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Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) - Short's Brewing Company

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Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen)Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen)

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.85% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 10-13-2007

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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 52
Photo of lewdwig
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had a pint of this as the imperial version at Shorts in Bellaire. Pronounced ginger taste, well balanced with the malts. I really look forward to this coming out in bottles each year. Most ginger brews are too subtle in the ginger taste for these old taste buds and I find this one A-OK.

Photo of onefmatt
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Copper hue w/ a slim cream colored head

S: Ginger for sure, it also carries a mild sweet aroma

T: Sweet backbone accentuated by the ginger, spicy undertone helps round it out.

M: Not too heavy, fits well w/ the taste profile

O: A very fun beer, glad it was a sampler, whole beer might be tough, but it is very good. Perfect for sharing

Photo of TheBrewo
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We pour a brew of shimmering sunset orange. It holds a half finger tall head of quickly dissipating white bubbles, leaving minimal flecks of lacing around the glass. A chill haze permeates clarity, and no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be highly active. The nose is bright, vegetal, and fresh, with raw and earthen ginger rootiness, biting lemony hops, pale and crystal malts, toasted and buttered rye breadiness, light grassiness, eucalyptus, fresh honey, pear juiciness, sweet banana esters, and even sweeter gumdrop candy sugariness. Our first impression is that flavoring is nicely “German” in its malty base, with generous booze and big ginger twang to match. As we sip, the taste opens with authentic ginger spiciness, parsnip and carrot root greenness and dirtiness, gravel and earth, mineral, juicy yeastiness, sourdough breadiness, basil, sugary banana esters, and wet, salty toasted barley. Moving to the peak is citric hop bite, continued ginger burn, lemongrass, cherry cough syrup, rye breadiness, and a dusty, musty cheddar cheesiness. The finish comes with peppery booze, honeys, candied banana, greened strawberries, rye graininess, pale and wet wheaty toast, floral and grassy hops, and whipped buttercream smoothness. The aftertaste breathes of lemon rind, ground ginger, black pepper, nutmeg, Elmer’s paste, herbal hops, bubblegum and banana esters, green grassiness, raw blueberries, and pumpernickel bread. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high, with significant froth on the swirl around the mouth. Slurp, cream, and froth are okay, with nicer smack and finishing pop. The mouth is left a bit puckered, with light wheaty and boozy astringency to dry. The abv is bigger and more warming than expected, but the beer drinks well.

Overall, what we found to be the best thing about this beer was how well it kept to what was advertised. The ginger through both the nose and the taste was authentic and bright, keeping things fresh and spicy simultaneously. The malt bill was decently strong enough to match and meet, but we were expecting more punch and bite from the rye, which would have helped cut the sweetness of esters and the general “fruitiness” of the ginger flesh itself. This was an interesting beer, and while it may not be the best beer they’ve ever made, it makes us happy that we’re in the same state as these guys.

Photo of yamar68
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Joel!

Looks pretty... typical Hefe appearance.

The ginger and wheat really work well together... I'm surprised that I haven't encountered this combination before. A little spicy, a little sweet.

Another winner from Short's in my opinion. Earthy spice and tang from the ginger that compliments that classic clove and cereal malt flavors that you'd expect from a good wheat beer.

Photo of PattyMelt
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just a quick review. Wasn't going to do a full review, but felt I had to after reading a couple average/poor ones, because I love this beer! I love ginger in general, so that is probably why. The smell is ok, nothing too wild. But there is a nice, crisp ginger taste to it, and not much else. Maybe a little citrus, lemon and orange zest, but it is labeled as a ginger beer, and that is what you get. So if you like the taste of ginger, you will like this beer. If you don't, probably best to pick out something else!

Photo of Roman5150
2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

bottle into snifter

appearance: cloudy unfiltered orange, looks more like an IPA than a hefe. slight 1 finger white head

smell: heavy ginger, citrus, coriander, and clove, heavy wheat, honestly this smells really funky, not very appetizing

taste: Off the bat, ginger and coriander, with huge citrus notes. The ginger has sort of an odd bitterness, I wouldn't really classify this as a hefeweizen whatsoever. The alcohol is almost accented by the giner. Gave this to my non craft drinking brother and he said it tasted like play-doh.

mouthfeel: average carbonation, pretty thin bodied

overall: I'm glad I tried this, but the amount of ginger in this really is too much. Not my style of beer, have had way better from Shorts. I would say skip this if you're curious, the bitterness from the ginger is not pleasant and completely overtakes everything else in this beer. I ended up drain pouring it.

