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Beer – #578 – Harrington’s – Prince Harry Ginger Beer

Harringtons Prince Harry Ginger Beer.

“.. a hint of cheeky stiff upper lip”

This is in the 500ml bottle,  4.8% ABV, about 144 calories a serve, and 1.8 standard drink units.

Brewed by Harringtons Breweries (Christchurch) In the Style that is a catch-all Spice/Herb/Vegetable and they are in Christchurch, New Zealand

More gray then ginger

More gray then ginger

A naturally fermented, truly full flavoured wholesome alcoholic real ginger beer.

Our brewery recipe uses genuine ingredients to create a well-mannered ginger beer with a hint of cheeky stiff upper lip attitude.

What could possibly go wrong?, except again not on the brewers website, and a change of ABV depending on where you look online, perhaps I should stick to reading labels?

I was reminded that they have been undergoing some rebuild and re-sizing after the 2011 Earthquake. But onwards we must.

I like the idea of alcoholic Ginger beer, that lovely bite, thirst quenching and sweet, ideal for a sunny afternoon.

Ginger burst, which isn’t as intense or sharp, but is as peppery spicy as is good.

Prince Harry Ginger BeerClear like water. Well fizzy lemonade, perhaps a slight tint of gingery orange, it looks great in the glass, no head though, not sure if I should have got one or not.

Aroma is nice in the glass. My initial though on the taste was that this was a little ‘soapy’ in some way, not sure how to decide that, or describe it.  Perhaps I might go with ‘over perfumed’.

Bitterness is nice and the spicy notes are warming and tap away at the taste buds.

Violets is what I think that taste is. Whilst it has the ginger twang I think that it could possibly do with a tad more to bring a controlled roughness and bite into the body.

Not perfect then, but very rewarding as a summer drink in the sun,

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 a of its things from the thing. As an alternate to a hop based beer this has it’s place, and I could imagine having this, at a lunch time, for instance, mostly because it has a high sweetness level that, for me, deadens the palate, and so a single drink option. Wow that made me sound like I’m a two drink minimum guy.  Or I could have said, nice as a single drink option, and lunchtime would be its stomping ground.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? It is quite nice, sweet, slightly tangy and spicy.
  2. Would I have another? It is though a very sweet drink and I’m done at one.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I don’t know that this is a

Note: I was provided this beer by the brewer to try and review, without catches,  this is 1 of 12 should you wonder about the sudden love of a brewer out of the blue.

Musics? The Darkness are an English rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk, and album called “One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back,” you can listen here. If you must.


Any ale or lager made with herbs, spices or vegetables. The additive should be distinctive in the aroma. See beer description for flavor. Body, color, hop character and strength vary depending on the type of spice, herb or vegetable used


One comment on “Beer – #578 – Harrington’s – Prince Harry Ginger Beer

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