RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ginger Jaque, the second release in Lazy Magnolia’s Brewer’s Choice Series, invokes the likeness of one of our premier international award winning amber rye ales (AmberJaque) spiced with a bold zest of ginger. Brewed with carefully selected rye grains, traditional malts and hops, drinkers experience a heavy aroma of sweet ginger on the nose accompanied by a spiced rye finish. If you should find yourself amongst friends one chilly winters eve, this brew will undoubtedly prove a warm and inspiring companion.

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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Date: February 25, 2012
Mode: Growler
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: hazy copper, fine off white head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy pale malt aroma, growing ginger
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing hops, ginger adds a sweet spicy note that grows as it warms until it becomes candied ginger malt, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Growler from Garmonbozia! Pours clear dark orange/amber with a white head. Aroma is mostly ginger. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Thinner bodied with a dry, sweet ginger finish. Pretty good stuff.

Hinez57 (253) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - MAR 3, 2012
1/2 gallon growler - Aroma is slightly malty, light hint of ginger or lemongrass. Thin white short lived head with little-no lacing. mostly clear. Ginger flavors hit the palate up front rather hard, but even more quickly fade into the overall moderately bittered brew. Hints of grain & spice along with the ever present ginger. Seems to be a low hopped pale ale with some spicy malts, perhaps rye, as the base beer with the addition of ginger. Palate is viscous but perfect for the brew. Overall this will be an amazing summer sipper. Really well done spice/herb/veggie brew. I think the level of the ginger, which I’m a fan of and cook with a fair bit, is perfect. However the beer would really stand out if there were just a bit of late hops for aromatics and some darker crystal malts for complexity. If not that perhaps a different yeast strain to introduce some phenols. Really enjoying this beer. I’ll probably be cooking some rice with it to match with curry and chicken.

Florida9 (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
Growler shared by hannydawg. Beer is a clear dark amber in color. Forms a large white heard that reduces down to a thick white surface coating. Some mild lacing. Aroma is a pungent mix of ginger and herbs with a light caramel sweetness. Taste is moderately malty with the intense flavor of candied ginger, while not being overly sweet. Ginger-rye spiciness. The taste is very in-your-face and not at all pleasant. Sort of like ginger ale or Jamaican ginger beer, but with the sweetness replaced with malt. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Moderately spicy. Looks good, smells okay, tastes horrible. In the end, this one was undrinkable. Don’t see how anyone could possibly drink an entire growler of this stuff.

Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Draught, Avenue Pub. Amber and bright. Smells quite gingery. Light ginger and toasty malt character. Rye finish. Good brew - it works.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft @ Avenue Pub. Amber clear, scattered lacing. Ginger forward aroma, ginger snap, molasses, cookie. Light body. The ginger does not overwhelm the flavors and neither does the rye. It’s light and had nice cookie character. actually quite a nice beer very well made.

jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Growler. Pours orange with a slight head. Aroma prominent with the ginger. Flavor has fresh ginger, some spiciness from the rye, light bodied and easy drinking.

Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Tons of Ginger on the nose and tongue, but still light and very drinkable, sessionable beer. the body is thick pale malt, some sweetness, cereals, but the ginger really excites me. It tastes fresh and not overpowering so much as to ruin your palate. On tap at the 12 South Winter Warmer beer festival in Nashville, TN.

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Growler, purchased @ Pop’s, Suwanee. Pours a deep amber color, light tan head. Aroma of spicy, gourmet, Ginger Snap cookies. Sweet and very spicy ginger all through the nose. Caramel flavor, tingle of rye malts, floral sweetness of ginger. Very mild. Overall, earthy character. Nice bitterness balanced with the loads of spice. Finishes dry with a long peppery tingle on the tongue.

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