Photo of maximum12
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tectactoe for this beer...giving Short's another shot after the uncharacteristic disappointment wrapped up a few minutes ago. 12 oz. bottle.

Pop the cap & the first thing I notice is the cap. There's a brownish goo on it that looks like a mix of foundation makeup & the stuff you pick out of your sink drain. Yes, I tasted it. Go pick at it yourself if you want to know. Dense orange with close to zero carbonation. Nose is an assault of ginger. Straining just to be heard is a bit of the hefe yeast, clovey, bananaey.

Ginger in the Rye is a beer in line with general Short's weirdness. Ginger suffuses the teeth & gums & just like the smell, is praised faintly by the cloves, bananas in the yeast. There might be a touch of rye spiciness hiding in the ginger patch, but there might not be. Slight bitterness tags the throat right at the end. Only complaint is that there's almost no carbonation, so the beer drinks much heavier than its ABV, more like a meal than a happy ginger smile.

Like ginger? You'll like this. Was looking forward to seeing how the rye & ginger danced, but one of them has been drowned in the sink by the other. Good beer.

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I thought I liked this one at first but the ginger taste is just too much. I like ginger too. I guess it depends on the day and my taste buds. I picked up a 6-pak and I just want to get through it.

It looks nice and smells good but the domination of ginger overwhelms my mouth after awhile.
It is a different beer and I like the unusual flavors but I don't think I will try this one again.

Overall it was nice to try once but I won't go out of my way for this one in the future.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.95/5  rDev +36%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: a deep orangish, with some yellowish hints. very murky and no clarity, small tannish head that sits around for a long time. very good looking beer

Smell: ginger is strong as soon as i popped the top. upon smelling closer i find bubblegum, clove, a spiciness that i assume comes from the rye. for being able to smell ginger instantly i am surprised to find that much complexity in the smell

Taste: strong ginger up front but it gives way to spicy, peppery rye, bubblegum, clove and other yeasty flavors. unbelievably complex and delicious. You can definitely taste the hefeweizen side to it along with the special ginger and rye addition

Mouthfeel: drinkable and medium bodied. the spicy rye gives it a slight warmth. the ginger and rye leave a pretty bitter aftertaste. The only flaw i find in this beer is the lingering bitterness. I'd prefer if it was more refreshing and finished sweet or dry

Overall: wow. This is easily one of my favorite beers. I usually like shorts experimental beers but this one is killer. everything is so wonderfully done and complex. its very drinkable and the alchohol is pretty well hidden. wish this one would stick around for a little while longer.

Photo of tectactoe
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for picking some of this up for me, wasn't able to find any in stores. Pours a somewhat muddy, orange-ish amber with copper highlights near the bottom of the glass. Mostly opaque with a slight translucency that clings to only the very edges of the glass. Even with a straight-down pour, the head is nothing but a tiny white skin that recedes quickly to a ring - somewhat strange considering the style is typically carbonated heavier.

Lots of ginger on the nose. Quite a bit more than I was even expecting, actually, despite the name of the beer and everything. Ginger is a pretty potent spice, however, so maybe I shouldn't be so surprised. The use of hefewiezen yeast is also very apparent from the aroma - it's got that nice and warming "peppery-clove" combo. From an aromatic standpoint, the amount of fruit or sweetness detectable is pretty low, aside from maybe a touch thanks to the malt.

Hah, I thought the aroma was packed with ginger, but it's nothing compared to the taste. Almost like sucking on a ginger root. Ginger to the brim, and there's no doubt about that. Luckily the ginger isn't overly spicy or abrasive - something that almost always is a drawback of over-usage. It's heavy, but rather smooth and mellow as far as "spiciness" goes. The hefe yeast is back with a vengeance also - more clove and white pepper. The taste is giving me a fruity sweetness midway through that I wasn't picking up before - maybe bananas? It's got a light sugary element to it, too. Bitterness is low and I was shocked to find out that this was almost 8% ABV - barely detectable, drinks more like 4-5%. Medium mouth feel, the yeast adds a feigned "thickness" with a palate-coating finish.

