philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
High Five Hefe--[ginger honey wheat}--malt beverage brewed & flavored w/ honey & wheat. 2009--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 10 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Ginger. Rich loose fresh sediment. Lacy dense rich white head. Cloudy bright pretty lemon orange color. Rich ginger wheat ester front. Crisp mild sweet dry honey ginger wheat rich creamy mild crusty Hefe body. Dry quenching balanced citrus ginger spice mild hop end. Sampled 7/8/2009. 2 @ $3.99. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Interestingly good. Base hefe notes are all there. Not getting the banana flavor I like so much with this style. What I thought first was hops is probably the ginger. An intriguingly good beer. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
I was prepared to give this the Low Five as I had yet to find a decent brew that used ginger. Very simple drink - everything you read on the label is upfront and evident: bready wheat backbone with soft ginger spice notes and a strong but mild honey essence that blends well with the banana hints. Really nice summer drink - I could put away a few of these on a hot day, Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
8/17/09 from 22oz bottle. Aroma is heavily bready/wheaty, with just a touch of ginger that gives it an almost citrus character. Appearance is a hazy blend of straw, orange and tan, like unpasteurized honey with a medium maintained white head. Flavor is very bready, but without the yeasty notes one might expct from an American wheat beer; it’s all sweet grain in this one, with ginger coming through in the slightly sour finish to just barely amp up the very mild bittering. Overall, a diferent brew that takes a couple of adjucts and uses them to compliment some natural malt character rather than sharpen it to where it’s unrecognizeable. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bomber. Pours hazy gold with a fading but lacy white head. Aroma of floral hops, lemon and ginger. Medium body, somewhat watery texture with active carbonation. Lightly sweet taste of ginger, honey and wheat. With just a few exceptions, the Wheat Ale category seems to be a sorry, rag-tag collection of bland, pedestrian, lame-ass gateway brews. This is one of the exceptions to the rule. Interesting.!
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Slightly hazed light golden pour, white head that’s rather small for a hefe. Ginger on the nose, along with lemon and honey. Very gingery flavor, light, slightly creamy feel to it. I’m a huge fan of ginger candies, and this has a similar flavor: strong sweetness and a gingery bite, plus some citrus character behind it. There’s also a little clove and banana hefe character, but it’s pretty hidden behind the gingeriness. This isn’t great as a hefe, but it’s a very good ginger beer. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours clear orange-amber color with a one finger of billowy, just off white foam. The head of the brew is rather fast fading, giving way to almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite sweet overall with a good level of honey and some citrus smells of caramel and a bit of apple and banana. Along with these aromas comes a decent showing of a yeasty smell as well as a bit of a spicy aroma of coriander and clove as well as a little bit of grass and hay, with these rounding out the aroma to produce a rather nice smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins just as the nose would have let on, with lots of sweeter flavors of a fruity nature of orange, banana, and apple with some lighter yeasty tastes and a lighter bit of clove and coriander spice. As the taste moves on the spice grows stronger while the fruity flavors of apple and orange fade. The banana however remains relatively strong and is joined by more and more yeasty and spicy flavors as the taste advances. While the sweeter fruit flavors fade, some sweeter honey flavors all the while take their place, with these and a bit of a grassy taste, leaving one with a still fairly sweetened and nice yeasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. These are perfect for the style, as they really make for a nice base for the mix of sweet, yeast, grass, and spice.
Overall – I actually rather liked this brew. I think this is highly underrated when considering style, flavor profile and drinkability. I think this was a rather well done Hefe.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
The aroma is sweet with hints of ginger. This beer is a rich, golden color. The flavor continues the sweet ginger aroma with a little bit of citrus. kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a nice light amber, with a hint of orange to it. Small off white head disappears almost immediately. Minimal retention/lacing.
Smells of straw, as I feel hefes do, but there’s certainly some ginger and some oily orange as well.
Surprisingly decent body, the medium thickness pairs with the post-honey flavour well. The ginger isn’t as noticeable here as it was on the nose, and the orange is less the sweet oily promise of the nose and more like... dried orange peel, fairly muted.
Not a bad beer by any means, but not one that particularly stands out from the crowd. Refreshing on a hot afternoon. I’d drink it if it was offered, but won’t be seeking it out... Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22 oz. bottle- Pours golden with suprisingly no cloudyness, In my opinion a Hefe should be cloudy to the point of not being able to see through the beer, This beer appears to be filtered. The aroma is refreshing, ginger, lemon, and spruce or pine. I usually don’t like ginger but this beer is very good flavorwise, it also has a nice lemony flavor to is which mellows the ginger. After a few strong Stouts this beer hits the spot.