Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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2.85/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I love both ginger and beer, but I didn't much care for this. The appearance is golden, and the smell is mild wheat with a hint of ginger. Flavor is watery with subtle ginger / candy sugar elements and a harsh, unpleasantly bitter American wheat aftertaste. Alcohol flavors are also dominant which is strange for 4.0% ABV. These go down pretty easy but don't really taste good enough to warrant a second one.
For a much better version of this style, try Kiuchi Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew. I've also had good results brewing dark malt with added ginger and ale yeast (i.e. dark ginger ale).
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2010 16:13:37 | More by HeightsEats
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3.76/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler glass.
Appearance: Pours a light copper color with a minimal head that dissipates incredibly quick and leaves no lacing. (Maybe that's just a bad pour on my part?)
Smell: Very up front ginger aroma, but I also get hints of pumpkin and honey with some herbal hop aroma as well.
Taste: This beer goes through three stages. The initial gulp is very heavy on the ginger and quickly gets followed up by sweet, bready malt flavors. After swallowing is when the herbal, grassy hops show themselves on the sides of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and light without being too thin or watery. Not too much carbonation, but it is a bit fizzier than I typically like.
Overall: Quite an enjoyable beer. It definitely deserves the right food pairing to go with it, though. I'm thinking I'll have a few with my next trip to my favorite Thai restaurant. With that being said, I can't see it being a staple in my refrigerator for the season. It will, however, be an interesting diversion from the same session ales I normally take to get togethers.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 02:29:10 | More by jawlessbody
Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.