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Native Ginger Wheat - Foley Brothers Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%


Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 12-30-2012)
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Brad007

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I see that this brewery has yet to garner reviews and honestly, this is the first time I've heard of it. There are so many new breweries popping up in VT that I honestly cannot keep track of them all.

Pours a whitish-gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. Not overtly cloudy either.

Sweet with a good dose of wheat and ginger in the nose.

The ginger does add a bit of "oomph" to an otherwise standard pale wheat ale. It's a very mellow example of the style. Doesn't clobber you over the head either.

Very "bready" at the back of the throat. Easy drinking ale.

Definitely go out and try this if you want something that's light, crisp and not too far from sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 02:33:19 | More by Brad007
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ConnHuskyFan

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at grand opening...took home Native Brown Ale as well in 22 oz bottles.

A- Straw, fizzy, 1 inch thin head in pint glass

S-Grassy, earthy, ginger, sweet

T-Started crisp, floral and full at the back of the throat

M-Slight licorice start, clean and full ginger finish, smooth carbonation...aftertaste wheat, banana bread...worried about licorice feel, but did not last, taste of wheat and ginger released nicely

O-Great niche beer saw guys and girls covering this one at the bar/opening...sessionable, great for all seasons.

Cool people, small family owned place in Vermont...not sure how it will age in the bottle, but I am stocking up as the stores sell out of this quickly.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 20:19:00 | More by ConnHuskyFan
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The. Beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a faint amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some wheaty flavors.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little one-dimensional but is pretty nice if you like ginger.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 00:49:22 | More by metter98
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fluffy and fizzy pasty white 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly reinforced by many bubbles and nice foamy lacing, slight hazy golden wheat orange color.

Nose has light wheat aromas, with a big ginger aroma, candied ginger and ginger ice cream, hint of citrus, banana, and very faint spices.

Taste kicks in ginger right away, candied and ginger ice cream again, slightly pickled as well. Then wheat, grassy wheat with hint if citrus and faint spices again, touch of banana and clove like, fluffy too. Ginger gives faint spicy, and some bitterness as well as grassy and faint spicy hops. Finish is drier but sticky, lingering bitter hops and bitter ginger, candied ginger and touch of butterscotch for some reason.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, lots of fluffy carb.

Overall ok, pretty much delivers what it promises, ginger and wheat, nothing special but decent and fairly tasty, drinkable, and would be a great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 02:56:19 | More by jlindros
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-nice golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-wheat, citrus, ginger, grassy, hint of pine

T-wheat, malt, ginger, grass, lemon, orange, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O-good tasting wheat ale, like the ginger and a great summer beer

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 21:17:08 | More by MDDMD
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Abra

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep golden yellow with a quickly fading head.
Aroma is a nice mixture of candied ginger and wheat.

Taste is a blend of ginger(with a hint of sweetness) and wheat backed by subtle spices and light fruit flavors. The hops provide a very palate cleansing crispness without being bitter. Good carbonation and medium body.

Overall an enjoyable, drinkable local Vermont beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 20:46:05 | More by Abra
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere in the Middlebury/Burlington area.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" eggshell head over the clear golden amber brew. Airy head lasts well, with average lacing. Aroma is sweet with a touch of tartness.

Taste is pale malt sweetness to start, again some mild tartness in the middle, and closes with light bitterness and ginger notes. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, with drinkability also above average. Not a bad first offering for me from Foley Bros.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 21:09:11 | More by ppoitras
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes over the weekend.

A- Poured into a pint glass with a hazy golden orange body. Big creamy white head with great retention. Tons of lace pillows.

S- Pale ale feel with some wheat, light caramel, apple and fresh cracked grain feel to it. Just a bit of ginger here.

T- Ginger forward for sure in the flavor. Nice wheat, light biscuit, cracked grain, apples and light fruits to support the ginger.

MF- Light bodied but creamy as the head might suggest and the wheat lends a feel like this. High carbonation good with the ginger flavor. Low bitterness.

A solid drinkable brew with a nice ginger forward flavor. Sort of like a pale ale wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 00:17:41 | More by cbutova
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a weizen glass. Poured a very pale amber, with a thin bubbly 1 finger head. Small amount of cling to the head, but disappeared very fast. Handful of streams of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was a bit bitter, mostly wheaty, but with some sharpness of ginger mixed in. As it rested, banana could be detected as well. Taste was wheaty, before shifting to a bit of ginger, then finishing as a grassy leafy flavor. Felt good in the mouth. Not overly carbonated, and a bit of stickiness so that it felt like it had substance. Overall not bad

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 22:36:06 | More by mountdew1
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hillvt4me

Vermont

3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Snow white dense foam head, that lingers several minutes

S-wheat, citrus, ginger, damp wood mix together

T-wheat, thick ginger, bitter, lemon

F-mild carbonation, herbal bitter finish

O-decent wheat ale/ginger; slight imbalance

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 22:46:49 | More by hillvt4me
Native Ginger Wheat from Foley Brothers Brewing
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