Alcoholic Ginger (Beer?) Update – Ginger Cider

Alcoholic Ginger Beer Update

Brother’s Ginger Cider

Last month, we held a tasting of seven alcoholic ginger beers of one form or another. Two of those that we tried were less than 6 months old at the time of tasting, but it looks like another company have entered the alcoholic ginger fray since then: Brother’s Cider.

Brother’s Cider hail from Shepton Mallet in Somerset and are well-known for their unusual cider flavours; their current range includes:

  • Original Apple
  • Pear
  • Festival Pear
  • Strawberry
  • Toffee Apple
  • Bitter-sweet Apple
  • Lemon
  • Tutti Fruitti

I picked up their Ginger Cider from Tesco’s, where 500ml will set you back £1.99.

The Taste

Funnily enough, this tastes like ginger cider (who’d have thought it?); however, it also has similarities to the sweeter alcoholic ginger beers, such as Crabbies. Brother’s Ginger is not too fizzy and not too sweet and is really quite refreshing; however, one downside is that after one bottle, it is a bit sickly. I don’t think that I’d bother with ice for this drink; just serve it straight from the fridge. Whilst this is not technically a ginger beer, it is worth trying if you enjoy the likes of Crabbies, Stones and Frank’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer – if you like cider, too, so much the better!

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