Definitely a unique beer. Although I'm sure ginger has been used before, I can't think of many other ginger-infused hefeweizens. The capacity may have been a bit much - a little bit of ginger goes a long way, and by the end of the glass, it certainly takes a toll on your palate. Still goes down easy, and overall pretty tasty and different.

Photo of akorsak
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 243 (of 1,104) from the 2007 bottle project. Purchased at the Bellaire brewpub in July 2009. Shared with ksak.

A: The weizen has held up nicely. It's brown amber color obscured by a general haziness. A thick white head, eggshell is more appropriate, is billowy and laces in spades.

S: Ginger is strong, dominant still after all these years. It's shy sweetness screams out for a wasabi dose. After the ginger, caramel and rye, along with phenolic fruits. Most everything struggles to stand out against the ginger.

T: More ginger, enough to leave its mark on the ale. After the initial dose (don't get me wrong, it never really subsides; rather it ebbs and flows), the maltiness, caramel and rye come through. The rye brings subtle carraway seeds and darker spices. Some wheat tart manages to get mixed up with the ginger. Mild phenols linger throughout, a little clove that pairs with the rye. An interesting ale - on first take I called it too old but that definitely isn't the case.

M: Lush, although often one-dimensional, the ale hasn't lost a step. The ginger is strong; the subtle rye a pleasant accompaniment.

Photo of Rutager
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Namarsha82. First Short's!

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-gold with a thin, bubbly white head.

Smell. Raw fresh ginger, cloves, a little toasty grains and fruity yeast.

Taste. Some good fresh ginger, light spice and a hint of banana, slight sourness.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with low carbonation.

Overall. Not your typical hefeweizen but it's refreshing and drinks so easy. I couldn't believe the abv listed for this. Was thinking it was a low alcohol session beer as I drank it.

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled 11/15/2011. Pours a hazy and dense looking golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass, and a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of banana, lemon, fresh ginger, orange peel, clove, bread, and herbal spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. The ginger is very evident, and smells very authentic and fresh. Taste of ginger, clove, banana, lemon, pepper, orange zest, biscuit, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of pepper, clove, ginger, citrus, banana, and herbal spices on the finish for a while. Great flavor balance, and quite robust. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and thick mouthfeel. No alcohol presence noted at all for being almost 8%. Overall this is an excellent and very enjoyable experimental style from Short’s(yet again). Plenty of flavor; with nice complexity, balance, and smooth drinking.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ginger in beer may sound like an unlikely dominant force. However, it most certainly works in this case. The beer poured from the bottle into a snifter to make certain the aroma is captured. It poured a hazy gold color with a generous 1 inch white head. A strong ginger aroma was very apparent. The initial taste was a tart rye flavor with the zong of ginger. One can immediately taste a parallel to rye bread. The caronation was a little more aggressive than I would normally like, but did not subtract from my enjoyment. In the aftertaste, the hops become a little more obvious with a bitter finish.

I imagine this beer would go very well with Thai food, but can also serve as an easy drinker on a hot day. It is certainly not a normal beer, but a quality easy drinker.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Color is a deep brown hazy with a nice bit of opaque color.

S - Smell doesn't have much hefeweizen notes, didn't even know it was one until now. I do get ginger root and rye with a bit of wheat.

T - Really different I didn't expect the rye to be so balanced with the wheat flavors. It's kind of a bigger beer than I expected but I do get some nice spicy flavors from the rye and ginger. Kind of works.

M - Medium bodied but I didn't expect it to be so close to 8% ABV.

Overall nothing that blew my mind but a very balanced rye beer.

Photo of xnicknj
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to erikkoppin

Pours a slightly hazed golden color witha fluff of white head. Dissolves into some bubbled film, leaving patchy and spotty lacing on the glass.

Malty and buttery in the nose with some hints of ginger. Bitterness with rye spice and faint sweetness. Light touches of peppery spice.

A little bitter and juicy up front with notes of cracked pepper and ginger root. Hints of citrus peel mix in with the larger ginger flavors, which overpower most of the profile. Bread and straw in the malt backbone, followed by more ginger and citrus juice. Finishes slightly bitter and sweet.

