Ginger Jaque
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Rye Beer
3.19 | pDev: 18.81%
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Ginger Jaque, the second release in Lazy Magnolia's Brewer's Choice Series, invokes the likeness of one of our premier international award winning amber rye ales (AmberJaque) spiced with a bold zest of ginger. Brewed with carefully selected rye grains, traditional malts and hops, drinkers experience a heavy aroma of sweet ginger on the nose accompanied by a spiced rye finish. If you should find yourself amongst friends one chilly winters eve, this brew will undoubtedly prove a warm and inspiring companion.

21 IBU
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 22
Photo of Jadjunk
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Ginger Jaque. This beer has been waiting for a while for me. One of my new year beer selections. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Pours a mild hazy red amber, cream white head that retains average. 3.25

(Smell) Aroma consists of sweet caramel, gingerbread malts and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg for spice. Relatively sweet aroma. Pleasing with lots of diversity and uniqueness. 3.75

(Taste) Bold, musty caramel malt foreground with a mild earthy hop bitterness and a spicy rye finish. A little dryer than expected, lots of the ginger flavor has been lost to time. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Creamy, chewy texture with little carbonation. Light/medium body for the style, light body overall. Alcohol presence is medium. Decent pairing. 3.5

(Overall) A pretty enjoyable ginger beer with a pleasing aroma and a nice, yet mild ginger caramel malt profile. Time has faded lots of the subtleties of this beer so it may not be as enjoyable as it once was. 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company's
Ginger Jaque

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Photo of homebrew311
1.95/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: pours amber and clear, reddich hues, decent amount of lacing

S: nose is herbal with load of spice, ginger is present and detectable, notes of dirt, some vanilla and cracker come through

T: big ginger, totally dry and medicinal, cloves come in, no backbone to hold up to tons of spice, pretty gross

MF: the mouthfeel is very dry with high carbonation

O: this beer is a bit of a mess, lots of herbal and vegetable like flavors that don't translate well to a beer

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Photo of KDawg
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from tap into a pint glass. Pours a medium amber color with a nice head

lots of christmas fruitcake aromas along with ginger spices and some malts

Medium bodied with a nice complete feel. Balanced with loads of ginger spice flavors and some malts

A pretty good beer. The ginger was expected in the name, but it was very dominated for both the aromas and flavors

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Photo of julian89
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank on 4/12/12
Poured from growler into pint glass.

Got a growler at Hop City in Atlanta, GA.

appearance: Pours a clear orange amber color with a quarter inch head, good retention, no lacing. No precipitates and not alot of visual carbonation through the beer.

smell: A crisp fresh scent of light hops. Stronger scent of apricot, ginger, and citrus. Quite sweet.

taste: This is where the beer gets its point. I love ginger and it's pronounced through the entire tasting process.v I also taste the stronger sweetness of the malt on the back end.

mouthfeel: Very light and soft on the palate. Not a lot oing on here.

overall: Not bad, I do love ginger.

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Photo of Florida9
2.71/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear dark amber in color. Forms a large white heard that reduces down to a thick white surface coating. Some mild lacing.

S: Aroma is a pungent mix of ginger and herbs with a light caramel sweetness.

T: Moderately malty with the intense flavor of candied ginger, while not being overly sweet. Ginger-rye spiciness. The taste is very in-your-face and not at all pleasant. Sort of like ginger ale or Jamaican ginger beer, but with the sweetness replaced with malt.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Moderately spicy.

O: Looks good, smells okay, tastes horrible. In the end, this one was undrinkable. Don't see how anyone could possibly drink an entire growler of this stuff.

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Photo of jono311
4.11/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask
A- roasted golden brown with a thick off white creamy head

S-fairly clean with some light gingerbread smells.

T-Christmas in a glass! Sweet gingerbread with vanilla tones, followed by some spiciness from the rye and good but not overly strong hop presence producing a slightly citrus finish of medium length.

M- creamy and full on cask and very easy drinking, medium length finish that kept me coming back for more.

O- Great winter seasonal and the second reserve of Lazy Magnolia that I've really liked. Continuing my growing fondness for rye beers.

in retail growler
A- roasted golden brown with thin quickly fading head

S-clean with light gingerbread smell and general malt notes.

T-more rye than ginger compared to the cask but still a tasty with a good balance of spiciness to maltiness and a nice bite on the finish

M- a little thin and plain compared to the cask version might have been specific to the growler i had the seal did not seem super tight.

O-better on cask but still a quality beer and one of the best of the line for Lazy Magnolia. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of cvm4
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm loving this retail growler... Pretty awesome!

A - Pours a nice amber color with a 1 finger white head. Nice lacing throughout.

S - Overwhelming ginger in the smell. The name doesn't lie. There's also a faint hop aroma.

