Blockstar
Whalers Brewing Company

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #215
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #31,297
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 14.97%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
From:
Whalers Brewing Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: Ginger Wheat Ale brewed with fresh grated ginger, zested orange, coriander
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Canned on 5/20/19

Pours a cloudy peach hue topped with a loose few fingers of soapy white foam; okay retention yields a consistent spread of sparse, stringy lacing and a light collar.

Aromas of subtle orange and spicy coriander along with a bready zest are apparent at first, while a building exotic ginger note influences from the background; a wheaty sweetness integrates into the bouquet pretty smoothly.

Taste brings out orange sorbet and a sweaty, wheaty kind of sweetness; ginger unfortunately pops more so as an off flavor than anything else, eventually just watering down by the swallow.

Mouthfeel shows a substantial lighter body and a smooth carbonation integrated with balance; mild wheaty grit and herbaceous bitterness grow in tandem along the palate, adding some depth and a vaguely refreshing character to an already hefty body.

Solid in parts, but there may be too much going on here; I’m finding the ginger did not integrate very well, and when it did it was hardly with any consistency. Drinkable at a basic level, but as an overall product leaves me wanting alot more.

May 29, 2019
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Notes of ginger, orange peel and fennel. Wheat malt profile. Clean finish. Medium to light bodied. It kind of reminded me of a gruit.

Aug 30, 2017
Blockstar from Whalers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 14 ratings