Ginger Saison | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ginger SaisonGinger Saison

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RummyRedbeard on 05-19-2014

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Zraly:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Photo of Billolick
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler fill at The Green Growler in Croton on Hudson , NY.

Hazed and dull looking medium tangerine, minor fine bubble head leaving just a memory of lacing

Some wheaty malt, lime and ginger on the nose

Ginger and lime stand out on the palate, along with wheat malts again, and some Belgian yeast characteristics. Not bad, went well with some Thai marinated baby back ribs

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Photo of cjgator3
2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HuntDaddy540
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of hophugger
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellow-gold color with minimal head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is of ginger and light malt. Taste is very refreshing with nuances of fresh ginger. Light and refreshing, tastes like ginger ale

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Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like straight sushi-grade ginger

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of ginger. No spices or yeast are perceptible.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I didn't notice any characteristics in this beer that would define it as a saison and would consider this to be more like an herbed/spiced beer. It's not a bad beer if you like ginger but in any event it is one dimensional.

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Photo of illpass78
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear but slightly hazy gold with a one-finger white head that recedes fairly quickly. No lacing.

Aroma: Smells of ginger, some hop bitterness, and some bread, and has some somewhat peppery, spicy notes. Doesn't smell like a ginger beer. Smells like a beer with ginger.

Taste: This beer has a nice, dry taste that I like a lot in a saison. The ginger is more than an accent but it's not overpowering. It's somewhat like drinking a good, summery saison while chewing a ginger candy. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: It's light of body in the way a summery beer should be.

Overall: I like this saison a lot. I had it with a pizza from Otto - Portlandest combination ever. The ginger was a risky idea but it really adds a lot to the flavor without dominating it. This is definitely my favorite beer from Peak so far.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 3/1/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains heavy ginger, some citrus, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste likewise is heavy on the ginger which is followed by sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a decent breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty but I think the ginger is too powerful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while if you into the ginger flavor.

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Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pisano
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coobstar
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Syraquse
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Greenish gold color. Small head with some small remnants of ring lace.

Great ginger aroma and it smells like fresh grated ginger root. Little other smells because this is so dominating.

While the ginger is a bit lighter, it is still, by far, the strongest flavor of this brew. The malt is strong enough to prevent this from being a true "ginger ale". Yet, ginger is the only flavor in the swallow and what makes the aftertaste linger. Full body with low carbonation.

I'd say this something of a novelty beer. While I like it, I'll likely never drink it again.

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Photo of cmallon88
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nicely balanced. Ginger comes through in the nose and taste but no heat. Perfect amount. The ginger overpowers the characteristics of the saison style but again it's ginger. Awesome beer and easy drinking at 4.7% Cheers.

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Photo of TripelMark
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of John_Squires
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

If you want a spicy ginger beer, Left Hand's Good JuJu is a better option. If you want to know how ginger can be melded with Belgian a Belgian style, say witbier, Westbrook's White Thai is the better candidate.
This leaves me with Peak Organic ginger beer, err...saison. In realty, the aroma is pretty much seltzer with a lot of grated ginger in it. The feel is like seltzer with lively carbonation, and a watery thinness backed by a slightly astringent finish. The taste is like craft ginger beer that one might buy for their kids. It still has the medium-light straw color of beer, however, that is made hazy by the addition of the ginger.
Sometimes I use the descriptor one-dimensional off-handedly, but for this beer where there is no hint of fruit, sweetness, nor herbs-only a bombardment of ginger spice-nothing more can be said.

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Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnemyAnemone
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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