Yak and Yeti Haunted Series Ginger Beer

Formerly brewed at Spice Trade Brewing
Arvada, Colorado USA
6.7% Spice/Herb/Vegetable | 1 Rating | 22 IBU | Series Seasonal |
Yes, the Colonial-style Ginger Beer is back on the Haunted Beer Series Tap. This is something that George Washington or Ben Franklin would have homebrewed. Is it historically accurate? Unless you own a time-machine, I’m going to say “yes.” Nobody can be certain but I used Brown Malt which is basically what the beers would have been like before the invention of Pale malts. Also incorporated English hops and English yeast, as there wasn’t any American strains yet. You’ll have to try it and decide for yourselves. This beer is fairly dark in color, like a brown ale and is 6.7%ABV and 22 IBU’s. The beer has a very distinctive ginger bite as it has more than 3lbs of ginger per bbl of beer. Will be released at 4PM on Wednesday April 24th, 2013. Read more about the first release and other interesting facts (like it is not a root but a rhizome and the Nepalese call it the “aduwa”) here. Prost!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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