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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: 20   MEAN: 2.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a hazy pale yellow. Aroma of ginger and sugar. Taste much the same and gives a cough candy remnants, specifically halls extra strong. Really not my thing. Made my stomach upset. Pour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pictoman (370) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Poured from 355mL bottle. Hazy, very pale yellow, looks like ginger ale, fizzy, no head. Ginger aroma. Taste starts sweet, ends spicy, ginger through and through. This is a decent summer alcoholic ginger pop that I’d drink again, but not a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle, this is actually quite tasty, it is basically ginger ale, its not going blow you away but its very drinkable. Tastes like a giner ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SteveLikesBeer (44) - - NOV 21, 2013
I’ve heard this described as the best alcoholic ginger beer in the world, and I can’t argue with that. This beer is brewed in Kingston, Jamaica with Cascade hops, Jamaican ginger and cane sugar, and Royal Jamaican new crop rum. The ginger dominates the aroma and flavour and gives this a very crisp quality. It’s spicy, but not overpoweringly so. And with just 4.4-per-cent alcohol, you can drink quite a few without getting too tipsy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle - Smells like candied ginger. Fizzy hazy pale yellow. Sweet ginger that has a bit of heat in the finish. Although not a good beer, it is the best tasting ginger beer I have had of the lot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Couleur jaune Nuageux avec presque pas de col et une forte odeur de gingembre. Le goût est tout gingembre, fort et piquant, avec un peu d’alcool. C’est une bonne bière de gingembre. Ce n’est vraiment pas une bière aromatisée au gingembre, mais plutôt une bière de gingembre. Cependant, il est un peu trop sucré.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Looks like lemonade, tastes like ginger ale with extra ginger added. Not something I’d reach for after thinking "hey, I want a beer" but maybe after "hey, I want an alcoholic soda".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rylie (2) - - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
Love the strong ginger taste and the little bit of "after-burn" .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrewturba (921) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours a cloudy dull light yellow sort of like lemon juice and no foam. Aroma is spicy ginger. Flavour is spicy ginger that gives the nice ginger burn(love it) and very apparent cane sugar(way too sweet!). Over all i remember liking it way more when i was getting into craft beers, it has great ginger presence and then thats it for this beer with the exception of the very strong sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Several bottle tried over the last year. Colour: appears to be a just slightly hazy and medium yellow. Nose: Obvious ginger, then candy store and herbal greens. Taste: High sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Although hop presence takes just a touch off the sweetness and the delicious ginger fights back too...., there is nothing hiding the candied wonderland that this is....for those that like candy wonderlands. This is refreshing a fun treat if only drinking one, but I wouldn’t sit down with one of these on a pure craft evaluation night. Cloying mouth feel.

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