Stingo | Great Waters Brewing

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Brewed by:
Great Waters Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by tavernjef on 06-19-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub...

Dead clear yellow (according to the brewer, the yeast totally fell out), fuzzy 1/4 inch head of white color. Smalls dots for minimal laces. Lemony aroma, some huskiness. Medium carbonation, lightish mouthfeel but verging on heavier. In a way, this is my kind of "Wit" because the orange and coriander are disposed of in favor of ginger and lemongrass. The flavor has a nice sweet lemon candy sense to it, decided mellon, and the ginger picks up and fills out the aftertaste. Maybe could use some extra carbonation or a bit lighter mouthfeel for style, but as a beer, I enjoy it.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub: Darkened lemon yellow color. Small, frothy white cap of dusty white foam sits briefly. Broken spotty lacing sticks across the glass.

Aroma is a fairly rounded in lemony citrus and wheaty tang with a stirring of ginger spice added to the mix. Much like the 'Skip and Go Naked', minus the lemongrass, add the ginger. Not as much oatyness or bread tone to it though and all together a bit harder to get in the nose.

Taste is about the same as the smell. Quite wheaty yet dulled in tone, fresh, kinda snappy, with a milding dullness that keeps it under a decent control as the lemon tones are soothingly set. Ginger spice is evident and makes for a decent blend along the way. Highly herbal and kinda minty with a glossy leafyness in its ginger spice thats more topping and an after effect then right in your face. Not all that captivating as the ginger is there with a presense thats not overbearing. Fans of ginger will like it, those who don't like ginger probably won't like it.

Feel is about a medium body, perhaps a skad lightened; smooth, quite smooth actually, fresh, round, and dully tangy, with a certain dulled lemony punch, and the mix of ginger to spice it up.

Ginger beer is not my favorite, this ain't half bad, the ginger presense is enough to either push or pull one in directions the palate may not enjoy all that much. Drinkability is drawn within the likeablity and tolerance of ginger as it tilts away from its dull wheaty base with a slow pace of acceptance.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely hazed golden look...big, fresh bone-white head...pretty in the glass.

Spicy, wheaty aroma...I forgot for a moment that this is "a wit with a twist"...heavy spice on top of refreshing wheat...ginger and lemongrass are used, they tell us, but it feels like more...

Taste: brisk, refreshing, goes down with exceptional ease. Lemongrass is in there, citric taste, grassy texture, ginger spice sparkles. Just enough grit in the swallow for interest.

Lightish body, long, citric. spicy finish. Delicate at heart, but substantial in flavor, and quite memorable. A unique accomplishment, a growler I'll enjoy emptying.

And I'll make a note to stop into St. Paul more often if they keep making intriquing brews like this.

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Stingo from Great Waters Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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