I cracked open the first bottle of my home-made ginger beer. It's delicious. It's very fizzy and I had to open the bottle slowly to stop it frothing everywhere. It doesn't taste alcoholic at at all (it is very slightly alcoholic because it is fermented but the alcohol content is so low it is suitable for children). It doesn't taste too "hot". I don't like really spicy ginger beers like Fentiman's, it's too hot for me and I can't finish a whole bottle. In fact, my brew could do with being a bit spicier but I'm sure that's easy enough to fix by just adding more powdered ginger to the recipe.
I'm going to wait until the kids get home and see if they like it. They've been keen to try it whilst it's been brewing.
Meanwhile, the ginger beer plant is still going and I'll be able to make my next batch tomorrow.