Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle from BC Liquors
Hazy golden color. The aroma is a bit herbal (sage and rosemary). The mouthfeel is dry, with the flavor of decent Pale Ale, a moderate touch of ginger plus some herbs; in the final the bitterness is correct and mingles with the ginger spicyness. Although not my favorite style, it has been brewed with grace and will match many dishes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
Amber with a slight haze. Very overt ginger on the nose like what youd see with a Jamaican ginger soda. Strong ginger taste. Underlying malt is nothing special - normal amber ale stuff - but its enough to tell you that its not a soda. That wont be for everyone but I like ginger beer (soda), so I like this too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Sampled at Brewery Creek, pours golden yellow. Intense ginger on the nose with a slight hop bite. Flavour is essentially like taking a bite of pure ginger. Maybe the best example of this Ive had, though still not overly my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bomber from BC Liquor Store on Hastings, Vancouver, BC. Pours hazy dark gold with a slight white head. Woooh! The ginger aroma is strong and pleasing. Med body. The flavor is lightly burning ginger. Love ginger. So many people are afraid to put in a good amount of ginger. Phillips is brave indeed. Maybe it needs a bit more malt, but maybe not. It is ginger. Wish I had some sushi and wasabi to measure this stuff against/with. Any ginger beer lover should be pleased with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (14405) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle - Raw ginger, a bit earthy and a tiny sweetness. Clear gold with a thin head. Tastes of raw ginger, a bit of heat but falls flat after that. There is nothing to balance this or distinguish. It doesnt even taste like a ginger beer pop. Although if you dont like sweet fizzy ginger drinks this may be good for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
lcbo bottle. Pours thickish medium yellow. Big spicy ginger, and thats it. Medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. Not something worth more than a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
2013-01-13. Crisp bright orange body, modest beige head. 3+ strong aroma of ginger in the aroma has an almost soapy undertone to it. 6+ Flavour has a ton of fresh ginger character not unlike pickled ginger from the sushi bar at times. Light alcohol and bitterness, ginger builds and grabs at the throat a bit. Average plus palate. Not bad, but the ginger is pretty intense, so you better like it! Bottle from the LCBO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10072) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
My bottle just says "Ginger Beer", but Im pretty sure its the same brew. Pours a clear honey gold with a thick, lasting white head-- not soda-ish at all, very "beer looking". Aroma is intensely spicy fresh ginger, slightly pungent/earthy. Flavour is all about fresh ginger, slightly soapy, with prickly heat in the finish. Medium bodied, nice pale malt structure. A great ginger beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Amber-gold pour with a thin white head. The aroma is quite fresh and gingery. A little bit of soft sweetness and a bit of gingery heat as well. I get a little whiff of vegetal character as well as bit of soft spice. There is a little bit of lingering bitterness in here as well. Its a decent enough brew - the ginger comes through more in the nose than on the palate, but its okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
[5058-20130112] 650mL bottle. Spicy soapy ginger aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Peppercorn ginger spiced malt grain flavour has a surprising hot-bitter finish. Medium body is bitter and very peppery. Interesting, pretty intensely ginger thoughout but has a nice bitter base. (7/3/7-/3/12) 3.2
(w/ jercraigs)

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