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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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John H.

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Serving Style:
355 ml. bottle
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating:
3

Amsterdam Brewing - Boneshaker IPA
 
Cloudy copper pour with a thick tan head.
A strong citrus aroma and some evergreen make up the aroma.
Over the top citrus. Like eating a grapefruit without any sugar. It certainly is mouth cleansing and refreshing and it's going down very well on a nice warm May day. There is a hint of sweetness in the background but not enough to cut  the citrus.
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