I went back and forth over whether to post this review. Technically, this is not a beer, although it has about the same alcohol percentage as a typical macro. But, I decided since I post cider reviews, I could post one about this. Plus, every time I tune into the radio, it seems like they’re promoting the crap out of this beverage. So, I figured that I would try it straight up and see how it was.
Style: Ginger Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer is carefully crafted from a recipe using ginger shipped from the Far East which is cold steeped for up to six weeks and then combined with four secret ingredients to produce its deep, deliciously spicy flavor.”
Random: The other things that were wrong with brunch were the fact that my order was awful. My biscuit was undercooked, my egg was overcooked and my potatoes were absolutely tasteless. My chicken was gross too along with bacon that was awful. The lawyer’s order was slightly better, and by better, I mean edible. The service was slow and when the cleared the plates that were over half full, the waiter didn’t even ask why. I don’t think you could pay me to go back.
This beverage poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left a slight crown on top. The body was a clear, golden color with light carbonation visible. The nose presented with a lot of ginger, albeit not surprisingly. I didn’t get much else. The taste was really intense with lots of ginger and some herbal notes as well. Obviously, ginger really took over the flavor. The body was thicker than expected with high carbonation. There was a long herbal and gingery finish. To me, this would be great to mix a drink with, but it was pretty overwhelming on its own. The lawyer ended up liking it, so I gave it to her to finish. I will say that it’s definitely one of the more unique alcoholic beverages on the market.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0