Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellowish gold with slight whitish head. Nose is somewhat citrusy with underlying honey and lemony notes. Ginger presence is mild. Flavor has mild maltiness with faint sweetness. Not an overpowering beer, but a nice subtle change. Could be a nice session beer.
From Jul 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle a hazy light gold with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving about a 1/4" layer for the entire session.
The smell has a pungent nose to it along with some earthiness.
The taste has a honey sweet flavour mixed with a ginger tartness that is *definitely* different...for me, it's a bit *too* different from what I expect in a beer. I'm not going to slam Sam Adams for coming out with this traditional brew, I'll just say that in this case, it's not for me. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Golden with a fizzy head. Smells of spices, clove with a little caramel. Flavor is smooth with lots of ginger, fruity with little hops. Finish is still smooth with a bite of bitterness. phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle in the hotel lobby after the RB Best Awards. Thanks to whoever brought these four old Sam Adams - never expected to see them, as they must be just about exctinct in the wild by now. Pours a barely cloudy gold with a head that only amounts to a small ring. Plenty of ginger left, with honey, tea, lemon, grass, and a faint toasted malt. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, tea-like mouthfeel. I’m sure this was much better a decade ago, but the remnants still add up to something interesting. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Golden. Ginger, caramel, oxidation. Sweet. Light-bodied. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. The aroma is faint ginger. Thin mouth, honey, grain, sweet, off finish.
slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"i’m a sucker for ginger, so i may appreciate this beer more than most. while the strange flavor, for a beer anyway, may make it so i wouldn’t drink one everyday, it was pretty good. GREAT balance with the honey and ginger. quite refreshing." madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
24th July 2009jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy brown beer. Crisp palate. Nice blend of lemon and honey with ginger coming and adding bite. Finshes with a little carbonated bite. Unusual tasting beer. Spicy sweet lemon marmalade! Refreshing.
It’s pretty much all ginger here. Light bodied. Nose of honey and ginger spice. Taste is ginger spice with more ginger and some ginger spice. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2009
An interesting beer.....light, fresh aroma of ginger and honey, along with some lemon. Flavor is primarily ginger, but the sweetness of the honey is detectable, as is the malt and lemon, but that is more in the background. Quite carbonated. A unique brew that is not altogether unpleasant. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to daknole, October 2006. Dark brown orange with enormous clumps of brown yeasties. A thin white head. Aroma is mostly ginger with some clover honey presence. Taste is almost all ginger. Depends on your taste for ginger.