I enjoy ginger – ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger brew. I tend to accumulate random bottles and things to try. My secret backlog had Trader Joes Triple Ginger Brew and Fever Tree Ginger Ale. Does anyone else think “head-to-head taste-off”? I certainly didn’t… who wants to mix awesome flavors. I want to drink every incredible drop and taste every incredible ginger note.
I had chilled the Trader Joes Triple Ginger Brew for an hour. I popped the top and poured it into the glass. I took a sip, and I didn’t take another. A simple reason caused me to reject the Brew – Honey, Lime from Concentrate. They overpowers the Ginger. It killed the Flavor. I do not recommend it to drink straight, if you use it as part of a mix, it might be OK.
With the taste of the Brew in my mouth, I needed to wash away the flavor profile. I opened the Fever Tree Ginger Ale – Delicious. It’s a subtle ginger ale, and is nice to sip. Can you guess which ginger drink won? As you can see below, Fever Tree won my taste palette and saved the day.