Honey Ginger
Ardent Craft Ales

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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #134
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,077
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 14.84%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
53
From:
Ardent Craft Ales
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  0
Gots
  17
SCORE
82
Good
Notes: Our Honey Ginger is a deep gold-colored ale. The medium- to high-carbonation level enhances the fresh ginger in the aroma. The malt backbone supports the sweetness of the locally-sourced honey and the spiciness of the ginger. A strong, yet refreshing and deceptively smooth summer ale.
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Reviews by oriolesfan4:
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3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

As soon as you lift the glass your nose hit with a huge amount of ginger. If you like ginger--and I like it a lot--the aroma is amazing. You get a lot of ginger zing on the palate, along with some residual sweetness from the honey. At nearly 8%, this would be great as a dessert beer.

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of ginger along with notes of hone towards the finish. There are also some associated hints of sweetness from the honey.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very gingery and has a nice "bite" on the mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at Capital Ale House - Midlothian, poured into a pint glass. Had a chocolate brown color and a thick, murky texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A fair aroma of ginger, malt, honey, and some indeterminate spices.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of malt, a tiny bit of hops (mostly in the finish), a tinge of ginger (not as much as you'd expected), mild spices (pepper), and some honey. Kind of an unbalanced flavor. The advertised ginger isn't quite as prevalent as it should be, but overall the taste is OK.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer for the most part, but it has its bright points. Worth a look.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ardent.

Pours a clear amber with fine, soft foam.

Smell is sweet and floral with notes of honey and ginger.

Taste is malty and sweet with some floral notes a fine mist of ginger in the background. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice floral ginger ale, where the ginger doesn't take center stage, like it's prone to do. Well rounded and drinkable.

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Honey Ginger from Ardent Craft Ales
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 53 ratings