Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by 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.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2013 19:04:16 | More by tectactoe
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3.86/5 rDev +6%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2014 23:23:31 | More by lewdwig
3.89/5 rDev +6.9%
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
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2014 22:14:45 | More by onefmatt
Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) from Short's Brewing Company
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