Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer
The Schlafly Tap Room

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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.18 | pDev: 21.7%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
From:
The Schlafly Tap Room
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  9
SCORE
76
Okay
Notes:
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 30
Photo of gillagorilla
3.59/5  rDev +12.9%
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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Photo of ajs4bd
3.76/5  rDev +18.2%
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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Photo of Franziskaner
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of bnes09
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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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Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, fizzy head of foam. It smelled like a ginger ale with some sweet notes. Nice ginger flavor with a crisp bite.

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Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 30 ratings