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Native Ginger Wheat - Foley Brothers Brewing

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Native Ginger WheatNative Ginger Wheat

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BA SCORE
84
good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

nmann08, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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.

metter98, May 18, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

my first beer from foley brothers is a good one, much delayed after I dropper and broke a bottle in the street last summer, good to finally get another going safely. a blonde brew heavy on both the wheat malt and the ginger aroma, raw and spicy, almost too intense with the ginger. not much head on this thing, which is in this case an indication of how under carbonated the beer is, my only real issue with an otherwise wonderful summer refresher. lots and lots of ginger in the nose, a little more mild with it in the taste, flush with wheat malt, I like how robust it is, not a light beer by any stretch. hearty and earthy in the base, with the spice of fresh shaved ginger root in the finish, almost hot in the throat going down but stopping just short of that. if this had some more bubbles it would be stunning, but it feels a little too flat to serve he purpose in hot weather, but I do like the fuller body for the style. it looks like foley brothers makes some really cool beer, I hope to track a few more down while I am back east this week.

StonedTrippin, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jason, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

jlindros, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

InspectorBob, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

ppoitras, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

PEIhop, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tobelerone, May 25, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Brad007, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ZEB89, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tommyguz, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

williamjbauer, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.73/5  rDev 0%
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.

cbutova, May 28, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Davepoolesque, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kmlund, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
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

MDDMD, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

NEhophead, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

DaveHack, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

iatethecloudsfor, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of pisano
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

pisano, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dunix, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Janeinma, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

braican, Jun 04, 2013
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Native Ginger Wheat from Foley Brothers Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.