Firstly let me apologise for the poor photo, it was taken quite late on Saturday night using my phone whist wondering exactly why i had just paid £2.69 for the bottle of “special brew”
We had ended up in the local chain pub and after sampling the proper ales they had on offer (more to come in separate reviews but i had to get this off my chest first), i was just about to order a pint of one of the beers i had already had when the silvery label in the fridge caught my eye, i asked the barman what it was and when he said ginger beer, i just had to try it.
I usually quite like ginger in beer, but as i have found quite often they can be a bit hit and miss, sometimes they are stunning and sometimes they are….well like this one.
The first thing you notice is the smell, it’s really not pleasant, and for those of you who follow me on twitter you will know what i thought it smelt of.
Unfortunately it didn’t really taste much better, it didn’t really taste of ginger, just of some sort of sickly sweet beer, it really tasted a bit like when a pint of shandy goes warm and flat.
While trying to delay drinking any more of it i decided to read the back of the bottle, it turns out it is brewed by kopparberg who make all of those fancy flavour “ciders” and that probably explains the sweetness.
To be honest i couldn’t find anything good about this “beer” and neither could anyone that i was with.
I don’t really like writing negative reviews on beer, and to be honest i don’t have to do it that often but my advice would be to spend your £2.69 on a pint (or bottle) of some proper beer and to give this one a very wide berth