The_Osprey (2156) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden. Pale yellow (as far as I can see in this light), still, clear, small ring of white head. Aroma is citrus and ginger. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is lemon in warm water, ginger, boiled lemon sweets, watered down Old Jamaica ginger beer. Not bad.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Old Coffee House (4.8% though). It pours clear golden with a thick white head. The nose is sweet grain, dough, ginger, pepper, earth, preserved lemon and straw The taste is bitter, ginger, dough, pithy lemon, touch of soap, pepper and straw with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a whole lot to it, but drinkable enough. Decent, but far from Brodies’ best.
jmgreenuk (5135) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma malt yeast, light ginger. The flavour is light bitter with a light skunky malt, buttery light ginger palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cross Keys, London. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of ginger, citrus, biscuit and herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
19th September 2012
Old Coffee House. Unconvinced this is a new beer for Brodies but then the barman tells me it’s made with Coriander as well - so maybe. Who knows! Very hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream - tan head. Nose is a little tangy - bordering suspiciously on vinegar. Palate is light and dry. Mild ginger and herbs - some sourish tang. Finishes dry. Not sure what’s going on here - is the beer off or is the alleged coriander skewing everything? A bit too weird - couldn’t finish it.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Old Coffee House, London. Pours cloudy golden-brown with a fine, white cream head. Gorgeous ginger nose with some lightly toasted malt accents. Light to medium sweet flavor, wonderful ginger character, a bit of toasty bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly drying on the finish with true ginger notes, accompanied by faint dry citrus and toasty bread. Just a great ginger beer start to finish.
Theydon_Bois (10365) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Coffee House, Soho - 11/09/12.
Hazy golden orange with a thin off-white head.
Ginger dominates the nose with a little bitter orange peel and some herbal tones in the background.
Sweet and sharp ginger hunks in the taste with light medicinal tones, mango chutney, spice and a sugary syrup flavour.
Medium bodied but quite thick in the mouth for a 4.2% beer.
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Old Coffee House. Pours a translucent deep brownish amber color with a tiny off-white head. The aroma’s of spicy ginger cookie, some pepper, some soft marshmallow. The taste is ginger root - mildly spicy, not cloying like many ginger beers. Notes of cinnamon, red apple skin. Some tart flavors on the finish. Light, soft body. Easy to drink. Overall, quite nice. I’m not a massive ginger fan, but this worked for me.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Old Coffee House. Amber big bubbling head, white. Nose is massive kick of fresh ginger. Packed full of fresh ginger. Taste is big fresh ginger but balanced by beer malt softness and sweetness. No ginger hotness , just some nice sweet malt to balance and a fresh ginger finish. Body is quite light and watery but right for this refreshing Summer beer