Mother Pucker's Ginger Wheat | C'est What?

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C'est What?
Ontario, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kwjd on 08-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by liamt07:
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3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at C'est What, into a pint glass.

Poured a light golden straw, with a small white head, leaving some spotty retention and no lace to speak of. Aroma was an interesting mix of wheat, a touch of orange and lemon zest and a bit of urine to be honest. Not sure how else to describe it, but not all that inviting. Taste was a significant improvment on the the smell, as a a warming orange and tangerine flavour played nicely with the ginger and wheat flavours. The slightest bitterness in the finish, but all around, smooth, average mouthfeel. Relatively light with medium carbonation. Would be a nice summer drinker.

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Photo of MattPS
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Viggo
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at C'Est What?

Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow, pretty thick white head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a few lace spots stick.

Smell is alright, very light, a touch of fruitiness, some biscuit, a bit of caramel sweetness, a bit of wheat, very light ginger, a touch of spice, overall slightly bland.

Taste is similar, a bit of ginger spice, candies, some caramel, a bit of biscuit, light fruitiness, a touch grainy and a bit of wheat, lightly spicy in the finish, again relatively bland.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down easy but the ginger is a bit too subtle for me.

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Photo of kwjd
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange colour with about a finger of white head. Leaves lacing down the glass. Smell of citrus and wheat, with maybe a hint of ginger. I thought I'd get more ginger with the name. Taste has lots of lemon and a nice wheat beer flavour. Very smooth mouthfeel. I could easily drink a few of these in a row, I just wish there was a bit more ginger.

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Photo of biegaman
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at C'est What?, in Toronto.

The beer is brewed with ginger but it looks more like a lemon. Its sunny golden body is misted in a light chill haze but retains its strong and glowing radiance as well as the better part of its clarity. Mother Pucker is scantily clad; the amount of foam atop is less than the equivalent of a miniskirt, it's more like a belt. Then again this is a summer seasonal.

There's too much of nothing in this aroma to really like it. The ginger is faint, enough maybe to be overlooked if you didn't know of its inclusion, and apart from very minor hints of lemon peel and honey, the bouquet predominantly smells of stale, cardboard-y malts. It doesn't give the air of being refreshing or zestful, both of which I had hoped it would be.

In my anticipatory haste, however, I neglected to think that it might taste much better than it smelled and, lucky for me, that just so happened to be the case. The idea of using ginger all of a sudden seems genius - its candy sweetness and herbal, zingy spiciness (here quite mild) are a perfect match for the undertones of citrus, straw, grain and grassy hops.

Ginger should ensure a springy, zesty heat but this is disappointingly flat and lifeless. Admittedly too much ginger has the potential for disaster but they've been a little too cautious if you ask me. This isn't as distinctive as you'd think. As it stands, it drinks a lot like a shandy and likely won't taste too unfamiliar (or disagreeable) to even casual drinkers.

Mother Pucker's Ginger Wheat is a little like those songs you hear in the elevator or walking through the aisles at the grocery store - sure, it's kind of catchy but not good enough to make you want to run out and by the album. This beer made a nice soundtrack to a heatwave summer day but, in a different setting, I doubt it could carry a tune.

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Photo of bobsy
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at C'est What?

The beer arrives a slightly hazy gold, with a finger of white head that leaves a few lace spots as it drops to a film. The bright, summery appearance appeals to me.

Aroma is a pleasant mixture of grainy malts, zingy wheat and light ginger notes. It certainly has some English pale ale character to it, but I would like to see the ginger more prominent. Much the same can be said of the flavour, where the ginger is the lightest of touches. Some graininess, biscuit, lightly sour wheat and a spicy finish. Refreshing combination, and with the light body and moderate carbonation its certainly a good thirst quencher.

Its advertised as a ginger beer, so I would have liked more ginger character, but there's not much wrong with this as an easy drinker.

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Mother Pucker's Ginger Wheat from C'est What?
3.58 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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