Brewed by Matso’s Broome Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Broome, Australia


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Made to a well guarded recipe known only to a select few, Matso’s Ginger Beer is a legend among Kimberley locals and savvy visitors.
Those ’in the know’ appreciate that any trip to Broome is not complete without a pint or two of this longstanding favourite.
Now that it’s more widely available, just pout it over ice for immediate refreshment where ever you are. At 3.5% alc/vol, Matso’s Ginger Beer is perfect for long hot afternoons in good company and for those occaisons when your’e not looking for a traditional beer.
People with stronger tastes will also find it a wicked mixer with their favourite rum.

bmeup's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bmeup (588) - Ormeau, - FEB 12, 2013
Ginger beer is a favorite of mine for many years and was quite excited to find this example from the WA brewer. Sadly it falls way short of the mark, pale and very acidy with little ginger and a lemon overload.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6303) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
Tap. Spicy ginger nose. Milky green, no head-looks like a lime based drink. Bright ginger notes, lime and sugars, light spicy finish. Chewy medium light body. Nice

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (642) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
330ml can into schooner glass. Aroma of ginger and cooked vegetables. Looks like creek water with a few bubbles. No head. Tastes good though! Smooth ginger/citric taste with peppery aftertaste. Would make a wicked ’Dark and Stormy’.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (326) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.5% ABV It’s an alcoholic soft drink! For the uninitiated, it’ll taste pretty much like the Bundaberg drink. Matso’s have done a nice job with their ginger beer which is very drinkable and will appeal to just about everyone, even those who don’t like beer. It has a nice carbonated mouthfeel giving you a wet smack of a welcoming kiss that is at first sweet then tangy, hinting at lemon zest then peppery and finally a lingering miasma of fresh crushed sugarcane. I have a very limited palate for sweet beverages mostly because of the cloying sour aftertaste that beverages sweetened with sugar leave in my mouth. This should in no way stop you from trying Matso’s fine ginger beer. A truly fine edition that stands up nicely to my personal favorite, Crabbie’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a hazy light yellow with no head. Carbonation is active. Taste is gingery and citrusy. Tasty

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Strong ginger aroma. White yellow colour with no head. Ginger flavour sweet throughout. Light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lappy (25) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
This tasted of fake ginger, possibly essence used rather than a brewed ginger. Typical RTD style product. Ridiculously expensive as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
Can from mane liquor. Fucking tasty ginger beer. One of my favs! Low alcohol and refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2727) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
I struggle to fault this one. Inoffensive, easy drinking and such. Just be harsh to even judge it....., but here we are.
Anxious, audibly carbonated palest straw, opaque and soda-popped. Soft, ginger bread spice off-sets a salty, cookie based nose. Delicious to taste I must say, but that is an irrational thought. The carbonation heightens it, sweeping the olfactories into a virtual sneeze upon each swig. It has spice but no heat, the ginger lagging into a commercial mess. This is all ginger yet it seems to lack ginger. I don’t get it, yet I love it; weird world! (33cL, BB 03/08/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1223) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
Poured a pale yellow colour with no head. High carbonation. Aroma strongly but pleasantly of ginger. Taste initially of earthy malt which was a bit off-putting. This was followed by a biting and intense ginger taste. Light body. Long strong finish of spicy ginger – good if you like ginger.

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