Medium body, higher carbonation, bubbly and lingering on the tongue. Another genre-bending beer from Shorts that has its high and low notes, as usual.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy, crimson and golden body.

S: smells like a malty hefe with lemon and orange peel, almost a belgian yeast and fruitness to it.

T: initially malt and breads which quickly transitions to a very tart and lemony finish with a lingering sourness. Ginger notes throughout.

M: moderate to high carbonation and light to medium bodied.

Overall this one is different. The ginger is noticable but the tartness and sourness may be a turn off for some. I didn;t mind it.

Photo of portia99
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as a great extra from pocwolf in a recent trade. Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a darker shade of orangey amber with little to no head forming...basically only a thin collar of white bubbles appears and there is a slight trace of lacing on the glass. Can't say this much looks like a Hefeweizen.

S - Smells quite wheaty, sweet with some spiciness - especially cloves...a little bit of coolness, some rye, trace of ginger. Expected to find more ginger character here...hoping the flavors more than make up for the lack of ginger in the aroma.

T - Ahh, here is some ginger. Up front I'm getting mostly standard hefeweizen flavors with the bubblegum and clovey yeast character I expect to find in a hefe. There is a bit of a spicy ginger tingle on the lips for each sip and as the standard hefe flavors fade away, a big hit of spicy ginger steps in. Rye isn't that prominant either, but kicks in an extra bit of distinctive spicy flavors. Towards the end the hefe'y sweetness and bubblegummy aspects return.

M - Ligthish medium body with a strong carbonation. Mixture of sweet hefe, wheaty, yeasty base and spicy ginger and rye. Actually blend together nicely.

O - Overall, not as gingery as I had hoped (really love intense ginger flavors), but definitely enough there to make me happy. Spicy aspects of the ginger play alongside the complementary spiciness of the hefe yeast. Nice beer.

Photo of auroracrisis
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a tulip.

Pours deep orange with amber highlights. A small head on top until it dissipates into nothing after a few sips. Tiny bubbles can be seen moving up the sides of the glass.

Ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin(?), and banana bubble gum aromatics greet you. A bit more sweetness as the beer arms with more ginger and a bit of spicy rye as well.

Big time ginger up front with some other spices like clover and cinnamon. A touch of breadyness and dessert cake sweetness. The spice is a little bit overbearing though.

Thin medium with a touch of carbonation, a little drying from the spice.

Very spicy with a hint of sweetness. A little over done in my opinion. A 12oz is a bit much for one person.

Photo of soze47
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed two bottles of this brew recently. I paired it with Asian spice rubbed thick-cut smoked pork chops with cherry bbq sauce. Excellent combo.

Appearance: Cloudy pale golden with slight orange notes. Lots of head.

Aroma: Ginger spice is there, but also some rye spice and tang. Biscuit malt is there, but simply as a canvas.

Taste: Nice ginger flavor reigns on this as the other flavors evolve. Fist the rye brings in some interesting tones, then a subtle sweet lager malt comes in and hold on until yeasty dryness finishes it off. Ginger is great complement to all the flavors.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light and crisp. Dry finish works well with the sleek body. Hard to believe it has such a high ABV.

Overall: Great food pairing beer with the spicy, ginger qualities to it. Try it with Chinese food or Asian spiced dishes.

Photo of nanobrew
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - orange, with little slow rising bubbles on the edge up to a small white head

S - sweet malt, lemon, and a lot of ginger, slight butter smell

T - lots of bubble gum, with a little banana. There is a spiciness from the ginger, with a little clove and pepper. There is a lot of flavor from the yeast. This beer is fairly sweet, a little to sweet for my taste

M - Fairly thick, especially for the style. Not much as much carbonation as I would like, which I think would help the sweetness and the body.

O - interesting and fun to try, but not one I am really excited about. I do hope more breweries brew ginger beers because I enjoy them.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack of Short's Ginger In The Rye a few weeks ago for $10.99 at The Lager Mill. I have been wanting to try this beer for a while so it was nice to hear that they were releasing it this year and I was lucky enough to get the last six pack at the store, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I know that it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A- I like the label, it's simple yet good looking, I like the lone ginger rhizome coming up from the grass it looks good. It poured a slightly orange golden color with a finger and a half worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end. It looks OK and like a traditional Hefeweizen.

