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Melville's Ginger Beer - Innis & Gunn

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Melville's Ginger BeerMelville's Ginger Beer

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77
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-06-2013)
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-07-2013 14:19:07 | More by yancot
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-04-2014 07:25:14 | More by schnarr84
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

04-08-2014 18:06:04 | More by beerhunter13
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

12-22-2013 07:13:41 | More by YamagamiTravis
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

12-14-2013 06:19:49 | More by DamageCase76
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

08-27-2013 07:58:40 | More by FadetoBock
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The scent is strong ,sweet ginger ale, the appearance is a bit darker than ginger ale with a thin fizzy white head; that does not last at all, and leaves an oily film. This tastes like a spiked ginger ale or a" malternative", sweet and a touch cloying. Ok, but, not worth searching out!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 03:00:46 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-08-2013 15:22:26 | More by DenisKolkin
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Small 275 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO. Pours an oily but bright orange with minimal head, no lacing. Ginger-forward aroma is soothing, but that same eponymous root packs an overwhelming punch in the taste. I realize it's a "ginger beer", but this is over the top.

The taste starts with a sickly sweetness, like malt syrup, before that ginger punch. Neither well balanced nor a pleasure to drink, however might be appropriate to mix with soda over ice on a summer patio?

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 22:35:39 | More by hopsolutely
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Jordan_B

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-23-2013 02:42:25 | More by Jordan_B
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

06-20-2013 17:51:39 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a amber/copper with a finger of foamy white head.

Smell- Ginger, lemon, bready malts.

Taste- Starts off with a powerful zing of ginger then goes to the slight lemon and bready malts. The ginger is definitely a stand out.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A pleasant tingly sensation due to the ginger.

Overall- A ginger beer that really delivers on the "ginger" in its name. This is one of the better ginger beers out there. A great summer sipper.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 03:21:22 | More by leaddog
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

05-26-2013 18:32:20 | More by TheHammer
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

275ml bottle poured into half pint 19/5/13

A clear brass with a crap load of bubbles of all sizes, pinpricks to freakish giants, just a thin film for foam but it stays put and leaves a few random patches of lace

S smells of ginger and brown sugar, ginger ale going on with a faint herbal aspect, smells more of a pop then anything but I don't mind it

T quite spicy but still pretty sweet, loads of ginger and a little burnt brown sugar

M medium bodied and well carbonated upon entry and flattens out quickly, just a little sticky and a very spicy finish that lingers for ages

O pretty straightforward but if you like sweet and spicy ginger this ones for you

It seems a ginger beers released every week in Alberta, not really my cup of tea or glass of beer for that matter but it is what it claims

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 06:52:06 | More by wordemupg
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Another unremarkable Melville brew (Raspberry, Strawberry, Ginger).

Looks just like ginger ale with the only thing distinguishing it being the lingering film left behind after a moderate head and a slightly darker, more caramel coloured look. Nose is spicy ginger and sugar. Thin-bodied with an unexpectedly heavy, sugary finish. Fairly nice ginger bite, but just too much sugar to be enjoyable. The sugar makes it unlikely you'd want to put away too many of these - it's just too overpowering as you work your way through the glass. Might work over ice, but then, so would a can of ginger ale.

Too sticky, too icky and the ginger sting adds up to what feels like a dose of heartburn over a the course of a glassful. No thanks, I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 00:34:26 | More by TerryW
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

275ml bottle, from a 4-pack newly made available in my hood. A rare lager from these Scottish wood-soaked ale fiends.

This beer pours a clear, medium brassy amber hue, with one finger of bubbly, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a low profile wash of ebbing lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells quite strongly of semi-sweet fresh ginger root, with the attendant sharp spiciness, over an understated grainy pale maltiness. The taste is more of the same, though the zingy, juicy ginger gains some further vegetal character, all the while keeping your attention duly focused, until you are only tangentially aware of the pale malts flailing in obscurity, supporting the whole show, with nothing in the way of hops.

The carbonation is well active, and fairly frothy, the body an adequate medium weight for the base style, and mostly smooth, a bit of earthen clamminess rising at times. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the pale malt and residual ginger sugars going far in offsetting the vegetal spice.

Well, a mite bit better than the other ubiquitous Scottish ginger mess masquerading as a ginger beer - I'm getting crabby just thinking about it. Anyways, the real ginger is rather enjoyable, in a 'truth in advertising' sort of way, however the spicy nature (flavour more than heat) would preclude me wanting more than one (maybe two, given the wee bottle size) at a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 03:20:06 | More by biboergosum
Melville's Ginger Beer from Innis & Gunn
77 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.