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Ginger Beard - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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72
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 27.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 08-02-2011

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Photo of leinie13
2.54/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
2.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lordwindowlicker
4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You really must be in the mood for something sweet if you are to enjoy this. I am a mark for ginger, so this does it for me when the mood hits me.

It's a desert beer, for sure.. but still quite tasty.

Photo of Zach122
3.18/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.34/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle into a St. Bernardus chalice. Bought for $4.50.

Pours slightly hazy sunburst orange. Minimal head.

Smells of floral ginger, a tiny touch of earthy hops and hand soap.

The flavor is rather a pleasant surprise considering my expectations from other reviews. Ginger (more like dried powder than fresh root in flavor) hits first, followed by a simple but nice blend of sweetness, earthy hop bitterness with a touch of flavor, and some generic malts. The ginger really isn't bad, but could have a fresher flavor. Very little aftertaste.

This is less carbonated than expected, with surprising sweetness and bitterness. Neither are awesome and I would probably like it more if it didn't taste sweet or bitter, but just more balanced. Certainly not bad though.

I have never tasted hops and ginger together. The combination works okay, but is almost like a cleaning agent in flavor. This association hurts the whole experience, but overall this is working alright.

Photo of Beardo
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of fresh ginger, ginger ale, and candied ginger aromas. Taste is much the same with very sweet ginger ale and candied ginger flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of ginger heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is tasty for what it is, but it reminds me much more of a ginger ale than beer.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is way underrated. its a refreshing english ale with a sharp hit of ginger. if you dont like ginger, dont buy a ginger beer and then rate it poorly. this is well made and clever, and as intense with the ginger as i have seen, like a ginger beer proper. some caramel malt to this is my only real issue. its a tad sweeter than it needs to be, and loses a little of its potential refreshment capacity as a result, but the ginger cuts it well, and i think needs the body of the grain to stand on, so it works on the whole. its frothy and well carbonated, and light enough in abv to make an afternoon of. i like it less in a winter context, but its great all the time. im not sure why these guys have been rated so badly here, i think all their stuff is at least passable, and some of it is excellent. this is a cool twist on an authentic english type, and the potency of the ginger makes it memorable. i would buy this again for sure, and not just because my girlfriend loved it. i loved it too.

Photo of patre_tim
4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

A: Copper with a light cloudiness, little medium sized bubble carbonation, a finger of yellowish ginger head.


S: Ginger, herbal like sage, a hint of skunk, orange citrus like orange juice quality.


T: A huge unexpected sweetness, big ginger notes, sage, orange, lemon zest, an odd dull bitterness on the finish, lingering sweetness and heat of ginger.


M: Medium syrupy body, light carbonation, heat on the tongue is distinguishing.


O: Not disappointed in this beer, though I’d wondered based on other reviews. I think it’s a great one for the holidays and will try it with candy canes, chocolate, a cinnamon caramel Belgian waffle, shortbread and caramel corn. Drank in Chiang Mai, Dec 6th, 2014.

Photo of Immortale25
3.49/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Smells like either strong ginger ale or simply ginger beer.

T- Sweet ginger ale like flavor with even more of a sugary finish than Canada Dry.

M- Somewhat tingly from the ginger with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Basically just an alcoholic version of ginger ale.

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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1.64/5  rDev -46.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.4/5  rDev +10%

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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Ginger Beard from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.