Ginder Ale
Stella Artois

Ginder AleGinder Ale
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From:
Stella Artois
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
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Avg:
3.14 | pDev: 20.06%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
4
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 26, 2017
Added:
Oct 03, 2004
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Recent ratings and reviews.
 
Rated: 2.16 by desint from Belgium

Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 2.99 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Wanne from Belgium

3.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It pours an amber color, with a white head. It combines some fruitiness from the hops with a bit of a barnyard taste from the yeast. I found it a bit better than a Palm, cause it offers a bit more variety in the taste.
Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 2.25 by SVD from Netherlands

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.7 by mattfancett from England

Aug 27, 2014
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Reviewed by oline73 from Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I had a 1984 bottle at de heren van liedekerke. This was the oldest beer I've ever had.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a layer of fluffy off white head that fades to a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt with some molasses and honey. I'm getting some Christmas spice and ginger bread notes.

Taste: Admittedly, this beer has fallen apart a bit, but that was to be expected. Sweet but a tad watery with some molasses and christmas spice. Not bad considering.

Mouthfeel: The body is thin and a bit watery with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this held up fairly well considering. It was fun to try and definitely worth the 3 euros. I had fun trying this.
May 16, 2012
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Reviewed by PartyBear from England

2.86/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Amber colour body with a slightly off-whte head that fades fast. No visible carbonation. 3.5

Aroma: Very subtle aromas. There is wheat coming through most strongly, with a mild sweetness. Some yeasty, acidity. 2.5

Taste: The flavours are quite yeasty and distinctly Belgian in style. As with the nose, there is a noticeable wheaty flavour, with some fruity apple acidity. 3

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, almost overpoweringly so. Verging on heavy bodied. 2.5

Drinkability: Taste like it should be a bottled conditioned beer with the heavy yeast. The drinkability is hinder slightly by the high level of carbonation. All in all, a strange little beer. 3
Oct 06, 2009
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Reviewed by Bierschenker from Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beer has the same story in connection to Inbev as Horse-Ale. This brewery from the village of Merchtem used to be a big local brewer. To quote Alfred Van Roy, the former master-brewer and owner of Palm Breweries: "Mijn grote voorbeeld was Jozef Vanginderachter uit Merchtem", zegt Alfred. "De maker van Ginder Ale: de eerste die in België met zijn bier over de gemeentegrenzen wist te gaan. Ik had een grote bewondering voor hem. Zijn motto was: ge kunt bier maken dat ge verkoopt aan de mensen, maar ge kunt ook bier maken waar de mensen achter komen vragen. Dat is ook mijn betrachting geworden. En het is mij ook gelukt. Als een van de weinigen."

One of the persons I admired most in life was Jozef Vanginderachter from Merchtem, the maker of Ginder-Ale: The first brewer in Belgium that succeeded in selling his beer beyond village borders. I had a admiration for him. His motto was: You can make a beer that you can sell to the people, but you can also make a beer that people will ask for. And I succeeded in doing this. As one of the few.

Now a days this beer is going through a great recession. It is hardly offered in any Interbrew café anymore. The buildings from the old brewery still stand in the village of Merchtem. They’re hard to miss in this agricultural village. They are being used as an in-door paintball arena and cart circuit. Like pissing on a grave, but I guess they would have torn it down otherwise.

Nice blond-amber with a good amount of carbonation running through.
I served it in a pokal as it served in cafés this way too.
When I poured in the beer, a huge head emerged. It was creamy and compact. But once I was finished pouring, it vanished, leaving some sticky remains on the glass.
The smell is mostly composed of caramel malts, citrus and fresh spices.
Ginder Ale is not that heavy in alcohol, but I would resemble the malt taste as quite heavy. The strong sugary maltyness I would resemble with strong dark ales. This taste is pleasantly tempered by the orange like fruitiness and spices.
The aftertaste is dominated by the malt. It keeps lingering in the mouth.
Lovely beer, special flavour.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!
Jun 20, 2005
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Reviewed by tjd25 from France

3.32/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The head was dense but irregular on the pale red/orange body.The nose is fruity and spicy, slightly dry, reminding me of a kyr (champagne with cassis liquor). The taste is very dry too, some light notes of red fruits, but mostly plain and disappointing. High carbonation in the mouth, some medicinal notes. Astringent notes of grapefruit. Nothing amazing, a decent ale, drinkable but not overly pleasurable.
Oct 03, 2004
Ginder Ale from Stella Artois
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 9 ratings