Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer | Unity Vibration

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unity Vibration
Michigan, United States
unityvibrationkombucha.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MarcatGSB on 01-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.59%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
For Trade:
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 26
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.18/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.42/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

DISCLAIMER: This is not actually a beer. It's a fermented kombucha culture that's fruited/spiced and hopped. There is no malt used whatsoever. Just saying.

Now that the legal is out of the way, this stuff pours a clear sallow, with about as much head as a post-Terror French aristocrat. The nose comprises a pervasive sweet-sourness (think blue raspberry Lick-a-Maid powder, especially the sour variety), bright ginger, candi sugar, and a tiny touch of lemongrass. The taste hints at the same sweetness as found in the smell, but then a blast of harsh ginger, grass, green tea, and funky lemon rind comes in and Tunguska-blasts every good thing that ever hitherto existed on the tongue. Luckily, this phenomenon disappears just as quickly as it came, leaving me with a light bit of vague tartness and sweetness resting in my mouth. Thankfully it's clean, but that fact hardly makes up for the savagery that just swept through. The body is a lithe medium, with a light carbonation and a limpidly slick feel. Overall, this is just an offensive mess, plain and simple. Luckily, it's not hurting the world of beer so much as the world of flavored alcoholic kombucha...

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Photo of Stinger80OH
2.49/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another disappointment from UV...Kombucha combined with ginger does not make for a nice experience. Pours a clear, gold with no lacing. Smells of its components. Taste like flat ginger ale mixed with water.

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Photo of jeffgee10
2.6/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light white (yep,....a light semi-clear white) with no head but for a small rim of white bubbles. Looks a bit like water with some fresh lemon squeezed in.

Nose is 100% pure assertive ginger - period. It even has that peppery spice ginger nose.

Mouthfeel is actually medium bodied fresh, citric with crisp bubbles and a spritzy carbonation.

Flavor profile - wow! This looks like water but the flavors just come on like gang-busters. What a surprise! This is a giant hit over the head with big super sweet, rich, ripe assertive ginger. This is "ginger ale" of the best kind. I have to confess that this does not taste like beer. It tastes like a really good, well made, very sweet ginger ale. It has big ginger spice and a bold pepper character. There is a hint of "sweet/sour" in the flavors. You'd give this to your kids if you didn't know better.

This is all big bold sweet ginger soda. I love it - but as a sweet soda, not a beer. I believe that it's supposed to be a sour wild ale - it misses a bit, except for the finish where there is a slight light sour finish. I get zero hop character whatsoever in nose or flavor profile

Finish is big, spicy ginger candy and spice, again with just a hint of sour.

Conclusion: You like sweet ginger ale - this is for you.

You want a ginger "toned" beer that "shows" the hops that's supposed to in this one - perhaps this is not for you.

I'd give it a 5 for a ginger ale soda. However, as an "American Wild Ale" I'm not so sure that it hit its mark. More soda than beer, despite the fact that I like it. Judging is going to be tuff for this one.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phelps
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Each bottle is a living product, with active yeast that continue to bounce around, munch on the tea's sugars and produce carbon dioxide. Carbonation levels vary, and there's definitely the danger of spillovers -- as happened with the ginger version of this beer. A good third of the bottle spilled out in a fizzy, funky, ginger-tinged eruption.

The color and clarity of just-squeezed lemonade -- cloudy, thick yellow. In contrast to the other varieties, this version leads with ginger, fresh-cut and fresh-squeezed and pickled. Grapefruit and soil. Ginger is the leader of the flavor as well, blending lemon juice in there -- reminds me of a cocktail. Super-high carbonation, champagne levels.

My favorite of these odd ales -- liquid pickled ginger. Drink it with sushi.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Giovacchini
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- translucent yellow, slightly hazy, it looks like lemon juice. No head whatsoever.

S- vinegar! Ginger. Hops not present.

T- vinegar, ginger, some mild alcohol.

M- bitter vinegar, some alcohol heat.

O- I tried this beer because I used to make kombucha and I worked the hardest to make my ginger kombucha taste good. Suprisingley this beer tastes almost exactly like the kombucha I brewed except with a little more heat from the alcohol. It was good but not great and was not really what I consider beer to be.

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