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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Traditional Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Pasteurised.
Fredericís Great British Ginger Beer is distinctive and unique in that it has been created especially for beer drinkers who like traditionally crafted ales and those who love the taste of ginger.
Tasting note: A wonderful blend of traditional malty ale combined with natural ginger extract gives rise to a rich, ruby red, warming beer. This hoppy and refreshing beer comes to life with a fiery ginger kick and in harmony with fruity lemon notes.


imdownthepub's rating

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Reddish amber with slight head. Sweet and gingery I suppose, lemonade notes with a spicy background. No real beery notes, more an alcopop.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Bronze and clear appearance. Ginger flavours dominate although there is a trace of citrus. A novelty alcoholic ginger beer with a body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (615) - HONG KONG - SEP 21, 2013


500 ml bottle bought at Aeon in KCP, Kowloon City.

Clear deep amber red colour; Half finger head and soapy off-white foam which lasts about 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Very sweet aroma of ginger, ginger beer, spices, light malt, sugar and floral; Medium sweet taste of very light ale malt, with ginger zest, molasses, light red fruits, light biscuits, spices, soda water, and faint grass; Light body, close to watery palate; Mouth feel has a basic ginger beer pop feel but not quite, as malt taste is light but apparent, with some pretty good light bread and biscuit dryness. Ginger zest taste has bites but rather dull and not refreshing. Sweet taste permeates but not cloying; Hoppiness is some choking floral and spicy nose, slight grass with no citrus taste, and some hint of bitterness. All for sweet zesty gingery finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: Initially I feared this would just be another alco-pop in disguise. Turns out itís a proper beer - very light malt in taste but with right feel, ginger taste has bite but not exciting, and not cloying at all, which is surprising. This one passed the test quite easily and intended to be a macro crowd pleaser. With a bit of adjustments, it can be way better. Still drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2004) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle at home from marks and Spencer. Aroma is spicey woody sweet ginger. Touch of cara malt sweetness. Pour is copper colour clear andyhin short lived white head. Flavour is woody bark sweet stale malt and a ginger heat in the finish. Too sweet. Medium body medium carbed.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Bottled 13/07/13. A dark brown beer with an off-white head. This is way too sweet. A reasonable kick of ginger for sure but itís dominated bgy a sugary effect. The aroma doesnít promise such sweetness; it instead has pleasant ginger, but I really struggle with the flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
500ml bottle from B&M. Beer-like appearance: ruby with a fine, well-retained cream foam. Lemonade/shandy aroma becoming peppery. Reasonable spike of ginger on the lips; ginger nut and Jamaican ginger cake sweetness; some afterburn and digestive notes. Approaching medium spicy. Not getting any hops whatsoever but come on, this is Robinsonís. Overly sugared with a splash too much shandy but enjoyably spans the gap between ginger beer and real beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1759) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Hand pump in Kings Head, Clapham. Nose is caramel, lemonade citrus, fresh ginger, ale fruity, leather. Taste is grainy cereal malty, leather, citrous lemon, fresh ginger, ale fruity. Body is very light, watery, and prickly hops.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber red colour with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, brown sugar, ginger, spicy and ginger. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, ginger bread. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111202]

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (1860) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
Dark brown in colour with a ginger and red fruity flavour, toffee notes and a creamy fruity spicy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle:
Well you guessed it and if you didnít then you should have, itís 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 isnít 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 itís 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 isnít to bad with just one.

I still wouldnít call this one a beer despite what the label claimed, itís just an alcoholic ginger beer albeit a decent one when compared to the likes of Crabbies.

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