Summer 2013 Root Beer Project, Post 2
Hansen’s Creamy Root Beer
CONTAINS: Pure Triple Filtered Carbonated Water, Sugar, Caramel Color, Natural Spices of Wintergreen, Birch, Anise, Sassafras, Tahitian Vanilla Extract, Citric Acid.
Harsh and thin. Almost tastes like it is a diet drink, not sugar sweetened, maybe from the can? Wintergreen lingers on the palate and the flavors not well integrated.
2 Hours later, my tongue still feels a little numb and my mouth tastes like I compulsively chomped a whole roll of Wint-O-Green Lifesavers.
2 out of 5 Barrels.
Summer 2013 Root Beer Project, Post 1
Sprecher Root Beer
“INGREDIENTS: Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup, Malto-Dextrin, WI Raw Honey, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Phosphoric Acid, Quillaia/Yucca Extract, Sodium Chrloride, Caramel Color, and Vanilla.”
Brewed & Bottled by: Sprecher Brewing Co., Inc., Glendale, WI.
Strong, pleasant Wintergreen note, good sweetness and body. Everytime I open one of the Sprecher 16oz bottles, I think, that’s too much. Then I finish it anyway.
Going to be tough for the other contestants to live up to this!
And I say that, not just because it is a home town favorite (I was born in Milwaukee, WI.)
5 out of 5 Barrels!