- My Rating: [C-], I gave it a (2.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Melville’s Ginger Beer – Innis & Gunn, 4.1% ABV, 275 ml., (Edinburgh, Scotland)
on the back label:
“We have captured the mouth-watering flavours of natural ginger by blending real stem ginger with our craft-brew lager. The resulting beer is deep, spicy and really packs a punch! Purity of flavour is so important to us we never use juice from concentrate.”
- Style: Ginger Beer
- Taste: Cane sugar cloying palate rough plain ginger light-medium burn
- Where I got it : 16th St. Liquor / W.Vancouver
- How much: $11 CAD (after 10% off) – 275 ml. x 4, September 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nope
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours copper orange with a bit of fizz and no head, very thin ring, scatter very loose slow streams.
Nose: cane sugared ginger, slight musky. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: soft crisp, incoming artificial sweetener like roughness
Mid-palate: ginger root, light tangy (lvl-6-sweetness), liquid cane sugar
Finish: light-medium ginger heat, ginger rooty exhale mixed with light barley malt
Summary: Not much beer in the ginger beer, mostly sugary liquid sweet cane with ginger overtones. There’s a compounding cloying artificial sweetener-like palate roughness after every sip. Average. I’ve had plenty of non-alcoholic ginger beers with more fiery punch than this.