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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Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle from the DWG Majestic. Very light pour with a big white head. Aroma is ginger and wheat. Shocking. Taste is astringent, heavy ginger, and a little lemon, and pepper.

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TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Spice, ginger, citrus, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice ginger note.

3.3
rejtable (2767) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
A bit old now so not best condition. Pours orange with little head or lacing. Nose is light ginger and yeast. Aromas same but with touch of honey and a slight grassy hop bitterness. Light body with lively carbonation.

3.3
gripweed57 (2594) - 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.

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Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Pours a hazy gold with a delicate medium white head. Aroma is dominated by ginger and honey. Floral, wheat and a little citrus(lemon) also come through. Taste is sweet with a somewhat dry finish with the tartness of citrus coming through on the end. The ginger and honey come through strongly on the taste. I enjoyed this beer as it was very refreshing and went down easy. May be a little much for a session beer with the complexity.

3.3
BroSpud (2199) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Large bottle. For some reason I’m not really into ginger beers all that much even though I do like the non-alcoholic ones. It seems like the combination of ginger and alcohol tends to give me a headache. That said, this one seems pretty good. A nice crisp wheat beer with the strong smell and taste of ginger. For those who are into this kind of thing they should be pleased. For me, I suddenly have a headache.

3.3
jjgmd (2181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods, pours a pale ginger color. Light , alcohol well hidden but finishes on a sweet ginger note.

3.9
dlovell2 (2172) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Cloudy golden color with foamy white head. Citrus and Ginger aromas. Wheat flavor with lemon notes and spicy Ginger taste. The Ginger gives a peppery bite. Very unique.

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rocbyter (2131) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Mild ginger aroma. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Good amount of ginger flavor with hints of bitter and sweet throughout.

3.4
mcox90 (2097) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours orange/gold with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is heavy on the ginger. Flavor is also mostly ginger with a bit of wheat and malt. Moderate bodied. Ok, but to heavy on the ginger.


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