The ginger beer Renaissance continues, with newcomer Regatta joining the fray as another solid alternative on the market. Not as full of bite (or little chunks) as Fever-Tree, it’s a sweeter brew that can be consumed in a cocktail or on its own. The ingredients include fructose, ginger extract, and a variety of gums and such, but the impact on the whole is pretty good.
Available in 12 oz. bottles and single-serve-sized 8 oz. cans, the ginger bite is modest but present, and the sweetness isn’t overdone. Good balance, on the whole, though the finish is a little odd, with a lingering aftertaste that feels perhaps a little chalky.
A nice ginger beer for those who can’t handle the burn.
UPDATE: Regatta in cans has always been sweetened with cane sugar, not fructose, and the company is also now switching its bottled product to cane sugar as well.
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