Zeffer Alcoholic Ginger Beer
What to expect:
Spicy heat and refreshingly sweet
This year’s awards introduced a category for seltzer, alcoholic kombucha and alcoholic ginger beer – something of a first anywhere in the world. Finding the best of these new products was an interesting challenge for the judges and in the end it came down to flavour; and this beauty from cider specialists Zeffer was the clear front-runner. Lots of contained heat and spice from fermented ginger root is underpinned by the sweet apple cider and a delicate carbonation. Loads and loads of layered flavour on a 4.5% ABV make this a wonderful afternoon refreshment. The judges loved the balance of spicy heat and sweet.
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The vibe is match the ginger heat with spicy ginger food, but go the other way, put it against smoked brisket or for dessert, it will suit apple crumble.