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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: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2989) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
330 ml bottle It has enough ginger to dominate the aroma and flavor and to add a peppery bite to the feel, but enough dark malts and pear juice so that it’s not simply ginger flavored. O: flavorful and interesting, but avoid this if you do not like ginger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yiannnos (1095) - , CYPRUS - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Strong ginger aroma and flavour, spicy, fruity, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
Ginger ale - Old Tom. Delicious, unusual, good beer, but the price bites - about 200p.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jukkar (57) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Strong aroma of ginger as name implies. Hint of citrus and herbs in taste. Dark brown color, no head. Medium sweetness, I would have preferred less sweet. Medium body, flat, abrupt finish. Overall nice ginger taste, a bit more spicy and longer after taste would be even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (652) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Strong ginger aroma. Sweet fruity with a good bit of ginger flavor. Medium bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: NOV15, Pours clear dark red to brown liquid, Aroma: malty, caramel, toasty, ginger, sugar/ syrup, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, spicy ginger dominating, backed by malty, caramel and toasty notes, sweet sugary/ syrupy - cola taste - reminds me cola lollipop - not the thing I would appreciate in the beer. But overall drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6506) - ITALY - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle Quasi mogano praticamente limpida buona schiuma persistente zenzero al naso dietro malto caramello cosi in bocca buona nota piccante

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1788) - ESTONIA - APR 26, 2015
As Marks & Spencer Ginger Ale. Clear amber orange beer, medium white head. Nose is spicy ginger, some malts and caramel, toasty notes. Flavor is pretty gingery and malty, with an almost peppery-gingery finish. Some sweetness and caramel in the mix. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from SuperAlko in Tallinn (€ 2.45). BB Jun 2015. Pours a clear chestnutty colour. Head light beige. Quite big. Retaining. Lacing. On the nose it’s ginger lemonade and sugar. Taste is… sweet, bitter and spicy… wouldn’t say it’s balanced. Where the ginger retreats, then it’s caramel dominating. There’s quite a lot of ginger spiciness in the finish after a large gulp. Body medium, carbonation soft, palate creamy smooth. Overall a caramelly sweet ale spiced with ginger. Not offending, not bad, but not exactly good either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber to brown with an orange chink. Nose - light creamy toffee, hint of ginger. Taste - more toffee, hobnobs and ginger increases at the back of the palate. Ginger biscuits. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly decent finish, if a bit too gingery. Overall - decent and the ginger is not too intrusive.

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