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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Traditional Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.


Oelbas' rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oelbas (177) - - MAR 3, 2014
Brun med cremefarvet skum. Duften er fyldig og krydret med tydelig prćg af ingefćr. Smagen er sřd og domineret af ingefćr og peber med en varmende, brćndende fornemmelse ŕ la chili. Eftersmagen er let syrlig men sřd. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
Has a definite ginger aroma, dark with very little head, only a light ginger flavour, creamy and lightly carbonated, very good ginger beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (76) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Brown color with medium head. Aroma of nice ginger and chocolate. Taste the same, little nice bitterness. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Nice ginger beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 A clear brown body with a very quickly fading light brown head. Nose is heavy on the ginger, with some hints of chokolate. Taste is dominated by a gingerly burn, but sweet chokolate is evident on the finish. Carbonation is soft, the finish is rich and has a warming burn. A little over the top.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Isimunov (2) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
El dulzor se comió la cerveza. Alcohol muy disociado de la mezcla. Tiene mejor pinta de lo que realmente es. Aceptable. No la volvería a comprar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s 150514. Dark and black with a mountain of thick tan foam. Strong citrus hop aroma with a mouth warming hop flavour tat carries hints of vanilla and liquorice in the background. You can taste the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5831) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
who wants to eat a loser? .. . pours out dark cola .. mild foam head, spots of lacing .. . burnt jam, leather, and ginger snaps .. . rounded and buster brown .. . .

Would you like to go out for nice steak dinner?

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mrjohnnybones (4) - - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
I really wanted to like this, and I don’t hate it, so that is good. I feel it could be a bit more bold on the flavor front and have a bit more body. I like the amount of ginger it delivers, but it needs to be better balanced.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
First of all, I am a big fan of Old Tom ale. Bottle from Waitrose, I was intrigued to see this. On reading the label (it is a blend of Old Tom and Feynman’s Ginger beer) my expectations we low. On pouring the carbonation of the ginger beer was obvious (soda hiss), head dies quick. Aroma is of a sticky blend of sugared ginger and fruit with beer (not nice). Mouth feel is soft soda carbonation and slight sugar syrup stickiness. Taste is of ginger beer, overpowering, surprising given the strong taste of Old Tom. This is not a good beer, a novelty that should be avoided.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (689) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma is mostly pepper and ginger... Not much hopiness or maltiness here. Taste is similar to aroma with a large presence from the pepper and ginger . Some light sweet malt flavors here. The ginger definitely dominates any other taste. Appearance is a dark amber witha thin pearl head that retains poorly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (475) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je velmi chutné, zázvorové s jemným nádechem kávy. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, středně vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je tmavě rubínová. Chuť je velmi výrazně zázvorová, vcelku přebijí ostatní chutě ale není to dle mého naškodu, finiš je příjemně, kávově hořký a držící, po chvilce nastupuje palčivý zázvorový ocas. V ústech pivo působí plně a má střední říz. Celkově se jedná o velmi chutné ochucené pivo, s velmi výraznými zázvorovými komponenty.


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