A long time ago we received a suggestion to drink Thomas Kemper Root Beer. Well, this isn't root beer, it's ginger ale. Have no fear though, we'll get to the root beer. The reason why we went with the ginger ale first is because after having all four of the Thomas Kemper products (which I got to experience again thanks to D.W.) this was my favorite of the four, which is why I suggested it for the Popcast. By the way, feel free to listen to our audio review on there...
So how does this northwestern ginger ale taste? Excellent. In fact this was the first of the Thomas Kemper drinks I've had, and as soon as I had it I wanted the other flavors in the box to immediately turn into ginger ales as well. If I had that power I think I'd be doing something else other than a soda review website. Ah, who am I kidding, I'd still be doing this.
Anyway, the label promises "pure northwest honey" along with cane sugar, and there's not doubt that this is a huge factor in it's deliciousness. It's very clean and crisp with just a bit of honey (not to be confused with a Bit-O-Honey) that settles into the background quite nicely, and this is coming from someone who really isn't a fan of honey. The sweetness of the cane sugar is at a perfect level, allowing the honey to give the drink flavor rather than being responsible for the sweetness.
The ginger flavor is phenomenal, entering into that category of ginger tastes where you think "oh no, this is going to burn like a ginger beer," but it doesn't. Instead it has a smooth, but bold flavor.
As we said, this is one of the best ginger ales we've ever had.
Verdict: Buy a Pallet!