T - Whoa... All I can taste is ginger.

M - Good carbonation but a light body. No depth to it.

O - I think it'd be a nice beer if there was a hint of ginger in it. But, there's no mistaking the ingredient and the more I drank it the more I questioned if I could finish this growler or should I give it away.

IMO, Lazy Magnolia should focus on their Jefferson Stout and get that out to the public in bottles or growlers.

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Photo of brewskifan55
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pale amber. Half finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Light lacing.

Smell: Heavy ginger (hey, I was warned). Hops bring in the rest.

Taste: Ginger yow! Knocks you for a loop until the rye settles in. Soapy finish. Starts to blend the more you drink.

Mouthfeel: Light; low carbonation.

Overall: If Lazy Magnolia had used about a third as much ginger, this would have been much more palatable. Goes well with chili. This is a bizarre taste; once is enough for me. The best part is the cool growler which I plan to refill with my favorite Lazy Magnolia: Southern Gentleman. Unless you like rye ale, you might want to avoid this one.

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Photo of bmwats
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a retail growler, into a standard pint. Amazingly, the retail growler maintains the carbonation and character through better than a week.

A: Deep amber hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a swirling foamy blanket of foam and a beer ring. Some sporadic lacing remains as you drink it down.

S: Pungent malt, ginger, and maybe a little molasses.

T: The rye character is apparent in the flavor. Ginger is very prominent. Not much else.

M: Light, earthy body with ginger. But missing something to balance it out. Maybe a sweet tone or a more robust malt character....

D: Easy drinking, nothing off-putting... just missing something.

Atmosphere is decent. Nice hue, fair head, and some (albeit fleeting) lacing. Nose is a little pungent malt with ginger. Flavor is a decent combination of rye grains and ginger. Balance is okay, but it's missing something. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

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Photo of RoboScreech
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug from a growler.
A-Pretty amber, clearish. Foamy head, followed by foamy half inch ring.
S-Mostly Rye and Ginger. Smells great.
T-Again, mostly ginger and rye. In that differing order, though.
M-Bit foamier than I expected, pleasant.
O-A fun beer. Never had this combination (ginger in rye), but it makes so much sense. Great holiday brew.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Retail Growler. Boy I wish more breweries did this.

Pours an orange color, dark, but clear, with a whitish head with nice lace. Aroma is big on the ginger. It's herbaly, wet and bready, with a bit of sweetness. There's some spiciness that does a decent job of balancing out the ginger. The taste tones down the ginger, moving more malty and bready sweat, with a bit of tangy and spiciness. Slight herbal note. Its creamy on the tongue, with a body a bit above light.

Ginger is a strong ingredient, and that's definitely the case here, but it's not too much, and melds alright with the rye. It's very drinkable, which helps as the growler will be an easy task. The growler looks to do a great job of preserving freshness, so that's a plus with the size. A pretty decent offing IMA.

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Photo of Mississipping
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After about a month of trying to track this down, these growlers finally popped up in our local grocery store. I guess by mid-November, Lazy Magnolia meant mid-December.

A: Pours a completely clear bronze orange color with a medium off white head that rises and falls quickly to leave behind a thin film and thin ring. Almost no lacing is left behind on the glass.

S: Holy ginger! The aroma is absolutely dominated by ginger providing a substantial spiciness and a bit of a sweetness. I don't pick up on any rye characteristics at all. Instead, I'm picking up on something resembling pilsner malt and that's about it. Really disappointing, in terms of the aroma.

T: The ginger is certainly dominant in the flavor as well, but doesn't become overwhelming until it warms a bit. Again, the ginger creates a spiciness and sweetness that compete with one another in a similar fashion as 6th grade boys learning how to wrestle. It's just a mess. Very little rye characteristics at all, although it does make a bit of an appearance as it warms. It's extremely subtle, though, and is covered up by the ridiculous amount of ginger, which is disappointing. Slight bit of hops on the back end that accentuate the spiciness and create a good drying effect.

M: Body is pretty light with a good bit of carbonation, almost to the point of prickliness on the tongue. Starts out with a bit of a sweetness and then it drops off, letting the spiciness shine through completely. Slightly drying on the finish as well.

D: When I first opened the growler it was quite drinkable. Not exactly pleasant, but drinkable. As it warmed, it just became too much. Way too much ginger and not enough of anything else to make up for it. It really reminds me a bit of Shiner's Ruby Red without the somewhat redeeming qualities of grapefruit juice. This growler was split with four people, and all but one of us drain poured our glass. I bought two growlers, so unfortunately, I have one and half left that I need to pawn off on someone. This will probably be the last Lazy Mag beer I buy ... they just aren't worth it.

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Ginger Jaque from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 22 ratings