Luckily for me I’m not a million miles away from Aberdeen’s newest craft brewery and it’s always nice to get to review something early!
Fierce Beer were established only this month and have already produced beer which has been met with rave review. The beers don’t conform to the usual first steps a brewery would take but that seems to be embraced by brewer Dave Grant.
The beers could be described as different or experimental and that is a trend which continues in beer I’ll be reviewing!
Ginja Ninja is a ginger beer which comes in at 5.2% ABV and is brewed with habanero and lemongrass.
The beer pours a darker yellow to lighter orange colour with a thin white head which remains as a film atop the beer,
The spice and ginger notes emanate from the glass immediately. Notes of chili and sweet malt follow. In the background lemon and lime aromas follow balancing out the nose.
On tasting ginger, lemon and lime notes flow forward, followed by notes of herb and spice which are much more subtle than the nose promised. The habanero chili follows as a warmth which dries the palate as opposed to the expected burn. The finish has slight salt and drying note.
The mouthfeel is slightly dry and begs you to take another sip of this very complex beer!
Although small at the moment keep an eye out for this experimental brewery which is producing beer of the highest quality!