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Mount Desert Island Ginger - Atlantic Brewing Company

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 11-04-2002)
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-07-2013 02:25:43 | More by Knapp85
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keeganfrank

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 01:03:47 | More by keeganfrank
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-02-2013 16:15:12 | More by tastymug
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Bill235

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2013 21:38:20 | More by Bill235
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -69.9%

04-29-2013 02:52:51 | More by mportnoy
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -39.8%

03-20-2013 23:58:00 | More by BGsWo22
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jibjib513

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-26-2013 16:08:14 | More by jibjib513
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 22:44:03 | More by schoolboy
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-16-2013 12:06:54 | More by williamjbauer
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dan027

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.8%

01-28-2013 21:52:16 | More by dan027
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IanWingy

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-17-2012 01:58:35 | More by IanWingy
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-22-2012 23:46:00 | More by DrFunkenstein
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.4/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:23:57 | More by woosterbill
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +28%

11-12-2012 22:53:41 | More by IPAchris
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

11-12-2012 02:38:06 | More by TheBigBoy
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-16-2012 09:16:44 | More by bzach
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-09-2012 17:11:13 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-06-2012 03:06:05 | More by harpus
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-07-2012 20:23:20 | More by mendvicdog
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-03-2012 23:54:26 | More by EFR94
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kevgod

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

08-19-2012 20:53:52 | More by kevgod
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

08-19-2012 01:10:05 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

08-13-2012 23:55:59 | More by OriolesFan1008
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ububru

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

07-23-2012 19:30:57 | More by ububru
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into an Atlantic Brewing Company glass I got with the beers.

Appearance: Nice clear amber color with about three fingers of white head that lasted about two to three minutes. Not a lot of carbonation, but enough to keep a little bit of head on the top for most of the beer. Moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell: Toasted grains and some hints of spices. I could smell a little of the ginger. Not overpowering on the smells.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth and i want to say light bodied, but I feel like this is supposed to be a medium bodied beer. Up front I had toasted malts and hops with a little ginger snap at the end, but not so much that it was overpowering. Spices (and citrus? maybe)on the aftertaste that lingered for some time.

Overall: Quite the enjoyable brew. Certainly will be having this one again. I see this being paired well with seafood or asian inspired foods.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 17:21:02 | More by Cavanaghty
Mount Desert Island Ginger from Atlantic Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.