Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) | Short's Brewing Company

Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen)Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen)
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Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen)Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen)

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.85%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerBeing on 10-13-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

bottle into snifter

appearance: cloudy unfiltered orange, looks more like an IPA than a hefe. slight 1 finger white head

smell: heavy ginger, citrus, coriander, and clove, heavy wheat, honestly this smells really funky, not very appetizing

taste: Off the bat, ginger and coriander, with huge citrus notes. The ginger has sort of an odd bitterness, I wouldn't really classify this as a hefeweizen whatsoever. The alcohol is almost accented by the giner. Gave this to my non craft drinking brother and he said it tasted like play-doh.

mouthfeel: average carbonation, pretty thin bodied

overall: I'm glad I tried this, but the amount of ginger in this really is too much. Not my style of beer, have had way better from Shorts. I would say skip this if you're curious, the bitterness from the ginger is not pleasant and completely overtakes everything else in this beer. I ended up drain pouring it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Remembered the review from BA mag a while back...Purchased one of the bottles while up at Short's in Bellaire, MI a couple weekends ago. They had it in the fridge behind the bar - Yes please! 2007 vintage, enjoyed on 6/5/11 Is it still good? The bartender says it has aged really well.

A: It's still carbonated, that's something at least. 2 fingers of off white head is fizzy and tight with great retention. Hazy orange amber liquid is gorgeous. A tad too much head.
S: Smells tangy - slightly stings the nostrils, in a good way. Ginger simple syrup, orange peel, graham cracker crust, peaches? Something a tad off lurks, almost like a liqueur.
T: Sweetness with a touch of ginger up front, aspirin on the finish. This one has gone a bit sour/astringent. Tastes like it was once great though. Fair tasting, but the aspirin is too dominant.
M: Full and sweet at first with some ginger spice. Astringent finish is unpleasant. Too fizzy.
D: I bomber is enough. I would love to try it fresh if they decide to make it again like most of the other 2007 bombers! Please do!

Here's the review of the fresh one - 12oz bottle from 11/11:

A: Moderate pour yields 1/3 finger of white head with fair retention. Hazy brownish orange/dark amber liquid. Head nearly disappears after one minute. More head please. (3.5)
S: Ginger, orange peel, lemon lime, faint clove. Very heady, dusty even. I like this aroma a lot. Complex (4.5)
T: Medicinal, aspirin is here even though it is fresh. Like tonic water a bit. The flavor does not match the aroma. No citrus, some ginger. Like a wild ale but with no sweetness to balance. Maltiness is better as it warms. (2.5)
M: Dry, astringent even. Not super carbonated. Mouthfeel dominates on this one. Unrelenting dryness and astringency. (2.5)
O: One is enough. Not horrible, but not rewarding! An adventure. I'm glad I tried. Won't buy 6 again and wouldn't order a second. Not psyched to drink the other 5 from this 6-er!

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Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) from Short's Brewing Company
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