Mount Desert Island Ginger | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States
atlanticbrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshing wheat beer spiced with fresh ginger root. The process of making this wheat beer has been nicknamed "special ginger tea", due to the fact that we add over 20 lbs. of fresh ground ginger root into the boil.

We use pale malt, and wheat, as well as Target and Whitbread Goldings Variation hops to flavor this light, summer ale.

Island Ginger is particularly popular during the warmer summer months, though thanks to the ginger kick it has, it would also be warming in the cold winter months.

Added by UnionMade on 11-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
211
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.32%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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3.99/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a hazy orange amber body leaving a small half finger white head lasting for less than ten seconds. Small streams of carbonation were seen rising. There was barely any lacing. The smell had the ginger up front with some light malts coming out as the beer warmed, not much else going on. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, she sat about a medium and was sharp as hell, probably due to the ginger, so its expected (it tells me the ginger is real and not fake). For 5.2, I’d say this is fairly drinkable, but the sharpness of the ginger helps to bring it down a bit. Overall, I’m a big fan of ginger and actually really liked this.

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3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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2.74/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Amber with a low retention head of peach-hued bubbles.

Smell is apple first, light ginger, not spicy, sadly so.

Taste is bread, caramel, and that really light ginger again.

I like ginger, and I'm surprised to see that this has fresh ginger root in it, because ginger can often give you a kick like wasabi can, and while I wouldn't want to scorch people's taste buds, this just isn't what I expected and hardly has any ginger kick at all. I thought it was more sprinkling some stale powdered ginger into the brew.

Medium body slightly fizzy. Meh.

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Mount Desert Island Ginger from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
3.37 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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