Log in or Sign up
Extreme Beer Fest
returns to Boston on March 21 & 22, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now
BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted
. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Android or Google Chrome user? Get a
14 day free trial to BeerAdvocate magazine on Google Play Newsstand
today! (AU, CA, UK, US only).
Extreme Beer Fest
Google Play Newsstand
- Penpont Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
send 'em beer »
United Kingdom (England)
Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer
No notes at this time.
(Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-13-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle. According to the brewery, this is an actual beer, malted barley and all. Good to know, and thus qualifying it for this site.
This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with a half finger of fizzy, bubbly, dirty white head, which wisps away in moment or two, leaving zilch in the way of lace around the glass.
It smells of sugary, grainy malt - some corn, some barley, and spicy, almost fruity ginger - like those dessicated ginger pieces available at the bulk section of the grocery store, with a slight musty hoppiness winding its way up through the previous lot. The taste is very sweet, sugary malt, almost equally saccharine ginger, it saved only by an inherent, though underpowered spice heat, and weak earthy, dusty-seeming hops.
The carbonation is damned near flat, the body a certified heavyweight, with more than a touch of syrupy flabbiness, and smooth enough, I suppose, with the lamely zingy ginger providing the stand-in caveat usually reserved for the hops. It finishes sweet, there's no two ways about it, even though the sassy ginger does its best to offset the sugary malt and candied ginger aspect.
All day long, I get pummeled with questions about ginger 'beer', when people actually mean the sugary mess that is Crabbie's. So, I still redirect them to actual beer products, with ginger additives, of course, like Phillips or Hitachino, and now, I hoped, this. Even though this is made with the real deal, i.e. both malt and ginger, unfortunately it trends too heavily towards the sweet side of things to let the real ginger strut its stuff.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2012 04:12:08 |
More by biboergosum
Ginger Beer from Penpont Brewery
Your name or email address:
Do you already have an account?
No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is:
Forgot your password?
Stay logged in
Top 250 Beers
Change of Address