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Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer

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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours a light ginger color - not red - like the root skin or maybe the root. Not much head, and not for very log. It smells so ginger, and there seems a hint of rum. Med body. Boy is it ginger. It burns. Some sugar, and in this case it may be a good thing to carry the spice. Not noticing Cascade citrus. Just lots of ginger, and maybe a rum note. Damn, but its refreshing after hot yard work.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miss_Honeybee (5) - CANADA - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
This is one zippy ginger beer! If you drink ginger ale and find yourself always wishing for a bit more of that ginger bite, this is the beer for you. With a spicy heat that lingers after each sip, I bet it would pair well with a bowl of stir-fry, or could be sipped to clear your sinuses come cold and flu season! Be aware that it does go down more like a soda than an alcoholic beverage though, the sweetness masks the fact that this is more than just a soda!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LyricOriginals (1) - - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
I’m normally a dark beer drinker and a huge fan of The Left Hand Brewing Company. I had been drinking their ginger beer until I bought Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer....My left hand may never see my right hand again....for it’ll be to busy pouring this Royal Jamaican in my face! GREATEST GINGER BEER EVER!!!!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
shorlin (639) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Ugly urine looking beer. Aroma is an OK ginger, but smells nothing like beer in any fashion. Tastes awful. My first drain pour in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Earthy ginger aroma. Cloudy pale yellow with minimal head. Sugary sweet ginger and malt flavor. Burns in the finish. Tasty - very spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Earthy ginger aroma. Longneck. Can’t really see the beer since I was swigging it from the bottle out on the beach. Hyper sweet, hot, one note ginger. Burns at first then you get the hang of it, but this was still 1/2 drainpour for me - entirely too sticky. ABC Betton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5471) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours an un beer-like cloudy pale yellow with no head. Aroma is strong ginger and soap. Flavor is strong ginger oriented which overrides anything else that this is trying to deliver. Medicinal accents and some industrial cleaning soapy notes make their way into the back end. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh and burns the throat as it goes down. If you are seeking a ginger rush for some reason - it delivers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lappy (21) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 The best Ginger Beer around. Slightly hazy and definitely an authentically brewed ginger beer (as opposed to using essence as some do). It is well balanced with ginger that does not over power the senses. There’s a slight sweetness to the mix which just makes the beer even more moorish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle: 4.4% Pours fizzy, nearly clear, extra-light yellow...no head just fizzy carbonation. Wow...Immense ginger and Gold Bond Powder aroma.....really. Wow again...so much ginger it actually feels spicy hot....sugary sweet. Odd to the point of being medicinal. Not exactly pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy very pale yellow with lots of carbonation that only hints a white head but dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma has a strong earthy ginger yet with a good amount of sweetness from sugar. Flavor is full of ginger that is almost hot it is so present and offset by sweet fruits and sugar.

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