Mount Desert Island Ginger - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Mount Desert Island GingerMount Desert Island Ginger

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Reviews: 130
Hads: 197
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 11-04-2002

A refreshing wheat beer spiced with fresh ginger root. The process of making this wheat beer has been nicknamed "special ginger tea", due to the fact that we add over 20 lbs. of fresh ground ginger root into the boil.

We use pale malt, and wheat, as well as Target and Whitbread Goldings Variation hops to flavor this light, summer ale.

Island Ginger is particularly popular during the warmer summer months, though thanks to the ginger kick it has, it would also be warming in the cold winter months.
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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

needed to complete an odd six pack so i reluctantly grabbed one of these. i say reluctantly as i have never been a fan of ginger beers, or any ginger flavoured beverage at that, and was thinking this one would be no different after the smell, which is quite heavy with ginger, but i was wrong. pours a dark gold with a decent head that dissolves to a steady thin lace. as mentioned, smells quite gingery, with a bit of honey. the taste is different, though. the ginger is apparent, yet not overwhelming. subtle, yet apparent. a nice kick to a traditional wheat beer. not bad. (575 characters)

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this beer a lot. When I first saw it, I thought "ginger"? But it was a great addition. It did not overpower the beer, nay, ti enhanced it. It did not leave that stinging taste sensation in your mouth, like ginger soda. I hope this is available in the summer, because it is fantastic. By the way, it's a wheat beer. (322 characters)

Photo of purplehops
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Island Ginger pours a golden honey color with a white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving little or no lacing. The aroma is a faint ginger and honey with a hint of caramel. The taste starts with a faint ginger bite followed by sweet malt flavors and a touch of carbonation burn on the tongue. The finish is crisp and dry with a pleasant maltiness to it. The aftertaste is faint ginger flavors and citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is medium and malty.
Overall a good ale. Would be great in warm weather but is still pleasant in cold weather. IMHO I wish that it had a bit more ginger in its aroma and taste. I do love a strong ginger bite. Like that of Jamacian Ginger Beer. (681 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.66/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Disappointed with this, I was expecting a ginger nose - there was none and a ginger flavor also none. Slight crispness but it was more like an ordinary lager. The ABV is 5.2%. (177 characters)

Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a unique brew in any weather. Good yellow-brownish color with a light touch of ginger in the aroma. The flavor of the ale has just enough ginger and a dry enough malt profile to create the impression of a beer rather than a soda. Very nicely put together and refreshing. (281 characters)

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Mount Desert Island Ginger from Atlantic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.