Mount Desert Island Ginger - Atlantic Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -3.6%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 12, 2013.
It doesn't look bad. The pour is copper amber with a head that last briefly and then dissolves into nothingness.
Aroma - the nose is full of ginger. It is a ginger-based brew and that is really the main ester. Deep behind that are pale malts and mild hops.
The body is about medium.
The taste is ginger-forward as to be expected. There is a milder pale malt note and moderate hop bitterness at the end. It does have a slight bite that the 5.2% ABV would not suggest. It is the kind of beer I really have to be in the mood for - not for regular drinking.
07-12-2013 23:13:08 | More by puboflyons
3.28/5 rDev -1.2%
Caramel-colored ale with a thin head and yellow highlights. Subtle flavors of ginger and yeast, and do I detect molasses? Has flavors of grass and yeast with a nice ginger kick. The ginger flavor is odd but not overpowering. I'm a big fan of unique brews, but this one just doesn't do it for me.
06-25-2013 01:03:47 | More by keeganfrank
3.71/5 rDev +11.7%
I probably have a more open mind about brews like this than most of the experienced beer drinkers I know. Most don't much care for the styles that stray this far from the norms, but I'm always impressed by something truly unique.
This one pours out as an ale but pretty yellow, with a fine head. There is a faint aroma of ginger and yeast.
The taste is fairly sweet at first, but it breaks down as you get used to it and it has a sort of tart finish. The ginger taste really makes it a refreshing drink. This would be a nice one for a day that was about 60 degrees warmer than today.
02-17-2013 22:44:03 | More by schoolboy
2.4/5 rDev -27.7%
12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a clear orange-amber body under an inch of frothy white head. Ok retention, light lace. Pretty good.
S: Well, it does smell like ginger root, but it's rather dull nonetheless. One-dimensional and uninteresting.
T: Spicy ginger right away, with some wheat malt and a touch of fruitiness (grapes?) midway through; a harsh, bitter, astringent finish ruins what could have been a decent tasting beer, though. Yuck.
M: Light and lively. Appropriate.
O: Disappointing beer, even for a mediocre brewery. I'm toying with the idea of drainpouring the rest of this and moving on to better stuff.
11-22-2012 18:23:57 | More by woosterbill
Mount Desert Island Ginger from Atlantic Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.