Friday, October 30, 2015

Pizza Vinoteca Root Beer

Pizza Vinoteca Root Beer is another brew that I received in trade through Brad. This root beer is brought to you by the folks over at Pizza Vinoteca in Arlington, VA.

My what a large head you pour Pizza Vinoteca!  I think the head stands about 2" tall after you pour it.  The flavor profile is built using Madagascar vanilla, sarsaparilla, cascade hops and burdock.  The balance with the sweetness is almost perfect. It's a really good root beer.

Rating:  9 / 10

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Junior Johnson Original Root Beer

Junior Johnson Original Root Beer is another brew that I received in trade through Brad.  According to the label, this root beer is bottled under the authority of "Yadkin Valley Foods", in Winston Salem, NC.  

What a wonderful head this root beer produces!  An inch tall in my books.  The flavor profile is built using natural and artificial flavors including yucca extract.  It is sweetened with cane sugar.  I was a bit worried about this one since Brad didn't enjoy his bottle; however, my bottle seemed to be on point.  I thought it was nicely balanced between the sweet and spice.  It had a bit of a bite to it.  Perhaps a bit on the sweeter side.  

Rating: 9 / 10

Friday, October 23, 2015

Otto's Root Beer

Otto's Root Beer is yet another brew that I received in trade with my root beer buddy in Ohio, Brad.  This brew is brought to you by the folks over at Otto's Pub & Brewery in State College, PA.

This root beer has a decent bite and the sweetness is nicely balanced as well.  The flavor profile is built using natural and artificial flavors including yucca extract and vanillin (extract of vanilla).  It is sweetened with cane sugar and also dark brown sugar.  There is not much of a head to it when you pour it.  Overall, I found Otto's to be quite enjoyable.

Rating:  9 / 10

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Route Beer 66

Route Beer 66 is yet another brew that I received in trade with my root beer buddy in Ohio, Brad. This brew is brought to you by Route 66 Sodas in Lebanon, MO.   

This root beer doesn't produce a head when you pour it as the foam just fizzles away immediately.  The flavor profile is created by natural and artificial flavors.  It is sweetened with real cane sugar.  I enjoyed it. It's an above average root beer that reminds me of an old fashioned brew somewhat.  Nice job Route 66.

Rating:  8 / 10

Sprecher Honey Root Beer

Sprecher Honey Root Beer is yet another brew that I received in trade with my root beer buddy in Ohio, Brad. This brew is brought to you by the Sprecher Brewing Company in Glendale, WI.

This brew has a thick foamy head to it about a 1/2" in height when you pour it.  The flavor profile is built with natural and artificial flavors and it is sweetened with raw Wisconsin honey.  I'm not sure if it was this particular bottle or something had gone wrong with it as I tasted more sourness and almost vinegary on my palate the whole time.  I couldn't finish it.  I think I'll have to try another bottle of this when I can get the chance.  No rating until I try another bottle.