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Ginger Beard - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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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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5/5  rDev +61.8%

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4.71/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma 12/12
Strong raw ginger root hits you right up front and clears the sinuses. You can also smell a light sweet malt profile and some hops - Goldings? - coming through. There is a pleasant dough that rounds things out and helps the ginger from becoming too overpowering. As it warms the aroma remains remarkably consistant.

Appearance 2/3
Light amber/ginger color. Clear. A medium amount of bubble rising. Very thick foaming head with extremly long retention. It is like a root beer float kind of head. If the beer could be a bit less foamy I could actually pour it better. The foam sticks nicely to the sides but washes away easily.

Flavor 18/20
Spicy candy ginger with a hint of malt sweetness and just a tad of goldings bitter flavor. The ginger does what one would expect from the flavor, which is to give the tongue that tingly feel from eating a piece of sugar coated ginger candy. The aftertaste is ginger candy chews with a lingering light goldings bitter taste intermingling with the ginger. As it warms the beer becomes a tad watery. The mineral profile is enjoyable, but it detracts from the rest of the flavors. I would like to taste a bit more of the malt, hops, and bread dough that come
through in the aroma.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Medium body. Smooth. High carbonation. A pleasant tingling of the tongue that one should get from a spicy ginger beer.

Overall Impression 10/10
There is no evidence of alcohol here. This could easily just be a high quality non-alcoholic ginger beer. It has exactly what it needs to be one - spicy ginger with interesting flavors. The English Ale base is definitely evident here and mixes well with the spicy candy ginger. Some might want the ginger to be more subdued and to provide a better balance - but that would ruin this beer entirely, making it too weak.

Personally, I adore ginger and am excited to finally have a true ginger beer (read: alcohol is in it) that meets up to my high expectations for the style. We have a six pack of these 1 pint bottles and I am very excited to use the next one to make high balls with Pim's No. 1 Cup.

47/50

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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Photo of Lordwindowlicker
4.01/5  rDev +29.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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3.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark copper in colour. Pours a small head and has low head retention.

S: Ginger, ginger, ginger. There is some maltiness backbone that can be perceived.

T: GInger on the palate with some sweet malt. A bit of heat at the back of the throat and then finishes with some great sweetness.

M: Good carbonation, some heat from the ginger.

O: This is a fantastic Ginger Beer.

Photo of SmashPants
3.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: great funky label, stylish 500mL embossed brown bottle. Pretty awesome!

Appearance: a bit heavier than the standard ginger - mid-straw with minimal head that fades quickly.

Aroma: sweet ginger (of course), but there is also a hit of strong spices - definitely getting nutmeg and cloves.

Taste: quite strong ginger, tastes very natural and slightly bitter. Certainly has some 'wham', of which I certainly approve.

Aftertaste: dissipates reasonably quickly, which is a bit disappointing.

Mouth feel: light-to-moderate body, with a reasonably high carbonation to carry the flavour and makes for a refreshing ginger.

Overall: supposedly has "traditional root ginger"... In any case, it has a 'Wham!' that most ginger beers don't. Fantastically different, really good ginger beer. Not sessional, but at least it's got something!

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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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.

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3.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle marked 3CDI 21:48 at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of ginger
Head small (2 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a few foam islands
No lacing
Body a nice medium yellow, clear
Flavor is predominantly sweet and gingery; no malt, no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl, just ginger which leaves a nice stomach-warming afterglow
Palate is medium and watery with lively carbonation.

Best ginger beer I’ve found so far, flavorful but not overpowering.

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