Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by zeff80 on 07-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
30
pDev:
22.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Try-em-all
3.2/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Gold, almost orange in color, inch and a half head.it is slightly cloud with some real bite to it, not what I expecting. It is almost sweet.

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3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreyGhost4
2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mlockman
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not much overt ginger flavor, but definitely gets spicier as it warms up.

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3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gillagorilla
3.59/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (from notes when I had it on 2/10/15)

A: Beautiful golden blonde with no lacing or collar.
S: Kind of like a farmhouse saison. A bit funky. Some caramel/toffee in there with ginger underneath it all.
T: Weird ginger taste that might come from the fermentation or how they added the ginger to it. Almost astringent but not like your normal ginger. A definite sipper.
M: Strong and sharp carbonation.
O: I'm a huge fan of ginger in all its forms: beer, soda, tea, syrup, or candy. reminds me of another beer that I can't really place at the moment. Glad it is strong and flavored and not mild/bland with just a bit of ginger.

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3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajs4bd
3.76/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Shared a 12 oz bottle on 12/26/14.
A - translucent golden pour with large bubbles causing the head to quickly dissipate.
A - fresh ginger is all over the aroma. Doesn't have the sweet aroma of a ginger ale (soda) but is somewhat similar. It's almost as though the sugar of the soda was replaced with more ginger. Very interesting and surprisingly inviting.
T - the taste is also mostly fresh ginger. The malt and hops play supporting roles to the ginger. There is also a peppery aftertaste that provides a very dry finish.
F - the bubbles are a bit large here and make this feel more like a soda than a beer. Not a major problem, but not ideal for my liking.
O - this is another if those beers that I feel like falls into a catch-all category and is difficult to rate to the style. I personally like fresh ginger with my sushi and this beer takes that fresh flavor and bottles it. This would also be a very refreshing "just finished mowing the lawn" beer. I enjoyed this very much so the numbers are certainly based on personal preference more than beer judging guidelines.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.36/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.44/5  rDev +10.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Gold in color with excellent clarity. The small amount of white head dissipates quickly and only covers half of the top. Aroma is solely of ginger which is a bit simple. It tastes very briefly like a pilsner flavored with ginger. The mouth is initially watery and then you actually get a highly carbonated gentle warming in your throat. This is beer meets ginger ale with a little burn in the fade. Odd.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of bnes09
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Highly spicy and overly sweet. Lacks the crisp finish I was desiring. Has a warm burning sensation on the lips and mouth tissues from the spices. Subtly is the key and this beer does not have it.

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Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 30 ratings