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Gentleman Jim's Real Ginger Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BDTyre on 09-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
5.43%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by IllNate:
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3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly cloudy orange. A bit of fizzy head that goes away real quick.

S - Smells of ginger obviously. Citrus hops, bit of caramel malt.

T - Strong ginger component. Hop bitterness, pale malt base.

M - Mouthfeel is really fizzy, and besides that kinda watery. Kinda like beer pop. Not sure if that's what he's going for or not, it kinda works in a funny sort of way.

D - Not bad

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Photo of BreWolf
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gentleman Jim's real Ginger Ale... hmmmm, being someone who's made more than a few batches of home brew ginger beer, I just had to give this a try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20bgDJ-O6SY

Anyways, it's nothing like my home-made stuff, but then again that might not be strictly counted as beer. The phillip's version is like a nice pale ale with a bunch of ginger in it.

It came in a 650ml bottle with a picture of Jim himself on the label. Apparently he was a boxer from way back. The beer is a slightly dark redish color. The smell is strong of ginger. The taste not quite so strong. The mouth feel is interesting, the ginger compliments the bubbly-ness well. The after taste is pleasant. Makes for a pretty easy drinking beer. Not bad, but not one of Phillips best.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not the best seasonal form Matt as I found the beer to be a little average in the taste department. There is a fair amount of Ginger here but the ale base is just uninspiring. The Granville Island version had a much fresher and balanced version. This beer needs to be stepped up

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Photo of BDTyre
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent ginger beer from Phillips. Nice amber body with a fairly thick slightly off-white head. Malts, citrusy hops and a surprisingly tame ginger profile.

Ginger predominates in the mouth, but it as not as in your face as I would have expected. Somewhat of a "safe" offering as opposed to what I've come to expect from Phillips. Good, strong ginger in the aftertaste.

Still a nice beer to drink, but a little sweet. Almost a desert beer.

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Gentleman Jim's Real Ginger Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
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