S- The aroma is pretty potent and somewhat complex. It starts out with that traditional Hefeweizen base that imparts some typical banana, lemon, clove and a slight bubblegum aroma from the yeast. Then comes the ginger which sticks out pretty nicely and it smells similar to the pickled ginger you get at a good sushi restaurants. At the end I pick up some nice spicy rye aromas and a very slight earthy hop aroma. The is a good smelling beer with a heavy ginger aroma.

T- The taste of this beer is very similar to the aroma. It starts off with that Hefeweizen base that imparts some light banana, clove, and bubblegum flavors that you would normally get in a Hefeweizen they are just a little lighter. In the middle I pick up the ginger which is pretty potent tasting and tastes pretty fresh and vibrant. After that comes a pretty noticeable lemon flavor that is followed by a nice dose of spicy rye that adds a nice spicy element to this beer and adds to the complexity. The finish is a little dry with a low amount of bitterness with an aftertaste of ginger and rye. The flavors are true to the name, bold, but not overdone or overly ginger.

M- Smooth, slightly creamy, slightly dry, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is very Hefeweizen like and works well with this beer.

Overall I thought that this was a pretty damn good beer and a very interesting take on a Hefeweizen. This beer had three major components that all showed up nicely and didn't really overpower each other. This beer has OK drinkability but I think the flavor would wear on me after having a couple so it's not the kind of beer I can session but it does go down smooth and is refreshing, this would make a good summertime beer. What I like most about this beer was the flavor and aroma they were really good and true to the name, there was some Hefeweizen flavors, there were some strong ginger flavors, and there were some nice spicy rye flavor, they all went together nicely and made for a very unique tasting and smelling beer. What I liked Least about this beer was pretty much nothing, but I do wish it had a better head and retention with some lacing, but that isn't that big of a deal. I would for sure buy a six pack if it is released next year, it's a nice unique beer that I wouldn't mind having in the refrigerator for when I am in the mood for it. I defiantly recommend giving this beer a try, it's a nice and unique take on a Hefeweizen, but you better like ginger cause this beer is heavy on it. Shorts really did a good job with this beer, I have been leery about trying ginger beers since I had New Hollands BeerHive Tripel, but this beer really used the ginger to it's full potential and the Hefeweizen and rye flavors work very well with the ginger and are the perfect match. So far this is the best ginger flavored beer I have had. Shorts constantly impresses me by the way they can take a beer that I am so familiar with, give it the Short's treatment and come out with a beer that tastes very different and unique, the are the masters and making beer that unsuspectingly tastes awesome.
Edit, this one ages good, 6 months and the ginger tones down just a little to allow some great balance.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another extra from surlytheduff-- thanks a lot!

This is very much a hefe with rye. Wow. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this better than I thought it would be.

Smells banana, little bubblegum, sweet wheat, and dry rye. The flavor is the same, and the finish is quite dry.

Body is pretty full for a hefe, and has decent carbonation, though a touch more might be nice.

Overall-- drinkable. Not the best I've had, but interesting.

Photo of clint1019
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep gold with a amber tint and a thin cream colored head.

S - Smells very much like a good quality ginger ale with hints of rye and malt.

T - Has a caramelly sweetness with a nice bite of ginger and is followed with hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied.

O - Just like drinking alcoholic ginger-ale. You can really taste & smell the ginger. Quite a refreshing beer.

Photo of madeofsteel
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - No bottling date, but I know it's fresh. Pours a dark orange color that builds minimal head, less than a finger high. Doesn't stick around too long, either. Minimal lacing.

S - Ginger is very strong, but I can certainly pick up wheat sweetness, too.

T - Ginger is very flavorful, but the sweetness from the wheat counteracts it quite nicely. It's definitely a hefe, but I like the ginger twist. Normally, I don't really enjoy spiced beers, but Short's usually does it for me.

M - A lot more fizzy than the head lets on, it's tingly on the tongue. Well structured.

O - Prolly not something I'll seek out again, but it was certainly worth the intrigue.

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Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.