusual but pleasant beer.

3.5
dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Tap at the Pony Bar. Big pungent ginger aroma. Taste is smooth wheat with nicely balanced ginger.

3.6
jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
From a bottle poured a hazy golden color with a good amount of head. Light wheat beer flavor with a very spicy finish.

3.3
gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
650 ml bottle, session #42. Bright honey gold color topped by a large bubbly white head. Fragrant ginger, lemon aroma. Dryish ginger and honey flavor. Reminds me of a cough drop. Light body and flavor. Tasty and refreshing. Brief dry finish.

3.5
garthicus (2962) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
Thanks to HogTownHarry for sharing this. Appearance: Slightly cloudy orange, clean white head. Aroma: Like a ginger chew, somewhat soapy, Harry mentioned a urinal cake and I can’t disagree, very sweet ginger. Flavour: Caramel, ginger, very zingy, quite a soapy finish, weird but good.


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