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Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer

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Formerly brewed at Big City Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kingston, Jamaica

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed using the finest Jamaican Ginger, considered to be the finest in the world. Other ingredients include Cascade hops, Jamaican cane sugar, and Royal Jamaican new crop rum.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craigís. Pours hazy greyish, nose is ginger, soapy, taste is sugary, ginger, quiet fiery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours cloudy white with no head. Aroma is ginger and sugar. Taste is sugar sweet, ginger spice, chilli heat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours hazy pale yellow with no head. Aromas of ginger. Taste is hot, sweet. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
bottle at home ... hazy yellow ... thin white lacing ... zezty ginger ... big ginger nose ... soft zezty ginger .. zezty fruit ... big ginger ,, light fiery ginger

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (5384) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is ginger and very strong mouthwash. The flavor is ginger, spices and a pervading heat in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (421) - - MAR 10, 2016
Milky white yellow colour. Strong ginger aroma and taste. Quite sweet body. Smooth and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle to pint glass Consummation: Ginger and beer...well ginger anyway. Adjunct: Surely, this does not taste like a beer. LOTS of sugar, lots of ginger. I donít think I taste the rum or the cascade.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4865) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: Pours hazy whitish yellow with barely a head. Smells like high quality ginger beer. Booze is barely detectable in the nose or taste. Taste is powerful ginger beer taste with the bitterness and bit being there. Not for people who do not lover ginger beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3277) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy greenish yellow, no head. Aroma of youngish ginger, loads of sugar, some lemon. Everything says soft drink until the texture turns out to be a _little_ bit beery: itís just got a bit of body and the ginger and sugar make it seem shandy like. The ginger is terrific - spicy and with a quick burst of heat. That and a little bit of bitterness stop the sweetness from hanging around too long, but itís still mostly sugar water. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1917) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn - Springhurst. Aroma: Strong ginger straightaway with a moderate spicy sweetness. Appearance: Hazy straw yellow pour with a fizzy white head thatís gone in moments. Flavor: Sustained strong ginger throughout; really more ginger spicy than any other ginger beer Iíve had. Itís fairly sweet, but the ginger spiciness is a nice counterpoint; the finish brings the strongest ginger intensity yet. Palate: Light body, slick texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: For what it is, itís totally enjoyable. A shame that it seems not to be made anymore.


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