Ginger Bee | Crabtree Brewing Company

Ginger BeeGinger Bee
BA SCORE
23.9%
Liked This Beer
3.2 w/ 46 ratings
Ginger BeeGinger Bee
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crabtree Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crabtreebrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
* Brewed with Fresh Hand-Cut Ginger!
* 60 lbs. of CO Orange Blossom Honey in every batch!

At Crabtree we're a hive of activity, creating great beers that are the bees knees! This light and crisp blonde ale is a balanced flavor of fresh cut Ginger and Orange Blossom Honey. Feel the buzz!

Added by Beaver13 on 02-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,312
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
46
Liked:
11
Avg:
3.2/5
pDev:
24.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So, I had my doubts about this brew before trying it...it pours a very hazy, light straw colored liquid with a fluffy white head. The smell is strange..at first I thought that it was skunked, but it is actually the ginger. Potent spicy ginger, backed with a touch of malt. the taste is slightly sweet...honey and malt...with a ginger hotness...it is a strange jumble of flavors. Interesting, but not great.

 410 characters

Photo of ANIMOUL
3.64/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted via growler obtained from the brewery.

Interesting combination of Honey and Ginger (duh). Though advertised as a pale ale, the honey & ginger neutralizes any hoppy characteristics. Worth trying. Different.

 216 characters

Photo of Sigerson
3.09/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weak sauce. Where's the ginger and honey? I've enjoyed Reed's Ginger Brew recently and that is ginger. This is weak in every way.

129 characters

Photo of noxtenebrae17
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.07/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy light gold colour, about an inch of foam, nice sticky lacing.

Lots of wheat and honey in the nose, light spice, earthy.

Same dominance in the taste. Wheat, honey, earthy, some ginger that I notice more in the finish than anywhere else.

Pretty thick mouthfeel.

The smell initially reminded me of some sort of weird Saison. The taste too but not so much. Interesting combination of flavours; not sure they work all that well.

 435 characters

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of ktenneydenver
3.36/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.41/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 6/13/14. Bought this 1 pint (16 ounce) bottle at one of the Hy-Vee's in Omaha for $3.39. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into large weissber vase glass.

Pours a hazy straw-yellow with about a half-finger white head that last along time actually. Some sediment is left in the bottom of the bottle. Spotty lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is very pleasant of grains, grass, honey with a hint of ginger. The taste is very smooth with the flavors mentioned about coming together nicely with the perfect amount of honey and ginger in the mix. Nothing was over powering at all and very easy to drink. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. REALLY like this one as I wasn't sure before I opened it. A great summer brew!

 774 characters

Photo of afsdan
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JohnyFriday
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of fishguyac
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Tone
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, yellow/straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong ginger, floral, pale malt, and hint of hops. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong and fresh ginger, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of citrus. I feel this should be an herbed / spiced beer more than an American Blonde Ale, but nevertheless. Overall, good body and aroma, but the blend is strongly influenced by the ginger.

 546 characters

Photo of ssjkyle
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rocklibster
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
1/5  rDev -68.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ginger Bee from Crabtree Brewing Company
Beer rating: 23.9% out of 100 with 46 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.