Ginger Beard – Wychwood Brewery (Witney, England)

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Ginger Beard – Wychwood Brewery, 4.2% ABV, 500ml, (Witney, England)

printed on the back label:

“A traditionally crafted beer infused with fiery root ginger to deliver a refreshing, spicy finish with a lot of bite.”

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  • Style: (ginger) flavoured ale
  • Taste: ginger syrup light mold
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $3.50 – 500ml., sometime in 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: heck no

Visual: Pours clear beer bottle brown with minimal head, a thin layer of ringed retention, micro bubbles, lots of fast clustered streams.

Nose: bursting bright sweetened ginger beer soda, malts mixed in. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: ginger syrup, immediate (8/10)-lvl sweetness

Mid-palate: (MAIN) candied ginger

Finish: veggie mold exhale, light ginger throat warmth

Summary: This is like drinking ginger syrup with alcohol, not good at all. It hardly resembles a beer nor a ginger beer soda. The only redeeming feature is the authentic ginger burn at the finish.