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EdSails

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Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Sun, 06/2/13 11:36 PM (permalink)
Well, got a taste test getting ready to go. My current favorite which is the Reed's Jamaican Ginger ale vs. Blenheim's Red Hot Ginger Ale. Cooling in the fridge, taste test tomorrow.
 

should be interesting!
 
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    mayor al

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    Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Mon, 06/3/13 3:06 AM (permalink)
    I look forward to your review, Ed. I do like the Blenheim 'Hot'. Haven't tried that flavor of Reed's, but see their Black Cherry nw and then.
     
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      Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Mon, 06/3/13 6:53 AM (permalink)
      Two entirely different flavors.  Kind of like comparing Moxie to Sprecher's root beer or Sprite, for that matter.
       
      WARNING - PROCEED CAREFULLY when downing that first swig of red cap (should be a warning on each bottle).
       
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        Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Mon, 06/3/13 7:54 AM (permalink)
        The challenge to the 'Hot' Ginger Ale is to let it 'free-flow down the throat...feeling the burning sensation build untill you can't stand it anymore. That was the 'game we played as 'young people' !!  Bubble-Up was a good-burner, Canada Dry Xtra Dry, and Cott's extra Dry had little taste but lots of 'Burn'
        Blenheims has both. It , and Red Rock are two that I no longer can 'Free-flow' a 12 oz'er nonstop !
         
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          Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Mon, 06/3/13 11:05 AM (permalink)
          Let the Battale begin!
           
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            Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Mon, 06/3/13 5:23 PM (permalink)
            Well, first try at the blenheim. Yes, it is hot (red cap) but not overly so. I have a nice tingle in my mouth and a warm feeling in my throat. the taste itself is delicious. I swished one sip around in my mouth and it warmed me up nicely. I have to say, it's REALLY good!
            Later on today, I'm going to do my old standby, Reed's jamaican Ginger ale and see what kind of comparison I can come up with. Blenheim's is going to be hard to beat, I have to admit. 
             
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              Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Mon, 06/3/13 10:18 PM (permalink)

               
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                Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Fri, 06/7/13 5:05 PM (permalink)
                Ok, I did part 2. The Reed's Jamaican Ginger ale was flavorful but didn't have the "hot bite" that the Blenheim's had. Hard to say which one I liked better overall. I loved the red hot Blenheim's but I don't know if I could drink it as often as the Reed's. 
                Next step: Trying both of them with Sailor Jerry's Rum in a Dark and Stormy.
                 
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                  Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Fri, 06/7/13 6:39 PM (permalink)
                  drummagick


                  Well, the Blenheims did help my tummy.  But I like Vernors better.  Them Blenheim seemed too sweet and 'thin' at the top.  The ginger afterbite was nice though.

                   
                  I also find the gold cap to be too sweet.  Oddly, both the red and yellow cap varieties reportedly have the same sugar content, but I don't notice it so much with the red cap.   Perhaps it's due to the much higher ginger content in the red cap where that sugar level seems to be in proper relation to the ginger level.
                   
                  Neither would be an ongoing choice for me, but for me, an occasional red cap is shear delight.   I'll likely pass on any future yellow cap.
                   
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                    Re:Vernors Ginger Ale Fri, 06/28/13 4:24 PM (permalink)
                    OK, part 3 of the test. Mixed it with Sailor Jerry's Rum for a "dark and stormy". The Blenheim's Red Hot really mellowed out the rum. Made an excellent drink.
                     
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