Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #29 - Ginger Wheat - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.66/5 rDev -1.9%
This pours hazy and golden with about a finger’s worth of foam and then falls off to some nice lace. It smells like ginger. I love it already. Nose is light malt and light citrus wheat and ginger. As it warms some banana and lemon. It’s pretty subtle. The taste is awesome with a full wheat base against the spicy ginger and the gentle hops. Even had a bit of toasted bread in the finish. It’s creative and not the usual fare. It’s slightly sweet and mouthfeel is soft and pleasant with a bit of citrus to wash it down. No alcohol on the palate it finishes simple and pale. Wheat is a refreshing beer and with the ginger it’s both warming and crisp. Sensational and very original. I paired this with striped bass.
06-12-2013 10:07:24 | More by utopiajane
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
Half finger of head with excellent retention and nice lacing on a bright golden body. Aroma of wheat, lemongrass, ginger, corriander and sweet lemon custard. Flavors of ginger, wheat, herbal hops, sweet and slightly tart lemon, tangerine in the finish. Fairly full in body being a little creamy with moderate carbonation. This one was really flavorful and complex for what I was expecting. One of te better of this series that I have had.
01-08-2013 00:29:30 | More by kylehay2004
3.3/5 rDev -11.5%
Had this one hanging around. was a surprise! the beer pours pretty clear. light color. typical for a wheat beer. ginger hits the nose well. yum. really appealing. mouthfeel is thin, but that is to be expected. I was worried that the light body of a wheat would not hold up against the strong flavors of ginger. but they did a good job here.
12-01-2012 13:58:26 | More by berliner07
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
Must have been an old bottle of this picked up for 5 bucks at the house of 1,000 beers.
A - Pours a light golden hue and seems to hold up well considering the inch of foamy white head and excellent lacing.
S - To me it smells like a Kolsch with a low hop profile, mild grains, ginger (strong but balanced), and a twist of lemon.
T - It works surprisingly with mostly fresh ginger (like ginger ale pop), a fairly skunky grain profile and a sort of sour lemon finish. Not bad yet not loving it either,
M - Light to medium quite easy to drink.
Overall not sure what happened but as I type the second pour seems to have more tart lemon that bitters the tongue like hops? If this is what pure ginger taste like then call this "ginger ale"
09-25-2012 23:33:42 | More by DrDemento456
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #29 - Ginger Wheat from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.