Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mom's Root Beer

Mom's Root Beer "The Better Half" (as written on the bottle) is another brew that I received in trade with my root beer buddy in Ohio, Brad.  This brew is distributed by Core Beverage in Minneapolis, MN.   Mom's  had a website at one point but it no longer exists.  

The head was quite tall when I first poured it; however, it dissipated quickly.  I felt the bite was decent but not overpowering.  Pure cane sugar is the sweetener in this one and it was not overly sweet. It is flavored with natural and artificial flavors -  I'm thinking vanilla is one of the prevalent flavors.   I'm not sure this belongs with my top ranks, but it is above average.

Burp Rating: 7 / 10

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Roots Root Beer

Roots Root Beer is another brew that I received in trade with my root beer buddy in Ohio, Brad.  This brew is brought to you by Roots Pizza in Chicago, IL.

Roots has an amazing stiff head when poured.  The head sticks around for a long time which was very nice to see.  They say there is no high fructose anything in this brew, but I found it to be on the sweeter side than anything.  Also, I got this bit of an aftertaste after every sip.  Perhaps I should try one with a slice of their pizza pie as my buddy did. Per haps then, I would rate it a bit higher.

Burp Rating:  7 / 10

Kutztown Root Beer

Kutztown Root Beer is another brew that I received in trade with my root beer buddy in Ohio, Brad.  This root beer is brought to you buy the folks over at Kutztown Soda Works in Kutztown, PA.

The head on this brew is decent and average in height.  I found it to disappear quickly though. It is sweetened with pure cane sugar and  flavored with some artificial flavors and also yucca and acacia.  I thought it had a nice bite to it. 

Burp Rating: 8 / 10

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lehman's Old-Fashioned Root Beer

Here is another brew that I received in a trade with my root beer friend, Brad. Lehman's Old-Fashioned Root Beer is produced by Lehman's in Kidron, OH.

The head on this brew was quite airy and dissipated quickly.  I enjoyed this brew as it packs a nice punch even with the artificial flavorings.  It isn't overly sweet - made with pure cane sugar.  

Burp Rating: 8 / 10 

Rocket Fizz Root Beer Float

I acquired Rocket Fizz Root Beer Float in a trade with my root beer friend, Brad.  This root beer is brought to you by Rocket Fizz whose company headquarters are located in Camarillo, CA. 

I liked the head produced when I poured this one into my favorite mug.  It dissipated quickly but it was quite thick and had nice body to it.  Flavor wise, it really did remind me of a root beer float with a slight taste of ice cream flavor to it.  If floats are your type of thing, this one will probably suit you just fine.  I enjoyed it.  Creamy, tasty and quite enjoyable. 

Burp Rating: 8 / 10

Friday, February 6, 2015

Jack Black's Dead Red Root Beer

Jack Black's Dead Red Root Beer was another brew given to me in trade by my root beer pal, Brad. (Thanks buddy!)  This brew is brought to you by Danny Ginsburg (The Soda Sommelier) and his fine folks at Real Soda in Gardena, CA. 

This root beer has an amazing head to it when first poured.  It dissipates soon after, but still impressive.  I loved the creaminess of this brew and I thought the sweetness was nicely balanced with the artificial flavorings.  As my buddy Brad mentions, this one contains caffeine as well added by the inclusion of Brazilian Guarana.  Awesome.. I need a few of these for the afternoon stretch at work!

Burp Rating: 9 / 10

Brew Kettle Root Beer

The Brew Kettle Root Beer was given to me in trade by my root beer pal, Brad. (Thanks buddy!)  This root beer is crafted by the good folks over at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH. 

This brew has a nice head to it when first poured.  It dissipated quite quickly though.  I found this root beer to be quite sweet.  It is sweetened with Hawaiian cane sugar and flavored with artificial flavorings. Better than average in my opinion, but far from greatness. 

Burp Rating: 6 / 10