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Robinsons Old Tom With Ginger / Ginger Tom (Bottle)

Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Traditional Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised;
Originally labelled as Ginger Tom. Label was changed to read Old Tom With Ginger circa 2011.
Ginger Tom is a lively breed indeed, a subtle snap of ginger creates lovely purring warmth for those cold winter nights, or a refreshing summer beverage when served over ice.
Specially brewed using an infusion of Chinese bruised ginger root and botanical extracts, this warming speciality ale has a pronounced ginger and spiced herb palate complemented by a sweet roasted malt dryness and wonderful ginger after burn.
Ginger Tom is a richly flavoured dark oak coloured ale with distinctive aromas of peppery spice and sweet ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdg (77) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Dark brown color, clear; quickly dissipating tan head - aroma: malt, caramel, spicy ginger, citrus - taste: medium sour and slightly bitter - light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation - long finish with ginger and citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1613) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 My bottle actually says "Ale with Ginger Root and Pear Juice;" I’m assuming it’s the beer listed here. Aroma: Pronounced ginger over semi-sweet malts that are a little nutty and have hints of tobacco leaf. Appearance: Murky dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head that settles into a bubble ringed skin. Flavor: Sharply gingery up front with malts adding more body than flavor; malt flavors become a little more apparent as this warms. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: I actually liked this quite a bit; I’m quite the ginger lover (our state soft drink is a ginger ale) and this definitely hit my ginger sweet spot. Yet, there’s enough beer character here to stop this from descending into the realm of alco-pop (for me, at least). One to try for ginger lovers (the spice, not people with red hair).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (177) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2014
This beer has ginger in the nose and in the smell. The heavy body compensates with the typical aggressive ginger spice bite. The taste is surprisingly round yet ginger spicy supported by a very fine carbonation. The beer makes me curious how the old tom without ginger tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (349) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Donker Robijn kleurig bier met een zand kleurige schuimkraag. Geur gember( beetje muf) smaak gember en riet suiker. Niet een verkeerd biertje maar de tekst best ale mag er wel af.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (522) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2014
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur cola, mousse assez faible, peu de tenue. Arômes de vins de noix, caramel, fruits secs et effectivement, une note très singulière de gingembre confit qui développe un léger piquant assez original. Texture assez moelleuse. Pas une claque mais bière intéressante. Trouvée à Auchan.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mile (3167) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Amber, very small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweetish aroma, some caramel and ginger. Body is medium, malty and sugary sweetish flavor, light caramel and some ginger. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light caramel and some ginger. Beer + ginger = not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
bottle shadred with padget and egan , club w, sunday dinner, pours clear brown, with think kacki head, aroma is I don’t know, taste is ginger, swet, different, but I like it overal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2922) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
330 ml bottle into pint glass, L1306 bottle code. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big ginger, pear, raisin, plum, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of ginger/pear juice, dark/bready malt, and fruity yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big ginger, pear, raisin, plum, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of ginger, pear, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of ginger/pear juice, dark/bready malt, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Spiced English ale. Al around great robustness and balance of ginger/pear juice, dark/bready malt, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wiosna (291) - - SEP 27, 2014
0,33 pullo@ Hermanna. Tummaksi olueksi varsin kirkas, näyttää vetiseltä. Tuoksussa pesuainetta, inkivääriä. Maistuu homeelta, esanssisen inkivääriltä, tuorehiivalta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1192) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
.33l bottle from Tallin Rimi Pours hazy copper with low head. Aroma is hops, dark malts, dark fruits, ginger, hops. Flavor is alcohol, syrup notes, plums, ginger, a bit dark malts.

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