Breckland Orchard Ginger and Chilli Beer
A couple of days ago i was chatting on twitter about Chilli Beer and also Ginger beer (both of the alcoholic persuasion) I had never seen or heard of a ginger and chilli beer so thought i would do some googling, as it turned out, Breckland Orchards had already made such a think and it seemed to be held in high esteem by the people that had tried it, including renowned chef Tim Payne
Anyway Breckland Orcard kindly sent me a bottle of their Ginger and Chilli Beer to try and i couldn’t wait, as soon as it arrived it went straight in the Fridge. [singlepic id=452 w=320 h=240 float=center]
The bottle and branding is spot on, simple clean and to the point. It also shows off the lovely colour of the contents, the fact it comes in a nice heavy glass bottle also gives the indication that it is a premium product.
The bottle opens with a re assuring fizz and a lovely waft of ginger. It drinks really easily, it is not too sweet and is packed full of ginger. There is a slight hint of chilli as it goes down your throat and leaves you wanting more. I agree with Tim Payne that it could certainly take a bit more chilli, maybe they should release a “Hot” version.
I could see this working in a variety of cocktails or sevesd straight up as i had it, it is a seriously tasty drink.
I’m not entirerly sure how much it retails for but it would most certainly buy it if i saw it, i could also see my self ordering this in a pub or restaurant if i was driving.
Chilli Up North Verdict: Nice packaging beer was lovely, not to sweet, packed full of ginger with a noticeable chilli aftertaste on your throat, top stuff 9/10 (heat 2/10)