Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mount Desert Island Ginger

Today I'm drinking Mount Desert Island Ginger brewed by Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar Harbor, Maine. There is a drawing of a sail boat on a calm sea on the front of the label. 2010 was last drink by date to notch, so luckily nothing was notched.

Spicy ginger aroma, a little hoppy too. Taste is terrible! SO MUCH GINGER! On top of being overly spiced, this is way too sweet and tastes like plastic. Gag face. One more chance. Repeat gag face. Dump. This was one of the worst beers I've ever put past my lips. Beyond the bad tastes, the feeling in the mouth is very harsh, and the aftertaste lingers for at least two teeth brushings. If this were the last beer on Mount Desert Island, I'd rather be thirsty! Horrible!

Mount Desert Island -- Jackson Berkey (Composer) Kathy Bundock Moore (Harp)

Acadia: The Complete Guide: Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would just like to add that Island Ginger....is NOT beer!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

What exactly is it then?

Atlantic Brewing calls it a "refreshing wheat beer" and they are the ones that brewed it. http://www.atlanticbrewing.com/beer-20.htm

Beer Advocate calls it an Herbed/Spiced Beer with 5.2% alcohol content http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/378/6950

The Beer Babe says it's a beer. http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2007/08/atlantic-brewing-company-mount-desert-island-ginger/

Are you just making a joke that it's so bad that calling it a beer would be insulting to beer? Because that's some rationale I could get behind.

Thanks for the comment.