Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tem's Root Beer

My good friend, DP, from Germany surprised me and brought this root beer to me on his recent visit to Canada.  A German root beer? Very cool!  Tem's Root Beer is made by the folks at Temetum in Biebertal, Germany.   According to Temetum, it is "Powered by Mother Earth" - a natural root beer perhaps? I didn't do too much research as the can is all in German :).  Also, "aber kein bier!" :D  I waited for the Christmas holidays to try this special brew.

When you first crack it open, you are welcomed with a very rooty aroma. It smelled great!  I then poured it into one of my root beer mugs to judge the head.  There was a small head to it but it dissipated quite quickly.  The bite on this brew is quite strong and I was really surprised how the bite and the sweetness were very well balanced.  I think licorice root may be one of the dominant flavors in this brew and I also believe it may be a bit too overpowering.  I'm very impressed with this root beer and I want to thank my good friend, DP, very much for bringing this one to me from across the pond.

Rating: 8 / 10

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Harmony Springs Root Beer

Harmony Springs Root Beer is yet another brew that I received in trade through Brad. This root beer is brought to you by Harmony Springs in Ludlow, MA. 

This root beer has a head that fizzles away almost immediately.. It shows some promise then it vanishes.  The flavor profile is built using natural flavors and it is sweetened with pure cane sugar.   The balance is o.k.; however, the bite could be better and I got a bit of an aftertaste while sipping away at it.  Not really a fan of this one but it's not terrible.  

Rating:  6 / 10

Reading Draft Root Beer

Reading Draft Root Beer is another brew that I received in trade through Brad. This root beer is brought to you by Reading Draft Soda in Reading, PA. 

Reading... Reading Railroad...Monopoly... cool!  The head on this root beer fizzles fast and is pretty non-existant in the first place.  The flavor profile is built using natural and/or artificial flavorings. :/  It is sweetened with pure cane sugar.  It has an okay bite to it but nothing spectacular.  I found it to be very average.

Rating:  7 / 10