Mount Desert Island Ginger - Atlantic Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -9.6%
A very unique flavor to this beer. I must confess that I do no detect any ginger at all which makes me wonder whether I got a "defective" bottle. The aroma is overwhelmingly smoky. Forms a huge head even when poured carefully. Lovely color. The flavor is smoky with hints of caramel and a slight burn indicative of the ginger's presence.
08-21-2014 23:28:12 | More by Salt-n-Beer
4/5 rDev +20.5%
Had on tap at the brewery
Appearance: minimal head, gold in color, hazy, low carbonation
Smell: smells strongly of ginger
Taste: ginger, pale malt, light toasted malt
Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium bodied, sweet with herbal spiciness, dry
Overall: I like the taste of ginger and this beer features the spice in all its glory. If you do not like ginger, stay away. The ginger mixes well with the base of a pale malt. I could have several of these and find it to be one of Atlantic's better small bottle beers.
08-04-2014 15:06:39 | More by tigg924
3.54/5 rDev +6.6%
(no freshness date - poured into a balloon)
A: huge foam stand reminiscent of a hefeweizen or infection... dark orange liquid, mild haze... the foam looks great, with the belly button crest and all
S: a bit like spiced apple cake, with the ginger just poking through in the end of big whiff... mild-moderate spicy phenolics and ocean air... slightly air-cauterized fresh ginger root
T: base of bold, mild-intensity caramel (candy bar quality) with a not-too-sweet candied ginger thread... basically, an amber ale foundation with a soft hit of ginger spice... hops play a background role - nothing particularly "hoppy" about this
M: wheaty roundness to the body like a hefeweizen with an added slickness of crystal malt
O: completely fresh and untainted, this beer retains a refreshing fruity note along with a malty, yet light, foundation with a touch of spicy ginger - this bottle has some of that still intact, though it's been ... first had this beer at the brewery summer of '07, brought home a six-pack... it's just a pleasant twist on the standard light/crisp, blonde/wheat summer ale
07-13-2014 06:14:56 | More by Bouleboubier
3.95/5 rDev +19%
Had this beer while on vacation in Bar Harbor Main. After hiking all day stumbled across this beer. It is very refreshing and I love the taste. Has a fruity smell, cloudy amber color, and a slight hint of ginger. I thought it was good enough to have my local liquer store order me a case.
12-02-2013 03:51:17 | More by 29Engine
3.45/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Pours a slightly murky dark golden yellow to amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the sides of the glass and some golden orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film surrounded by a thinly mottled very thin film covering about 20% of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat with light aromas of fresh ginger (and just a hint of ginger spiciness).
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat with some lighter notes of citrus/orange and fresh ginger - though with only a light amount of ginger spiciness. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present and fade very quickly.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Easy to drink but I really wish the aromas and flavors of fresh ginger were more prevalent, more spicy, and more intense. Refreshing and a nice beer for the summer.
08-22-2013 22:21:21 | More by dbrauneis
4.01/5 rDev +20.8%
The beer was poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, and it was a bright, hazy, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, foamy, white head. Nose of subtle ginger and toast. Flavors of sweet gingerbread, with a roasty/toasty highlight. Lemony ginger aftertaste, with a cookie character. Smooth, light bodied, with a frothy, clean finish. Very good brew.
08-22-2013 04:52:56 | More by GarthDanielson
Mount Desert Island Ginger from Atlantic Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.