De Graal Gember

750 mL capped bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Very different label to the one pictured in the BA db. Notched as being best before May 2009.
Mild fizz on opening.
Poured into the Gouden Carolus chalice, the beer is a hazed, bright yellow and is reminiscent of the best Wits. Head is made up of fine bubbles and somewhat thin. Some lace.
Ginger is present in very light amounts, but the beer is definitely herbal. The general spice is quite strong with the specific ginger notes a touch more muted. Some yeasty, Belgian candy mixed in too. Pretty mild, and except for the obvious herbal qualities the beer is what I would characterize as “neutral”.
Drinks very much like a traditional Ginger beer, and in that respect is rather odd, especially for a Belgian beer. Ignoring that for a moment it is incredibly drinkable and a really nice summer, quaffing, crossover beer.
Although it is easy to drink, the herbal notes do get a touch tiring on the palate after a while.
Good value, tasty, drinkable and interesting. Difficult to ask for more.

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06/18/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.05
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