Imperial Ginger Beer | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Steve_Studnuts on 12-29-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,569
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
67
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a flute from the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy amber with medium bubbles. Head is off white rising roughly one finger's length off the key with zero lacing on the glass.

Smell: Deep finger with hints of lime or lemon.

Taste: Sweet orange and line with notes of what feels like passion fruit. Heavy ginger which is super spicy.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and very sticky brew. Acquired finish which is hard to please anyone with.

Overall: Good brew and great to share with friends. Always in a glass...Salud!

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Photo of nwhittin
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zacky_U
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Manthon
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwilcox767
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy golden orange pour. Not much head.
S - The smell is promising, nice ginger backbone with citrus up front. Some malt but it is subdued.
T - Ginger of course, but not as pungent as, say, ginger in sushi. It's slightly more tame, but there is a nice bite when combined with the lime.
M - Full bodied, maybe a little too cloyingly, but it works.
O - I generally don't like ginger beers but this is one of the more pleasant ones I've had in a while. I don't really care for the ginger taste that skews toward candied, but it is what it is. I'd drink it again for the novelty but probably not seek it out. Give it a try though.

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Photo of northos
2.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jgolka
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _nickg_
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

8/11/17 bottle

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Photo of REDAMI
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into Chimay goblet

L - copper gold pour, little to no head

S - Candied ginger, lime, malt sweetness

T - Lime zest, agave, ginger on the back end, rind type bitter notes

F - Ginger heat on the front, thin but refreshing

With a little mint you'd have a moscow mule. Lost between a ginger beer and an ale flavored with ginger. It's a fun beer, but not one I'd recommend to everyone.

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Photo of bmjivi221
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head and moderate carbonation. Taste is big time spicy ginger with lime and I can also taste the light agave. That said the ginger is the unquestioned star here. It adds a prickly, spicy heat. Reminds me a bit of a dark and stormy in terms on ginger intensity. Love the ginger intensity. Will get this again. Would get a six pack of it to see how the ginger intensifies over time.

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Photo of White_Whiskey
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of madelf66
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stignacious
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Delerium Tremens tulip

L: Clear honey golden pour. Scant head with spotty lacing.

S: Ginger and spice. Lime... faint tequila.

T/F: First and foremost... ginger. Spicy and warming... leaves the tongue tingling. Other flavors like agave and lime are very much in the background but the lime does kick in a little tartness. Some sweetness to go with the spicy ginger burn, but the root dominates. Medium in body.. sticky. Finish leaves a bit more tingling on the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: Interesting.. and they hit on what they were going for with a very ginger forward concoction. Not even something that tastes like beer. Good for a novelty or once in a blue moon (no pun intended... nobody wants THAT moon) but would never drink regularly. Maybe something to share on Xmas eve.

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Photo of docdeens
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tcsox
2.57/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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Imperial Ginger Beer from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 67 ratings