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: 62   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.

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2.8
PatrickYEG (48) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2017
SPICY!! 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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jfierst (1) - - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
The best Ginger Beer on the market. Hands down, with no equal. So strong it will make you cough from the ginger. If you love ginger, this is the one. Look no further.

4.6
Paella (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2017 does not count
great punchy ginger spice and not too sweet! I found the flavour perfect for making a Mosco Mule and a Dark and Stormy for my friends. Served over ice, its a great accompaniment to spicy dishes, BBQ wings, or fried foods. Add a splash of lime for added refreshment. I’ve even used it to marinate pork and chicken and added it to ginger pineapple cake.

2.7
sulawang (1171) - - OCT 19, 2016
Visual: Pours pale straw white wine yellow with no head and barely any carbonation.

Nose: ginger beer soda - cane sugar and ginger overtones. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: light syrupy thicker, low CO2

Mid-palate: big (lvl-9-sweetness), med-high throat HEAT, mellow ginger flavour, cane sugar

Finish: lingering throat warmth, subtle diluted rum caramels

Summary: This drinks like an aggressively sweetened cooler but at least there’s the big ginger throat heat that keeps it interesting texturally. The barley malt is nowhere in sight.

2.7
Brigadier (3710) - 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
bjakk (798) - 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
tmalaher (347) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
A perfect ginger beer. Firey spiciness. You can’t quaff this. Enjoyed. From a can.

2.9
mzaar (3539) - 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
Stuu666 (14044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy greyish, nose is ginger, soapy, taste is sugary, ginger, quiet fiery.

3.5
GlasgowTAD (1873) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours cloudy white with no head. Aroma is ginger and sugar. Taste is sugar sweet, ginger spice, chilli heat.


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