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Ginger Man Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Ginger Man Ale
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gregc on 09-26-2008)
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

On tap at the Ginger Man in NYC, in a nonic pint glass.

A- Poured a dirty orange color. Not clear or hazy, dirty. The minimal at best white head disappeared quickly. No lacing.

S- Some hint of ginger and malt, call it mild gingerbread. There was no hint whatsoever of any Belgian style in the nose. Maybe a little raisin.

T- Talc malts and breads with some spice and ginger.

M- Bordering on offensive. No carbonation.

O- At length, I try to avoid killing a beer. This beer almost killed me and my wife, figuratively speaking. We did not get it at all.

02-11-2014 00:44:46 | More by NiceTaps
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

10-20-2012 01:06:42 | More by jk3
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Ajmorriso1


2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

07-12-2014 18:13:17 | More by Ajmorriso1
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talkinghatrack

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%

On draft at Ginger Man, from notes.

a - pretty standard.

s - like sniffing a plate of fresh ginger with a few banana slices.

t - slightly bitter ginger water. I dig ginger but this brew didn't do much for me.

m - light body. Perhaps too light.

d - Good ABV mask (5.75%) is its main positive attribute. Fun to try but I won't get another one.

04-23-2009 18:41:55 | More by talkinghatrack
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

On tap at Gingerman - SONO.
Poured into pint glass. Not quite sure what is going on with this beer. Smells very malty, not belgian-ey at all.

Taste isn't all that good. Overly malty, with very little hop flavor at all. Not impressed and somewhat disappointed to pay $6 for it.
Such a great establishment needs a better brew...

12-27-2011 19:09:27 | More by DrinkSlurm
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-21-2014 15:28:55 | More by malfunxion
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SMason

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-17-2011 15:40:04 | More by SMason
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

Another small growler sent down from NY for me to sample. Opened this one up after dinner to sit and chill with in front of the tv. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/02/2010,

The pour was ok, nothing spectacular by any means, but again ok. Amber in color and very clear with some decent carbonation that led to a small head, maybe an inch that faded quickly leaving only token side glass lacing and bare top. Aroma is very malty, lots of bready and grain notes bouncing around in here. Ginger is either very well blended in the profile, or not much is actually put in as I am picking up next to nothing. Heavier feel then I have had in other ginger ales, but again it seemed to be lacing much complexity or depth in the flavor. Just dry malts, a muted, lightly bitter hop note that came across somewhat fruity towards the end, but mostly stayed in the herbal realm. Fleating taste on the finish.

Overall a give it an ehh. It was a decent try at the style, but it was no where near complex enough to hold my intrest. A sessionable beer for sure, just not terribly intresting.

04-04-2010 00:57:01 | More by mikesgroove
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

Reviewed on 10/3/08. On tap at Ginger Man. Pours a light brown/amber with a small white head. Aroma of light ginger and sweet malt. Flavor is heavily spiced with lots of ginger. I guess if you liked ginger or spiced beers you'll probably enjoy this one but I wasn't really a fan.
6/4/6/4/14 (3.4/5)

12-27-2008 22:52:39 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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nasty15108

New York

3.23/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from a growler (filled at Pawling Beer&Soda) into a Ommegang goblet.

A - Poured a bright orange/amber color. The pour produced a slightly off-white head of foam that quickly subsided into a thin film. Good lacing scattered around the glass.

S - Very herbal/spiced aroma. Detected a good amount of pine and ginger. Slightly floral and earthy.

T - Slightly malty with a well balanced mixture of spices. Herbal/medicinal finish.

MF&D - Medium/light bodied ale. A little too medicinal for my taste, but overall a quality ale.

11-28-2008 22:09:07 | More by nasty15108
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-03-2012 20:29:47 | More by acurtis
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-23-2012 15:10:24 | More by Noelito76
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-01-2012 02:13:03 | More by xnicknj
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JC88


3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-15-2012 14:36:53 | More by JC88
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-30-2013 19:25:01 | More by LoveStout
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rojapa

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-04-2013 19:51:12 | More by rojapa
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david18

New York

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%

Had a draft of this at george keeleys on the upper west side. I wanted to like this beer better but the Ginger flavor was just a little too strong for me. Color and aroma are good but,again the ginger flavor is just a little too much. I would not recommend this beer.

05-23-2010 22:13:45 | More by david18
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Ralphs66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-10-2013 03:29:53 | More by Ralphs66
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2012 21:04:44 | More by KTCamm
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2013 20:14:47 | More by hoppymcgee
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 02:19:13 | More by Mersh
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 16:57:27 | More by SocalKicks
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-03-2013 23:06:37 | More by DrunkinYogi
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2012 19:09:18 | More by brez8791
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2012 12:26:20 | More by DSlim71
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Ginger Man Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.