flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well you guessed it and if you didn’t then you should have, it’s in the name after all. This one has tonnes of ginger as expected although it is more filling and creamy on the nose than I would have imagined and the ginger isn’t overpowering although it is the only thing I can detect on the nose.
A copper mahogany colour with a very thin, bubbly head that only sticks around the circumference of the glass.
Again almost exclusively ginger tasting although not as strong as you would think from a ginger beer. If it is held in the mouth there is also a warming fizz to it but mainly it’s just ginger.
Crisp and fizzy on the palate with a huge amount of carbonation to this one and a fair bit of gas as it settles in the stomach which would prove troublesome after a few but isn’t to bad with just one.
I still wouldn’t call this one a beer despite what the label claimed, it’s just an alcoholic ginger beer albeit a decent one when compared to the likes of Crabbies.
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oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is spices, fruits, wood, fruits and some mild sweet maltyness. Flavour is ginger, clove, cinnamon, malts and some slight wooden notes. Actually not overdoing it with the ginger, which makes it a rather refreshing one.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk on 2 December 2011. Dark amber colour. Creamy aroma. Hints of vanilla. Some ginger evident. Stronger ginger on the palate. Soft mouthfeel. Bit of an afterburn but not too excessive. Quite well done I thought.
shoulderbroken (1988) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark amber, red/brown colour with minimal beige head. Aroma is ginger, some apples, bit of toffee, bit of brown sugar. Taste is gingery but not too spicy, and fairly sweet. Bit of a prickle in the mouth, but nothing like a can of old jamaica. Caramel/toffee sweetness sits under the spiciness in the aftertaste. Actually quite nice, but I guess nothing that special.
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to fin ... dark red brown ... thin lacing ...spicy ginger nose ... fizzy ... light ginger burn ... soft toffee ...light firey ginger
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. A mid brown pour with a thin white head. Good ginger aroma with a soft ginger taste with a dry finish.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Light brown colour, off-white bubbles. Nose is soapy, ginger, spicy. Flavour is sweet malty, bit of ginger bite, soapy, lemonade. Medium carbonation. Sweet finish.
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys Beer Hunt 2011. Its an interesting ginger beer. Chestnut colour. Moderate ginger aroma. Overly fizzy in the mouth. Then this btown maltiness kicks in with a very lasting building ginger bitterness. Not much to talk about upfront but the finish is pretty good I thought
leaparsons (8033) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber brown with a thin head. Aromas are light toffee malts with ginger and aniseed. Earthy with peppery notes. Flavours are sweet molasses with ginger spices and burn. Quite herbal with a traces of chocolate. OK.
tommann (2666) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown a thin head. Aroma is ginger and five spice. Taste is ginger malt to start. Ginger with a touch of washing up liquid on the finish.