rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. hazy amber with small head. ginger is the overwhelming flavor here. rye and wheat as well. could dial back the ginger a bit. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
750 mL bottle from jtclockwork. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a huge foamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, rye, apple, spicy ginger. The taste is strong ginger, earth, spice, lemon, toasted malts, rye. Medium bodied, lingering lemon and ginger. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
In short: A sweet rye beer overwhelmed by ginger. Not for me.cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed (probably fresh) immediately after receiving it from cetherid, thanks Chris .
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a white ring of foam.
In long: Aroma and taste is just what the name implies. Ginger, rye and then more ginger. I was excited to try this beer because of the Rye part of the name (I’m a rye beer lover) but I was also scared because of the Ginger part of the name. Sadly it is the ginger that overtakes the beer and totally ruined it. And to make matter worse there was also quite a bit of residual sugars. More of a gimmick than a real beer, a gimmick that some may like, but I sure didn’t. I didn’t finish y bottle, a tiny 12oz bottle. I know this is a mean rating but it is not because I’m a Canadian that I should always be fucken polite, also I’m sorry I used a big f-word, I won’t do it again I promise.
On tap at 2013 GTMW, pours a clear orange with an white head, the aroma was of a lot of spice and just a little bit of fruit with it, the flavor was of pretty heavy spice and rye with a little bit of hops showing up in the finish, not bad. ICEatALAMO (1357) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a bright hazy orange. The aroma is powerfully rye. The taste is mostly rye, with faint hops. Interesting and drinks smooth.
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jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Quite an interesting beer with a unique palate. Tastes a bit like an imperial hefeweizen with ginger added. Has strong flavors of banana, cloves, and spicy ginger. Moosetracks91 (9) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Pour is a hazy orange with an initial nice white head that resides quickly. Aroma is a ginger, sweet, spicy. Taste of ginger is strong going sweet to bitter but is nice, crisp and refreshing. Overall not to bad of a beer. I think with changing the amount of each ingredient it could be better. Same with Nice Spice. Less or more of one thing can change it and make it better. But again overall a pretty solid one if you like ginger and hef's
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Bottle. Bright golden orange with a minimal orangey white head. Strong ginger and spice aroma. A bit like a ginger snap. Tastes similar with a bunch of additional orange flavor. The aroma and flavor was much more pleasant as it warmed. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Very gingery. Too much so. Wouldn't try again. But ok. Need more characters.
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Bottle thanks to BlowOffTube. Pours a bright cloudy orange color. Smells a tad like ginger but mostly hefeweizen. Same with the taste.