American Expedition Honey Ginger Wheat | Heritage Brewing Co.

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American Expedition Honey Ginger WheatAmerican Expedition Honey Ginger Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heritage Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
heritagebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnParadee on 08-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.87%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by JohnParadee:
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, opaque, golden color with a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the way of aroma. Some faint notes of wheat, ginger, honey and maybe some black pepper and coriander.

Taste: Interesting flavors of wheat, honey, ginger, black pepper, and coriander, however, the predominate flavor is of floral, semi-sweet honey. There is also some grassy notes of clover too, maybe the honey used is clover honey? Quite a nice tasting beer, actually.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and quite effervescent and crisp, as there is a lot of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: While this beer doesn’t have much of an aroma, it has some really good, bright, easy to drink and delicious flavors of honey, ginger, black pepper and coriander. I quite like it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heritage Brewing Co. "American Expedition Honey Ginger Wheat Ale"
12 fl. oz. can without production coding or freshness dating
$1.67 @ Kroger, Virginia Beach, VA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold body beneath a two-finger thick head of pillowy bright white that holds quite well. I'll now have to wait for it to dwindle before I can taste it. The aroma displays the ginger over a sweetish malt base. ... ... still waiting for the head to settle... ... looks like there will be some very nice streaks of lacing left behind. OK, the flavor is sharper than I thought it would be, which is good as I worried that it'd be sticky, and the wheaty malt remains. The ginger is there as well, but for some reason it doesn't come across as clearly as it did in the aroma, it's more limited. I also get some lemon which might be from hops, who knows? It's light-medium in body and crisp; and it finishes dry with a little bit of dull spiciness as some light residual malt erodes. A light touch of herbs rises as well. So, let's see. I don't get the honey, but I don't really care about that except that it's on the label and maybe you should be able to find it. And the ginger is there but it's not great. Again, I don't really care, there's enough and it helps to balance it as it's got just a minimal bitterness. The wheaty malt is present from start to finish and seems to be the bulk of the show, carrying and supporting the other ingredients. It's a little bit tart and refreshing, and really easy to drink ~ and that seems to be its greatest asset. I wouldn't look to this as a flavorful beer to sit down with, but as a beer to have while out with the guys, or during almost any spring or summer event.

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Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ginger comes across a bit strong, and the honey is mostly lost, but this brew is spot on for its goal: being a refreshing, sessionable Summer beer. Really nails it!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
2.71/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks like a wheat kind of. Way too much carbonation and hard to pour. Aroma is very light and I really don't pick up any of the honey or ginger in this one. Taste is full of heavy carbonation, watery and lacking the sweetness of the honey or the taste of the ginger, did they forget to add these items?. Mouthfeel cuts hard with the bubbles and overall, this beer does not live up to what I believe they wanted it to be. No bottling date but I do not think it would have made a difference anyway !!!

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Photo of dexterk1
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zp6167a
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another beer from the captain of the canship, woodychandler.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is heavy on the wheat. Taste is sharp wheat, lemons, some very slight hints of ginger. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of Thunderbolt
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 5EKF
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raider89
2.22/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Off flavors present, aroma lacking, some ingredient and process review could help this out quite a bit.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite bland, has some honey taste in it but not much.

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Photo of AWB3
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A refreshing wheat ale, has a nice ginger finish.

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Photo of Navalartichoke
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a hazy yellowy amber with a vibrant head - as one would expect from a wheat beer. Taste is lightly wheat beer-ish and the body is light. Easy to drink summer beer!

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of q33jeff
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
04/18/15
On tap at Joes, Leesburg, VA. Pours hazy yellow. No head, but some lacing. Aroma is apricot and lemon. On the lighter side. Taste. Crisp, light. Citrus. berry late. Feel is medium fizzy, thickens in your mouth, but not pasty. A good spring beer.
**

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