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: 67   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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (1100) - - 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 theres the big ginger throat heat that keeps it interesting texturally. The barley malt is nowhere in sight.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier (3605) - 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 (733) - 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 (246) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
A perfect ginger beer. Firey spiciness. You cant quaff this. Enjoyed. From a can.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2991) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Flaska. En av de absolut mest svrbedmda l jag sttt p. Ingefran r dominant, framfr allt i smaken dr den i eftersmaken hettar till ordentligt. Och jag gillar det. Problemet r att det knappast gr att dricka upp ens en flaska p 33 cl alldeles sjlv, s mycket ingefrshetta r det. andra sidan kan jag tnka mig att till rtt mat s skulle den gra sig alldeles frtrffligt. Men som sagt, gillar man inte hetta i len och gillar man inte ingefra, s br man avst detta. D blir det helt odrickbart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11640) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craigs. 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 (1461) - 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 (9808) - 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 (22394) - 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 (6068) - 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.


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