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Hard Ginger Beer - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: allengarvin on 07-29-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of allengarvin
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

This is a hazy bright yellow-gold beer with a substantial head and great lacing. Smells like lime soda--kind of over sweet, artificial lime. Tastes like soda too--way, way oversweet. There's supposed to be ginger in here as well, but I don't get any. Just pungent lemon-lime sweetness. The press release says it can be enjoyed on its own or used as a cocktail mixer. Don't believe it. The former use, on its own, is borderline disgusting.

Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Sprecher Hard Ginger Beer

My wife recently started drinking Moscow Mules which include vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. We've found a few good ones (Fever Tree, Regatta) but a lot of them are lacking the ginger kick that they should have (Gosling's) so I thought I'd try this. It's got alcohol to it, but it's not that much at 4.7%, and she's mixing it with vodka anyway.

The Sprecher is nice, but unfortunately I think I'd have to rank it somewhere in the middle as far as its ginger kick goes. It's got even less than Reed's. But overall it's not bad. For my own tastes I could use a little more carbonation, but I understand that it's supposed to be a little restrained.

If you drink it straight it's got a pleasant balance between soft sweetness and mid-level ginger bite, and because of that I can see why they might suggest that you can enjoy it on its own. I can easily imagine relaxing with one of these ice-cold on a hot summer day, perhaps at a BBQ. For my money though, I'll stick with Fever Tree for making Moscow Mules.

Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of EricRP
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Gave this a shot because it was the first one I spotted.. that was a mistake. Like another reviewer said it is more like pop than beer, it is lacking in both good ginger flavor and beer flavor. The weird, stomach-churning aftertaste of cheaply added malt liquor reminds me of side pocket which made me sicker than I've ever been in my life. I wish I could say this was good, it's just not.

Photo of enelson
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of DMarlinJ
3/5  rDev -11.2%

I would not call this beer. On a hot summer day it would be nice cold and refreshing. It is more like ginger ale but with some alcohol. So I added a shot of my favorite bourbon and a dash of bitters and I have my favorite cocktail. Now it works for me. I won't drink it by itself again but it may work better than Vernors when making a Detroiter.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.61/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Hard Ginger Beer from Sprecher Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.