The most important point to make about De Graal Gember is that it is first and foremost a beer. A beer infused with ginger, as opposed to a ginger beer.It pours a slightly cloudy, dull orange with a good-sized foaming white head. The aroma is typically Belgian, and typical of a spicy Belgian tripel. The ginger is present, without overwhelming other attributes.
The beer is initially sweet, with ginger and a little spice from the yeast. Flavours develop as the beer progresses. Hints of honey, lemon, lime and pepper, provide a more complex taste than first considered.
A relatively high carbonation aids in achieving a dry finish. The bite of the ginger kicks in after the fact, providing a lingering spicy bitterness. Many ginger beers are too sweet and syrupy, or else overloaded with ginger. This beer achieves a great balance of flavour and mouthfeel. One of the best examples of a ginger beer we've tried.