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Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer - Unity Vibration

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Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha BeerTriple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MarcatGSB on 01-25-2012)
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2/5  rDev -43.8%

03-14-2013 18:07:22 | More by GrindFatherBob
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rderedin

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

03-14-2014 22:31:36 | More by rderedin
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.36/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

DISCLAIMER: This is not actually a beer. It's a fermented kombucha culture that's fruited/spiced and hopped. There is no malt used whatsoever. Just saying.

Now that the legal is out of the way, this stuff pours a clear sallow, with about as much head as a post-Terror French aristocrat. The nose comprises a pervasive sweet-sourness (think blue raspberry Lick-a-Maid powder, especially the sour variety), bright ginger, candi sugar, and a tiny touch of lemongrass. The taste hints at the same sweetness as found in the smell, but then a blast of harsh ginger, grass, green tea, and funky lemon rind comes in and Tunguska-blasts every good thing that ever hitherto existed on the tongue. Luckily, this phenomenon disappears just as quickly as it came, leaving me with a light bit of vague tartness and sweetness resting in my mouth. Thankfully it's clean, but that fact hardly makes up for the savagery that just swept through. The body is a lithe medium, with a light carbonation and a limpidly slick feel. Overall, this is just an offensive mess, plain and simple. Luckily, it's not hurting the world of beer so much as the world of flavored alcoholic kombucha...

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 03:31:41 | More by TMoney2591
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HarmonMW

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-04-2013 20:53:55 | More by HarmonMW
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kchannel9

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

09-27-2012 02:03:59 | More by kchannel9
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-10-2013 01:07:49 | More by mpenning13
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nikhilshetty007

Arizona

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-20-2014 06:13:53 | More by nikhilshetty007
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Supergenious

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-10-2013 15:34:01 | More by Supergenious
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-18-2014 20:43:01 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-13-2013 06:03:35 | More by Lare453
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remitrom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-07-2013 03:39:35 | More by remitrom
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GRG1313

California

3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light white (yep,....a light semi-clear white) with no head but for a small rim of white bubbles. Looks a bit like water with some fresh lemon squeezed in.

Nose is 100% pure assertive ginger - period. It even has that peppery spice ginger nose.

Mouthfeel is actually medium bodied fresh, citric with crisp bubbles and a spritzy carbonation.

Flavor profile - wow! This looks like water but the flavors just come on like gang-busters. What a surprise! This is a giant hit over the head with big super sweet, rich, ripe assertive ginger. This is "ginger ale" of the best kind. I have to confess that this does not taste like beer. It tastes like a really good, well made, very sweet ginger ale. It has big ginger spice and a bold pepper character. There is a hint of "sweet/sour" in the flavors. You'd give this to your kids if you didn't know better.

This is all big bold sweet ginger soda. I love it - but as a sweet soda, not a beer. I believe that it's supposed to be a sour wild ale - it misses a bit, except for the finish where there is a slight light sour finish. I get zero hop character whatsoever in nose or flavor profile

Finish is big, spicy ginger candy and spice, again with just a hint of sour.

Conclusion: You like sweet ginger ale - this is for you.

You want a ginger "toned" beer that "shows" the hops that's supposed to in this one - perhaps this is not for you.

I'd give it a 5 for a ginger ale soda. However, as an "American Wild Ale" I'm not so sure that it hit its mark. More soda than beer, despite the fact that I like it. Judging is going to be tuff for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 05:20:48 | More by GRG1313
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-11-2014 03:10:23 | More by acurtis
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Betajeff

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-30-2014 02:37:47 | More by Betajeff
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-25-2013 00:47:10 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-03-2012 06:31:25 | More by StoutHunter
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Giovacchini

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- translucent yellow, slightly hazy, it looks like lemon juice. No head whatsoever.

S- vinegar! Ginger. Hops not present.

T- vinegar, ginger, some mild alcohol.

M- bitter vinegar, some alcohol heat.

O- I tried this beer because I used to make kombucha and I worked the hardest to make my ginger kombucha taste good. Suprisingley this beer tastes almost exactly like the kombucha I brewed except with a little more heat from the alcohol. It was good but not great and was not really what I consider beer to be.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 05:40:28 | More by Giovacchini
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Slight gushing upon opening. Initially poured out a white color before the rest poured a light yellow color. It's cloudy, and some dark particles can be seen floating in the glass. White head was large on the pour and is supported by massive amounts of carbonation bubbles.

S: Smells like actual raw ginger, which I find a little off putting. Notes of cheap homemade wine and vinegar also.

T: Actually not too bad. I agree with other reviews in that it tastes like a very sweet ginger ale soda. Only slightly tart, nowhere near sour. I also get some light lemon and cherry flavors. Aftertaste is a little vinegary. Really this tastes like it could be some kind of soda pop.

M: Bubbles are very active in the mouth. Body is pretty light.

O: One of the most unique beers I've ever had, although I would not have this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 03:43:31 | More by CMUbrew
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Lost Abbey tulip.

A: Pours a very hazy straw color, with a bit of gold coming through. Light is allowed, but it is a fairly muddy color. Hardly any lacing to speak of, and the small very fluffy white head dissipates quickly.

N: Great kombucha aroma is flowing out of the glass with some really nice ginger character. Sweet nectar.

T: Ginger is on the forefront here, with the kombucha bringing up the rear. Great balance between the two. A bit of tartness from the kombucha, and the hop addition add to the dryness.

M: Almost a champagne like texture. Very easy to drink, with a prickly, vibrant carbonation.

D and O: Something different. Great gluten free option, and vegan friendly. Fun drinking "beer".

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 01:44:26 | More by MarcatGSB
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light lemon yellow with a little bit of carbonation bubbling, but no head in the traditional sense. Looks a lot like carbonated lemonade. Pungent aroma of ginger and citrus tartness; a little acidic. Flavor is very tart citrus, mostly lemon, lactic acid, ginger and a hint of tea. Finishes tart with some wild yeast. Light bodied with nice active carbonation giving a decent mouth feel. As I poured and smelled this, I was going to protest the "American wild ale" categorization, but after tasting it, I have to say there is overlap between this and sour wild ales. This is most reminiscent of a carbonated, sour ginger lemonade, but with hints of lactic acid and wild yeast (I see from quick research that Brettanomyces can be part of kombucha culture, so the overlap with wild ales is pretty solid). That being said, this tastes less like beer than any brew I've had. Very refreshing, interesting, and unusual. Sadly, I'm not a sour ale fan and while fun to drink, the tartness was bit over the top for me after half a glass. Credit for it delivering what it promises.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 04:38:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-30-2013 14:21:48 | More by cnbrown313
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-02-2014 02:43:36 | More by Morakaton
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-05-2013 01:17:26 | More by TechBrew
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geekrobot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-16-2013 17:34:57 | More by geekrobot
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured this one into my snifter and got (for a second) a finger of what seemed to be white head, which was very effervescent. The beer itself is a translucent mild and muted yellow color, with a constant fizz going on. A little bit of sediment rests on the bottom of my glass.

Smells of wheat, wild yeast, mildly of vinegar, slightly spoiled green apples and funk.

Up front its a little on the sweet side. Sugar, green and red apples seem to dance with the ginger. The back end gets a little sour with a hint of funk and wet grass. The very end has the hint of a gardeny flavor that may or may not be the kombucha. After reading the bottle, I believe it is the black tea they brew it with.

The mouthfeel is light-medium. It is very carbonated and moves very easily. It goes down clean with no residue and is actually a little refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 16:27:08 | More by CFHMagnet
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Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer from Unity Vibration
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