manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice ginger aroma to start this off nice slightly off gold color with a small white head tastes like the ultimate ginger beer real ginger flavour none of that sugary bull shit this is the real ginger brew cheers phillips
sulawang (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Visual: Pours clear copper light brown with a dissipating small fizzy head, a very thin ringed retention, several slow-steady singular streams.
Nose: real ginger/sushi ginger, light toffee malts. Fragrant. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: ginger root numbness, light fizzy
Mid-palate: thin-bodied, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) fresh ginger root, light toffee malt
Finish: medium intensifying ginger burn, thin-watery mouthfeel, long dry ginger burn finish.
Summary: Good real ginger flavour but thatís about it; no body, depth, texture, or complexity to back it up.
JohnnyJ (4625) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden pour, with a fizzy white head. Strong ginger, fresh and spicy, spritzy, mild grain, and very dry. Burns the nose a little. I like ginger ale and I like this, but not terribly complex.
Oldschool_Mike (106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle into pint glass. Aroma is ginger. Taste is ginger. Not much else to say about this beer. I do not like it. This is a dumper.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
ljthiessen (542) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy orange-amber pour with a small, foamy off-white head. Aroma is mostly sweet, lots of ginger and a hint of lime. Flavour is less ginger than the aroma, just a minor tingle with a slight gingery flavour, and otherwise resembles a pretty plain pale ale. Comes together OK, but certainly nothing special. Seems like itís designed to pair well, not to drink alone.
MunBro (575) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The second worst ginger beer I have ever had. Flat fizzy pour with a very stale ginger taste. Bleh. Phillips is better than this.
(Maybe it was stale because it was in a pre packaged 2014 Snowcase calendar, would be willing to retry).
UXO (471) - CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber copper with a short-lived head diminishing rapidly to nothing and no lacing. Nose is overwhelmingly fresh ginger, with only the merest hint of caramel. Taste follows suit, with low sweetness, and a building spiciness. Medium body and flat carbonation.
Not all that interesting. I like a nice spicy ginger beer, and typically donít like a lot of sweetness, but despite its ticking both those boxes, Iím not all that fussed over this one. The low-lived head and carbonation probably contribute to this impression, and it feels like it would benefit from a little more sweetness.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #816 - December 9, 2013 - Beer 9 of the Phillips Snowcase - 341mL Bottle. 5%. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is real ginger and malty sweetness. Was expecting a fizzy, gingery mess, but this is balanced, crisp mouthfeel, little heavy on natural ginger flavour but not uninviting. One of the better ginger beers out there, but I must say this is not to my taste.
RumRunner101 (825) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Light copper pour. Aroma is ginger and ginger. Dominates the palate as well and lends the spiciness. I fucking hate ginger. My rating shouldnít count, but Iím adding it anyway.
Alanthebeerguy (184) - - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If you like ginger... Pours hazy orange. Smells like the ginger you get with sushi. Taste like the ginger you get with sushi. Little hoppy forward, then embrace the ginger. Finish a bit bitter and lingering. A good novelty beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is really heavy on the ginger, and itís not like candied ginger or ginger essence, itís full-on fresh grated ginger root. So raw and intense that it has me a bit scared. The flavor is crazy big on the ginger as well. It/s like chewing on a ginger root. I can taste maybe a hint of sweet caramel malt, but itís pretty faint. Man, you have to be a really hard core fan of ginger to get into this one. The finish is spicy and hot with minimal sweetness to mitigate the ginger. Light to medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation and a long lingering finish. Not feeling good about finishing a whole 22oz bottle of this bad boy.