Native Ginger Wheat | Foley Brothers Brewing

Native Ginger WheatNative Ginger Wheat
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Native Ginger WheatNative Ginger Wheat

Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brad007 on 12-30-2012

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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 20
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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of KatieCake82
4.96/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Loved this beer. It's dynamic and essentially dances on your tongue. Highly recommended.

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Photo of TrishaL9
4.77/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First time drinking a Ginger Wheat. Perfect carbonation with excellent lacing
Loved the sweet malt balanced by just enough ginger to make this style interesting.
Low in alcohol and light in hops makes this brew an easy sipper in the summer time. They use local hops in this brew which puts them in my good books for the future!
A must try if you like ginger!

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of HuskyHawk
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Sam perfect pint. The glass matters with this beer. The head is white and reminiscent of a good Champagne. Remained through the entire glass, with nice lacing. Smell is light, fruity and mixed with ginger. Taste is subtle but complex for a wheat beer. The ginger blends with the local hops and yeast very nicely. Mouthfeel is dominated by the effervescence, again reminding of Champagne. Overall this is a wonderful wheat beer, refreshing and easy to drink, but not at all simple. Elegant is the word that comes to mind.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2Xmd
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer should be enjoyed for what it is, a ginger wheat beer, just like the label says. The wheat and ginger play nicely together. A bit of sweetness followed by the slightly spicy ginger. Not much to the mouthfeel but that doesn't ruin the beer. Tastes better as it warms up.

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Photo of ConnHuskyFan
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at grand opening...took home Native Brown Ale as well in 22 oz bottles.

A- Straw, fizzy, 1 inch thin head in pint glass

S-Grassy, earthy, ginger, sweet

T-Started crisp, floral and full at the back of the throat

M-Slight licorice start, clean and full ginger finish, smooth carbonation...aftertaste wheat, banana bread...worried about licorice feel, but did not last, taste of wheat and ginger released nicely

O-Great niche beer saw guys and girls covering this one at the bar/opening...sessionable, great for all seasons.

Cool people, small family owned place in Vermont...not sure how it will age in the bottle, but I am stocking up as the stores sell out of this quickly.

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Photo of Brad007
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I see that this brewery has yet to garner reviews and honestly, this is the first time I've heard of it. There are so many new breweries popping up in VT that I honestly cannot keep track of them all.

Pours a whitish-gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. Not overtly cloudy either.

Sweet with a good dose of wheat and ginger in the nose.

The ginger does add a bit of "oomph" to an otherwise standard pale wheat ale. It's a very mellow example of the style. Doesn't clobber you over the head either.

Very "bready" at the back of the throat. Easy drinking ale.

Definitely go out and try this if you want something that's light, crisp and not too far from sessionable.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden orange, with light head and no lacing. Reminds me of a good ginger beer - perhaps not surprisingly.

S - The nose has ginger, but is primarily of grains, as the wheat shines through. Apples are also present, a sweet flesh and juice note that is welcome.

T - The nose continues through the taste, with apple flesh and subtle white bread qualities mingling with a ginger thread that complements the bright sweetness. A close is quiet, but pleasant, hints of sweetness lingering.

M - Bright, extremely well-carbonated, and very light on the tongue making it an easy drinker.

O - Glad I grabbed this one on a whim. An example of what a refreshing wheat without huge hops, where ginger offers a nice counterpoint to the sweetness and grain.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a light golden amber with lively, fluffy, head. Lacing. My nose gets ginger along the expected bready notes. My old bottle (I think it is a year old) has prominent ginger noses in the mouth as well. Wow!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Native Ginger Wheat from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 55.7% out of 100 with 115 ratings
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