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Green Tea and Ginseng Ale

Beer Style: 
Specialty Ale
Serving Style.: 
650 ML Bottle
Alcohol Content: 
4.2% ABV
Where Purchased?: 
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating: 
4

Green Tea and Ginseng Ale

A very thick, slightly off-white head which reduces fairly quickly to a clumpy, rocky layer.
The colour of this ale is amber and quite cloudy. Looks full and heavy.
Aroma is a sweet sour smell, some caramel notes and a pickle like sourness.
The feel is very rich and creamy, full and satisfying like a good oatmeal stout feel.
The taste is quite sour at first hit. A sauerkraut type of sour, not unpleasant at all. There is a tannin bitterness toward the end of the taste, like you find in tea. I don't overtly taste any tea but the drying tannin feel reminds me of it.
There are some vanilla notes buried in there and a bit of citrus hoppiness. For me, this beers best point is the fullness of the mouthfeel. It feels like a meal, like a good rich stout.
The tastes blend together very nicely and add to the whole experience. I really can't say I taste the green tea, and I don't even know what ginseng is supposed to taste like, but I like the overall combination of flavours in this beer.




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Rickard's White (Belgian style Whit) Draft

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reviewed by:
John H.

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Serving Style:
20 ounce glass
Where Purchased:
Shoeless Joe's
Beer Rating:
1

Cloudy amber with a white head, what there is of it.
Sour citrus aroma, really an odor.
Starts with a sour orange taste which becomes muddy and finishes with an overpowering orange flavor that I don't really like.
My wife would probably really enjoy this, as they garnish it with an orange slice. The slice is over kill as far as I'm concerned.
I doubt I'll order this again.






Rickard's White

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reviewed by:
brewman

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Serving Style:
330 ml. bottle
Where Purchased:
Beer Store
Beer Rating:
1

Rickard's White

Very cloudy yellow color with a thin head.
Slight citrus aroma and nothing else.
Starts out with a citrus bite that quickly becomes unpleasant. This is not a very good imitation of a Belgian. In fact it's a very poor imitation.




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