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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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2016
12 ounce can
Ginger beer must not be my thing because this came across as a harsh ginger based alcopop. If not for the random country tick I would have skipped right past. I will not begrudge people riding new trends like alcoholic root beer or ginger beer. However it needs to have a reason for tasting less appealing than its nonalcoholic cousins.

Aroma / Appearance - Cloudy rose gold liquid offers a container for the overactive carbonation which bubbles like a soft drink. Crisp dry ginger dominates though a trace of vanilla manages to counterbalance it marginally. Mostly it is a ginger based package of warmth.

Flavor / Palate - Spicy ginger becomes overpowering after just a few sips. No alcohol is present which makes it tough to fall back on. This becomes especially true towards the end as it becomes increasingly more one dimensional. Give it a pass unless you find a cheap (relatively fresh) bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 22, 2016
White, cloudy no foam. Strong aroma of ginger. Sweet, ginger with throat burning ginger in the aftertaste. High in carbon.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmalaher (189) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
A perfect ginger beer. Firey spiciness. You can’t quaff this. Enjoyed. From a can.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Flaska. En av de absolut mest svårbedömda öl jag stött på. Ingefäran är dominant, framför allt i smaken där den i eftersmaken hettar till ordentligt. Och jag gillar det. Problemet är att det knappast går att dricka upp ens en flaska på 33 cl alldeles själv, så mycket ingefärshetta är det. Å andra sidan kan jag tänka mig att till rätt mat så skulle den göra sig alldeles förträffligt. Men som sagt, gillar man inte hetta i ölen och gillar man inte ingefära, så bör man avstå detta. Då blir det helt odrickbart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. 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 (1356) - 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 (9449) - 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 (21612) - 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 (5779) - 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 (438) - - MAR 10, 2016
Milky white yellow colour. Strong ginger aroma and taste. Quite sweet body. Smooth and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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