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Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer | Unity Vibration

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94 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MarcatGSB on 01-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,576
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
94
pDev:
15.75%
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.04/5  rDev -16%
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 dmorgan310
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of gentle visible carbonation, light to moderate amounts of fine dark sediment in suspension near the bottom of the glass, and hints of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall very fizzy white head that almost instantly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Moderate notes of funkiness and raw ginger followed by moderate to strong aromas of vinegar.

T: Upfront this beer is slightly sweet like Schweppes Ginger-Ale with some hints of lemon/citrus like lemonade. All that is followed by some light amounts of tartness (not quite to the strength of sourness) and light to moderate amounts of spiciness from the fresh ginger. Light amounts of lingering spiciness from the ginger in the finish.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I would forewarn anyone else that purchases this beer to make sure you open it right beside the sink because it is a heck of a gusher. With that being said, I found this one to be refreshing and enjoyable though not as sour as I hoped/expected. I could easily drink this beer again (though not multiple in a session) because it is quite interesting but it will not be for everyone. If you do not like Kombucha, I would recommend skipping this one.

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2.42/5  rDev -33.1%
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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light lemon yellow with a little bit of carbonation bubbling, but no head in the traditional sense. Looks a lot like carbonated lemonade. Pungent aroma of ginger and citrus tartness; a little acidic. Flavor is very tart citrus, mostly lemon, lactic acid, ginger and a hint of tea. Finishes tart with some wild yeast. Light bodied with nice active carbonation giving a decent mouth feel. As I poured and smelled this, I was going to protest the "American wild ale" categorization, but after tasting it, I have to say there is overlap between this and sour wild ales. This is most reminiscent of a carbonated, sour ginger lemonade, but with hints of lactic acid and wild yeast (I see from quick research that Brettanomyces can be part of kombucha culture, so the overlap with wild ales is pretty solid). That being said, this tastes less like beer than any brew I've had. Very refreshing, interesting, and unusual. Sadly, I'm not a sour ale fan and while fun to drink, the tartness was bit over the top for me after half a glass. Credit for it delivering what it promises.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It smells like a mild ginger kombucha with tart funky fruit in the bakcground. It tastes tart and funky, and lightly sweet. The ginger comes through nicely providing both flavor and a mild ginger heat. Lemon and orange mix with the ginger to tone down the kombucha character slightly. The alcohol is barely noticeable. It is light and highly effervescent. While on the edges of beer territory, it is light, refreshing and easy to drink. This will especially appeal to those who like kombucha, are looking for gluten free beer or want something vegan.

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2.49/5  rDev -31.2%
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 lacqueredmouse
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA. I was intrigued to try this purely for the novelty value anyway, but I know there's another kombucha beer coming up in my future, so I thought it would be nice to have a comparison.

Pours an insanely light coloured yellow-white, almost transparent apart from a fine hazing. No head forms at all, and indeed there seems to be very little carbonation either. Body looks a little thick, but maybe just because it's so still. It's unique-looking at least, but I don't really know how to rate it.

Nose is tart and earthy, with a slight organic undertone, and masses of ginger. There's something biting and refreshing about it. I'm getting oranges, a little pepper, green apple juice, some tannins even a little oak. It really quite complex and very interesting.

Taste starts out similarly, with clean, sweet-tart characters of green apple skin, lemonade and sour candy. But there's an undeniably earthy, organic and slightly unpleasant aftertaste, quite possibly SCOBY-related. It gives the beer an unsavoury character that reeks of old yeast or garbage sitting in the sun. After a while, the ginger rears up a bit more strongly, leaving a spice character which almosts masks the organic note. The tartness is nice though on the front, and when the ginger comes through more, there's a very nice transition from the acidity to the spiciness.

Feel is light and prickly from the ginger spice.

Overall, this is very interesting, and something I'm pleased to have tried. I don't think it's something I'd drink regularly, but the refreshment is good enough that's it's certainly something I'd consider again.

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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stella Artois mini-chalice. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy gumdrop yellow color with a white head that immediately dissipates to nothing. Minimal lacing.

S- Bright ginger and lactic acid with a touch of gaseous funk.

T- Tastes like organic ginger ale with a mild vinegary tartness and trace amounts of malt. The alcohol is masked very well underneath the unusual flavors.

M- Sharp and acidic with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Not something I would drink normally but the ginger complements the kombucha flavors quite well. Would like a little more body personally but I know that this is the way kombucha is supposed to be. Not as good as Bourbon Barrel Peach but definitely better than the raspberry abomination.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired at the local Binny's as part of a mixed four pack with the Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer. My third kombucha beer from Unity Vibration.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a pale murky straw yellow colored body with absolutely no head. Sits still in the glass. No carbonation visible. In a lot of ways it looks like a glass of white wine.

S - Smell is a bit more pleasing than the raspberry counterpart. Less raging nail polish remover alcohol fumes, some natural spicy ginger, and some tart vinegar. No hop presence or oak barrels in the nose, like the others.

T - Taste is a notch up from the raspberry version also. Less booze heat, and more full-on ginger kombucha. Vinegar, ginger spice, bacterial kombucha cultures, & some alcohol heat are most apparent here. Sugary sweetness from the black tea used is also highly apparent. A bit of peachy fruit comes out in the mix, also. Again, no presence of hops or barrel character.

M - Feel is crisp, juicy, tart, and sour. A little bit of alcohol warmth, and some ginger spice clinging to the palate.

Overall, this has been one of the better kombucha beers I've had from these guys so far. Of the three, this one is a likely contender for repeat drinking. It tastes pretty much exactly how you expect from a kombucha beverage with 8.00% abv. A fine choice for both kombucha and beer lovers alike.

Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer ---3.5/5

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Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy pale straw color. Thin white head fizzles itself out in moments which is typical of open fermented beers. Le sigh.

Smells like tart ginger. Tastewise TGG opens up with tart, sweet lemonade like too much Crystal Light powder in the mix. The ginger heat comes in back. Refreshing as all get out. Light, granular mouthfeel like bits of ginger will get stuck in my teeth. Maybe they will.

Picked this up awhile ago for the wifey on a snowshoe trip. She loves ginger and I figured it would be either really bad or really good. It was really, really good.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Fargrow
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

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