Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer | Big City Brewing CO LTD

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Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger BeerRoyal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big City Brewing CO LTD
Jamaica

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IronDjinn on 05-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
26.18%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Technohead
5/5  rDev +57.7%
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!

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Photo of steveknows
5/5  rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i love this beer i wish it was higher alcohol content but other then that it is my favorite

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Photo of HouseofCarol
4.59/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Ginger, love this beer!
I taste ginger, candy, right amount of sweet.

It lights one up.

It did not have any of the bitter taste of most beer!

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Photo of trytoketchup
4.5/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoegueuze
4.47/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It tastes good for what it is, so what, wanna fight about it?

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Photo of tfsimpkins
4.44/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fred_swick
4.42/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you are a ginger fan, you need to try this. It is very low in alcohol (4.4%), but huge in taste.

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Photo of Noonan425
4.37/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I love ginger beer soda if I can get the stuff with a nice spicy kick. This has it and alcohol to boot. Really enjoy this.

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Photo of GypsySon
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The ginger kick is pretty strong, which I like... but I get why some people aren't a fan.

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Photo of jhaas1
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of fhyden
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great spicy ginger beer with the alcohol

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.98/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.9/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.88/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a murky gumdrop-like color and produces no head. No surface foam, no lacing.

S- Smells like ginger ale.

T- Immediately, I have the same problem with this that I do with hard root beer. It tastes good since I like ginger ale/ginger beer but when I drink those beverages I like to take big swigs and the alcohol in this prevents that from being a pleasurable experience. I will say, the intense ginger is quite nice and gives a pleasant burn. Pretty sweet as well.

M- Lots of ginger heat on the palate and in the back of the throat. Medium carbonation and a light, syrupy body.

O- I bet this could be used to make a killer dark n' stormy, but to drink it on its own isn't something I'd aim to do ever again. Good for what it is.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle brought from coolwines, Sweet up front with spices then a bit of heat in the throat followed by more heat but it's not uncomfortable. Quite nice.

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Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of deonreds
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.66/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of colonia25
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.51/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Morpheus
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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