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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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158 Ratings

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.85% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 10-13-2007)
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

BlissJunkie, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Vuaspeliador, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ajzy, Jul 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Drk93TT, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

DTown, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

shamrock071521, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of kyle86
3/5  rDev -17.6%

kyle86, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

amishbooze, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

marcb105, Jun 14, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

wrightst, Jun 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

akttr, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

salinasa, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

TheBrewo, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

yamar68, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Circleo12, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

WesM63, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Texasfan549, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

kjkinsey, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Michigan, May 27, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
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!

PattyMelt, May 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Tee2Grn, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

brewpubbung, May 18, 2013
Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.