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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A tropical lager brewed with fresh lemongrass and ginger to produce a truly unique taste experience. Perfect with spicy food, or just to chill from the heat of summer.

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3.5
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On draught at Nodding Head. Arrived at the table a crystal clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a bit of lace. Light aroma of ginger and malt. The flavor contains a nice solid dose of ginger without being overpowering, along with some malt and just a bit of the lemongrass. Medium bodied and fairly smooth on the palate. Different and enjoyable!

3.5
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Clean gold pour with a cream white head and lace. Light malt no hops, and light ginger. Perfumy with light sweet malt, and ginger. Surprising light/medium bodied with nice low carbonation.

3.7
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Tap at Noddinghead. This is a great killer cool beer. Pours yellow with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet lemongrass Taste is sweet with lemongrass and a lot of cool herbalness.

3
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Ginger features in the aroma, with sweet malt and iced tea. The flavor has ginger, sweet malts, and herbal notes. Decent.

1.4
laerm (1) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
I first had this brew seven or eight years ago while visiting friends in Philly. I thought it was one of the more repugnant things I’d ever tasted, with a really thin mouthfeel, but I gave the brewer credit for trying something wacky. Fast forward to last week, when a friend of mine visited Philly and reported drinking a really awful beer called Monkey Knife Fight, which grabbed his attention based on the name. I said I had tried the same beer many years ago, also because of the name. Imagine my surprise to find the same (somewhat respectable) bar is still serving this monstrosity, and that the brewer is still brewing it! So then I’ve gotta know: who the heck is drinking this stuff?!

1.9
jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 On Draft at Nodding Head. Pours a piss clear yellow with no head. The aroma is some lemon and something else...maybe ginger. Taste is definitely lemon with some gingery notes in the finish. Easy to drink, but different. RERATE: Pours light yellow body with a flowery yankee candle aroma. Mouthfeel is pungent and dry with terrible notes of ginger and the candle. This was my least favorite of the flight that day.

2.9
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Draft - part of sampler at brewery. This is an unusual beverage. Not bad, but definitely a touch on the different side. The ginger and lemongrass were a little too visible for me. Glad I tried it, but nothing I will seek out again. On a side note, my wife really liked it.

3.3
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Tap – Nodding Head. Bright gold, creamy white head. Soft fresh lemony soap aromas ride undercurrents of herbal ginger-like notes. Irish Spring in a glass. Lemon grassiness and sweet ginger flavors balance each other from start to finish. Thoughts of Mellow Yellow crept into mind. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad at all, just not my thing today. I’m guessing paired with Thai food though would make this a huge winner...

3.7
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
An asian influenced blonde lager you say? Well. Okay. Pours a clear straw. White head. Odd nose. Ahh. I get it. Asian influenced. Lemongrass and ginger in the mix. Full flavor from it that rescues it from being just another boring ass lager. Feel is smooth on carbonation and better than average on the liquid. Overall the lemongrass and ginger make it quite an interesting brew. I like it.

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is wheat, ginger, lemon (after reading description). Taste is grain, wheat, ginger/wood, lemon, cream soda, creamy texture. Minimum carbonation.


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