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Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 26.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: zeff80 on 07-19-2014

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3.76/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Shared a 12 oz bottle on 12/26/14.
A - translucent golden pour with large bubbles causing the head to quickly dissipate.
A - fresh ginger is all over the aroma. Doesn't have the sweet aroma of a ginger ale (soda) but is somewhat similar. It's almost as though the sugar of the soda was replaced with more ginger. Very interesting and surprisingly inviting.
T - the taste is also mostly fresh ginger. The malt and hops play supporting roles to the ginger. There is also a peppery aftertaste that provides a very dry finish.
F - the bubbles are a bit large here and make this feel more like a soda than a beer. Not a major problem, but not ideal for my liking.
O - this is another if those beers that I feel like falls into a catch-all category and is difficult to rate to the style. I personally like fresh ginger with my sushi and this beer takes that fresh flavor and bottles it. This would also be a very refreshing "just finished mowing the lawn" beer. I enjoyed this very much so the numbers are certainly based on personal preference more than beer judging guidelines.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.36/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.44/5  rDev +13.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

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2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Gold in color with excellent clarity. The small amount of white head dissipates quickly and only covers half of the top. Aroma is solely of ginger which is a bit simple. It tastes very briefly like a pilsner flavored with ginger. The mouth is initially watery and then you actually get a highly carbonated gentle warming in your throat. This is beer meets ginger ale with a little burn in the fade. Odd.

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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Highly spicy and overly sweet. Lacks the crisp finish I was desiring. Has a warm burning sensation on the lips and mouth tissues from the spices. Subtly is the key and this beer does not have it.

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4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +27.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer from The Schlafly Tap Room
74 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.