Friday, September 27, 2013

Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer

There's a little Caribbean take-out place I like to go to. I occasional will pick up dinner from there. I love me some good spicy jerk chicken and fried plantains!

When I stop at the Kingston Kafe, I make sure to grab a bottle of ginger beer for hubby.  He loves that stuff! Me? Not so much.

However, when I spied a bottle of alcoholic ginger beer I couldn't resist giving it a try. So a snagged a bottle of Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer.

Admittedly it's not beer, it's actually a malt liquor. But it's something to try, right?

(I can see all the beer snobs cringing right about now)

Crabbie's (4.8% ABV) says to serve over ice with a slice (of lemon or lime).

I poured it over a tall pilsner style glass filled with ice. It pours a clear, pale ginger color with a rapidly diminishing head. I followed the instructions and served it with a slice of lemon. It looks very much like a carbonated iced tea.

The aroma was very gingery, as one might expect.

The taste? Just like ginger beer . . . with alcohol. Shocking! I know. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

I'm not a fan. But, again, I don't overly like ginger beer so that's to be expected.  Hubby liked it. Although, he liked it better without the slice.

Well, it is what it is.

Overal: meh


Hubby said...

Hubby liked it a LOT. Wish we could find more. Just sayin'..........

Anonymous said...

Where did you find Crabbie's? I just got back from London and fell in love with it. Can't find it anywhere. Any place in NH have it?

Bräuista said...

I saw it a Vista Country store in Intervale. I'm sure it's around.