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Ginger Spirited Ginger Beer | Village Brewery

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Ginger Spirited Ginger BeerGinger Spirited Ginger Beer

Brewed by:
Village Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by leaddog on 04-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by joemcgrath27:
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4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - crystal clear golden, thumb of white head receded to a covering with lots of wispy lacing all around
S - a definitive ginger bread aroma, some orange citrus, and touch of all spice
T - the ginger bread is uncanny in its savoury sugary cookie flavour with gentle ginger compliments, some orange zest and with a mildly spicy finish
M - its light and airy with a nice little spice kick, sweet through the middle with just a touch of dry to finish
O - I am very impressed with this, I find it to be different from other ginger beers i've tried in that its really a ginger bread flavour rather than ginger ale or straight up raw ginger, hoping this is a sign of things to come from this local brewer

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint at the newly opened YEG Beer Revolution.

This beer appears a clear medium golden amber hue, with one finger of frothy, foamy dirty white head, which leaves a low wash of ebbing shoreline lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of earthy, somewhat spicy, and definitely sweet ginger, bready pale malt, a touch of sour lemon, and a floral, leafy hoppiness. The taste maintains the ginger quality - more sweet than spicy - but lacking in neither - grainy, kind of doughy malt, soft lemon/lime notes, a hint of clove, and a redux of the pleasantly noticeable noble hops.

The carbonation is a tad jumpy, but is easy enough to get used to, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit edgy in its smoothness aspirations. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness mostly bleeding off, yet still leaving a lingering gingersnaps essence.

A decent ginger beer, well on my preferred side of the sweetness spectrum, i.e. polar opposite to the Crabbie's ilk of the world. Well rounded, and quite drinkable - glad to finally see this brewery's offerings up Highway 2 in E-town.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a vibrant clear golden hue, with a short, quick white head.

Bready malt backbone on the nose, hints of biscuit and caramel, with some lemon zest and sweet ginger.

Light bready, biscuity malt up front in the flavour, some crisp grains, mild citrus in the middle, finishing with grassy, leafy hops and some earthy ginger character. Earthy ginger lingers the longest into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, somewhat slick texture that is balanced out by a brisk, almost grainy carbonation.

Very solid base for this ginger beer, I get the impression that it would be just as satisfying on its own. The ginger is not overpowering, yet obviously present and blends in well with the flavour as a whole, acting as a balance to the malt with its earthiness. A good approachable summer session ale, and does justice to Ginger Beers.

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Photo of mattsander
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of leaddog
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Village Brewery's second seasonal offering.

Appearance - Pours a clear gold with a 1/4 finger width of bubbly white head. Quite a bit of effervescence.

Smell - Grains, lemon, ginger, honey.

Taste - Ginger and lemon up front, then goes to grains. A mild zing of ginger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. A bit on the watery side.

Overall - An honourable attempt at the ginger beer style by Village. The ginger could use some more oomph, but it is on the right track. Better than some of the ginger beers I have sampled. More ginger and less water would make this near perfect.

*June 1, 2013 - Just tried this on tap at the Libertine Public House and the ginger flavour is much more pronounced. If you are looking to try this beer, I strongly recommend trying it on tap.

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Ginger Spirited Ginger Beer from Village Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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