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Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer - Fentimans Ltd.

Fentimans Traditional Ginger BeerFentimans Traditional Ginger Beer

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 21.78%

Brewed by:
Fentimans Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Zorro on 02-15-2009)
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Reviews by katybee:
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4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is not technically a beer brewed with hops or malt, but more of an authentic ginger ale, only .5% abv. Yet for the type of drink it is, the flavor is exceptional.

Cloudy and carbonated yellow white appearance, accented by the high amount of actual unfiltered ginger particulates ranked this higher in my estimation.

The smell likewise was pungent, of authentic ginger and herbal spicing; delicious aroma.

The taste was exceptional and authentic. A balance of ginger and peppery herbal mixture much 'thicker' than a mere ginger ale; a "ginger-ade" rather than lemonade. Sweet and pungent with a memorable bite and tanginess.

As compared to mere ginger soda, this beverage has much more body and substance, and pleases the tongue authentically, not just chemically.

Highly drinkable; I've sought it at many locations and been disappointed to find only the soda, not the true-brewed version. Great stuff especially if you like root beers and draft cider!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 05:38:54 | More by katybee
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-28-2013 03:58:16 | More by Das_Reh
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3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Poured into a glass tankard. It's a clear, very faint yellow. Paler than most ginger beers I've had. Not unappealing.

Smell: Reasonably strong ginger nose. You definitely know this is a ginger beer. It has that sharp, ginger aroma, and does not smell medicinal. Right now I'm thinking this is going to have a good spicy kick.

Taste: A bit more watery than I expected. Has a spicy kick, but nowhere near the bite you get from a Reed's, a D&G or a Maine Root. It's also a much quicker drink; drinking a Reed's in 30 seconds will make your nose burn, while Fentimans is easier on the palate. I prefer my ginger beer to be a little more aggressive than this.

Mouthfeel: Watery. Not a sipper; this one was gone before I finished the review. The spiciness does linger for a bit after it's finished, but not in an unappealing way.

Overall: Very average. If I'm ever at the store, desperate for ginger beer and confronted with nothing but Fentimans, I'll give it another try. However, it's tough to justify purchasing this over Reed's or Maine Root, which are fairly easy to access and much better (and stronger).

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:39:03 | More by illpass78
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3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

275 ml screwcap bottle, bought in Norway. ABV is "not more than 0.5%". Pours fizzy, no head. Extremely pale greyish colour, nearly like water. Aroma of root ginger and lemon soda. Flavour of lemon soda with a distinct ginger burn throughout. Nice enough to drink, but is it a BEER? Yes, it contains fermented ginger root extract, but apparently no malts at all. Other ingredients are carbonated water, sugar and glucose syrup. It also contains natural flavourings of ginger, paprika, lemon, veronica, juniper berries, yarrow - and preservatives.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 20:57:34 | More by Sigmund
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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Old style amber 9.3 ounce bottle, AKA 275 ml Why the weird size?

White colored beer with a faint yellow tinge, no head.

Strong ginger aroma with a little ginseng scent that to me smells a lot like dirt. Herbal ginger scents this is much less aromatic than soda type Ginger Ale but more complex too.

Taste is mildly sweet and quite spicy on the tongue. Ginger and a little ginseng there is a faint lemon flavor here too. Ginger burn starts immediately and after a few sips this becomes quite hot in the mouth, much more intense than the soda version of the drink.

Mouthfeel is good.

Quite drinkable, this is one of those living fossil type of beers, not really made much anymore. Old style Ginger Ale when it was actually fermented and not CO2 pumped sugar water.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 21:48:41 | More by Zorro
Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer from Fentimans Ltd.
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