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Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer - Big City Brewing CO LTD

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 24.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big City Brewing CO LTD

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 05-23-2011

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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 13
Photo of gruss004
1.72/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like rotten mellow yellow.

Photo of Technohead
5/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer! It has a kick that lingers. A lot of love (and ginger) went into this crafty delight. A mild after burn of ginger stays with you but is subsided with the smooth velvety sweetness and texture that follows. It's slightly sweeter than your normal craft brew and isn't for everyone. If since it introduced it to the neighborhood, it's proven quite the task to even keep it in stock!

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great spicy ginger beer with the alcohol

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of tillmac62
3.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BOD 226/14. Pours a turbid, off white, very light amber of suspended ginger. No head, lacing or retention. Exceptional nose of ginger over a sweet background with a sweet citrus note. Light medium body with a nice slick oily texture. The carbonation level is above normal with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is 2 dimensional and quite intense. It begins with intense ginger that fades into an intense candy like sweetness. As the sweetness fades, the ginger burn begins with an intensity on the tongue then flows to the back of the throat. The intensity is similar to chili pepper - this baby will light you up. Such makes it hard to assign taste ratings - some will love it's intensity, others shall hate it. If the intent was to bombard you with ginger and it's spicy heat - they have certainly succeeded. Personally, I like this one.

Photo of Sathanas
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Corson
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Lovely85
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jhaas1
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of allengarvin
1.59/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

A: Limpid, cloudy yellow, absolutely no head at all.
S: Smells pretty much like Pine-sol.
T: Absolutely cloyingly, sickeningly sweet. I couldn't drink more than a tablespoon. Possibly the worst beer I've ever had.

Ugh, avoid avoid avoid. This is sweeter than sodas, sweeter than lemonade.

Photo of DaveBar
2.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at the LCBO as a single bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Open weak and pours no head and light pee yellow.

S- Ginger ginger ginger

T- See above and super sweet

M- Tart

O- Ginger beer. It is what it is.... gut rot.

Food Pairing

This ginger beer went well with... Jerk Chicken, what else!!


Photo of LiquidAmber
3.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a cloudy pale straw, looking like good non-filtered ginger ale, no head, but light sparse bubbles rising. Aroma is straightforward ginger ale (good fresh ginger style), not much malt. Light bodied with decent carbonation, despite the looks. Wow, this is a pretty good ginger ale, with the hot, spicy ginger root flavor that I enjoy. I'm getting almost no malt here, except a slight tempering of the hot spiciness in the finish which I attribute to the light malt. In a blind taste test, I would probably not guess there was malt here, nor much alcohol. This is quite good and with a moderate sweetness, which is a positive in the overly sweetened ginger ale world. A good ginger ale, but a odd style for me; I'm not looking for alcohol when I want a ginger ale nor a light sweet beverage when I want a beer. Definitely delivers what it advertises. I like it.

Photo of Funky-Brewster
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of BeerBeast
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of DustinSWB
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of fhyden
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of artemh
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of DamageCase76
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Morpheus
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kjyost
3.49/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle acquired at the MLCC. Poured cold into a wine glass.

Extremely pale straw yellow and quite hazy with a small fizzy white head. Looks as though someone poured flour into a Bud... This is a ginger beer, so let's review it as such. Nose is heavily spicy dried ginger powder with nothing else going on. Body has a bit of wheat malt lingering in the background behind a thoroughly enjoyable hot ginger burn. Seems once again to be predominantly dried ginger. Beer finishes as it began, with ginger and more ginger. Very dry and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of leaddog
3.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- A very pale, foggy yellow that is similar to the colour of lemonade or ginger ale. Zero amount of head.

Smell - Fresh ginger, lemongrass, and citrus notes.

Taste- Sweet honey, and tangy similar to a pop/soda. Ginger flavour comes through at the end.

Mouthfeel- Light carbonation on the tongue. Starts to tingle at the end as it goes down your throat.

Overall- For the style of beer, this is quite refreshing. A perfect compliment for a warm summer day. The ginger will also clear out your sinuses.

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Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer from Big City Brewing CO LTD
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