Beer Camp Across The World: Ginger Lager | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The abrasive attitude of Minnesota's Surly Brewing Co. brings an aggressive yet refined approach to creating recipes. We came together to create this easy-drinking but complex ginger-infused lager. It's brewed with hot ginger and a pinch of cayenne to spice up the heat and then dry hopped with an inclusion of oak for a touch of woody vanilla to round out the flavor.


Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
291
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Griphon
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strix
2.72/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden, good initial head that fades to almost nothing.

Ginger and peppery heat detectable in the nose.

Starts out with a big blast of ginger, then finishes with a real spice kick.

Mouthfeel HOT.

This was weird, and definitely interesting, but the flavor combo isn't doing it for me.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Poured a clear orange with a white head.
S - Smells of ginger.
T - Tastes of ginger with a lingering pepper finish.
F - Medium carbonation and body.
O - Interesting lager.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. good retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong ginger, hint of pale malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an Herbed / Spiced Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and slight heat. Tastes of strong ginger, hint of pale malt, hint of spicy hops, hint of chili, and slight sweet malt. Overall, a ginger bomb; sadly to the detriment of all other flavors.

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Photo of bacher468
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bcsbeer
2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber, with a huge head of off-white suds. Little lace.

Aroma: Spicy ginger, easy to detect. Not bad.

Taste: Very gingery. Potent and spiced, with a hint of woody oak and a nip of cayenne at the back of the palate. Easy to drink and light in body, with a warming spice/pepper linger. Unique but not one I’d care to revisit.

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mixed feelings on this offering out-of-the-box, but in the end I liked it...

This ginger lager with cayenne sounded intriguing, and it was quite the experience. It reminded me why I like craft beer so much - the combinations, the surprises, and well, the experience of trying new and different brews - this definitely fit the bill. In the pint glass it has a deep orange color with yellow highlights held up to the sun. The odor that emanated from the beer was nothing short of spectacular - a wonderful mix of sweetness, ginger, spice, a touch of oranges, and a base of light hops - truly as close to perfect as you can get and definitely unique for a lager. Mouthfeel is strongly astringent, but still crisp and somewhere between light- and medium-bodied. Kinda struggled to decide what to give this as a taste and overall rating, but decided it was unique enough and tasty enough to give it a good score. So far this has been the biggest surprise of the box.

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Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: It pours golden and is fairly clear. It has a large off white pillow head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: The aroma is controlled by the ginger with the cayenne in the background. There are low oak elements in the aroma.

Taste; The flavors are upfront with the ginger and cayenne which puts a bit a heat on the palate. There are some woody undertones.

Feel: It has a moderate body towards the light side with a somewhat spicy, hot finish on the palate.

Overall, this beer is decent, but the ginger and cayenne masks most of the other flavors in the beer.

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Photo of CHickman
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

PKGD 042717, it pours very hazy orange color with a 2-3 finger foamy off white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes that popped, crackled and faded very, very slowly, leaving minimal spotty to zero lacing.

It smells of ginger, cayenne, peppery spices, cracked wheat, hay, dry grass, lemon, earthy notes and potpourri. I don't really get any oak in the nose and zero lager qualities, it does however come off as a strong Herbed / Spiced Beer.

Tastes pretty much like it smells with ginger, cayenne, cracked black pepper, coriander, cumin, peppery spices, cracked wheat, hay, dry grass, lemon, hand soap, earthy notes and potpourri. The ginger and cayenne are the dominant tastes, and the cayenne brings heat that is evident but tolerable. I wish the oaky notes would have came out at some point.

I appreciate the collaboration and effort by these breweries, but I did not care for this combination at all. I rated the beer for what it is: a Herbed/Spiced Beer on BA, and per the can a "lager brewed with ginger & cayenne, fermented on oak".

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutBruin2
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hermit990
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
2.45/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of HermitDan
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer Camp Across The World: Ginger Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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