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kungy

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I'm sipping a Bluetongue ginger beer in apprehension at the moment, i can taste hardly any ginger in it at all. It has enough though that it doesn't drink like a normal beer. Very disappointed at $3.50 for a bottle, very very average. Tastes nothing like GMK ginger beer recipe which is in the fermenter at the moment, choice. Anyone else had a similar experience?

Will
 

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Most definitely! I bought one for my other half, who likes (non-alcoholic) ginger beers, but was very disappointed. At least I'd also bought a Hoegaarden White for her as a safeguard, which she drank instead! :D I couldn't taste any ginger either. Think horrible megaswill with a tad (allegedly) of ginger, and you're getting pretty close to this. Absolute shite, very disappointing!
 

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thats blue tongue all up on my opinion...boring uninspiring boring...
 

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I don't like to badmouth anything from Newcastle.
However, I believe this is ordinary ginger beer. Or ordinary beer with ginger.
I have been told (or read on their website) that the brewer used to work for Tooheys. Scared yet?
Fisrt time I tasted Bluetongue on tap, I was accidentally poured a pint of the ginger. I had two sips, in case I was mistaken, before I handed it back. Hard to be sure that is was ginger and not bad lager.
Scary thing is that they questioned me about having been served the wrong beer...
 

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Hey, but I like their Seasonal range.
I've tasted the Winter Warmer, the Cream Ale, and the Bitter they contract-brew for the Brewery on Queen's wharf isn't too nasty for the price ($4 pint in happy hour).
Going there tomorrow with SEBAGO (Society for the Enhancement Of Beer Appreciation & Good Oration) for beer 'n' man-talk.
Seasonal wheat to be sampled. Will report...
 

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G'day all, sorry about the delay to this reply.
Not much to report.
No seasonal wheat, just the cream ale. A bit like Squire Amber.
Earlier in the day, I phoned the Queen's Wharf Brewery (QWB) to find out what the seasonal beer style was, and after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, no-one could help me. BLOODY HELL!...but I was given a contact name at the Bluetongue to contact (Olivia, from memory).
Well, when I found time (I was at work, U C), Olivia was in a meeting and I spoke with Tom (fairly certain that he is a brewer and previously brewed at the QWB, when they brewed on premises). Tom asked me to hold on as Olivia was just coming out of a meeting. After a few minutes of waiting, someone was kind enough to hang up.
Great public relations, I say... and now I'm telling people about the quality of service.
Sethule out
 

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