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Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer - Unity Vibration

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82
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: MarcatGSB on 01-25-2012)
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

GrindFatherBob, Mar 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

rderedin, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
2.36/5  rDev -34.1%
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...

TMoney2591, Mar 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

HarmonMW, Jun 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

kchannel9, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of mpenning13
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

mpenning13, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

nikhilshetty007, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Supergenious, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

BrewtalHonesty, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Lare453, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

GRG1313, Jun 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

acurtis, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Betajeff, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MAUEX_MFA, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

StoutHunter, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Giovacchini
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Giovacchini, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Phelps
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Each bottle is a living product, with active yeast that continue to bounce around, munch on the tea's sugars and produce carbon dioxide. Carbonation levels vary, and there's definitely the danger of spillovers -- as happened with the ginger version of this beer. A good third of the bottle spilled out in a fizzy, funky, ginger-tinged eruption.

The color and clarity of just-squeezed lemonade -- cloudy, thick yellow. In contrast to the other varieties, this version leads with ginger, fresh-cut and fresh-squeezed and pickled. Grapefruit and soil. Ginger is the leader of the flavor as well, blending lemon juice in there -- reminds me of a cocktail. Super-high carbonation, champagne levels.

My favorite of these odd ales -- liquid pickled ginger. Drink it with sushi.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of CMUbrew
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

CMUbrew, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.4/5  rDev -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".

MarcatGSB, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

LiquidAmber, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

cnbrown313, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Morakaton, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TechBrew, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

geekrobot, Aug 16, 2013
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Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer from Unity Vibration
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.