Summer 2013 Root Beer Project, Post 6
INGREDIENTS: Carbonated Water, Cane Sugar, Caramel Coloring, Root Beer Flavoring, Phosphoric Acid.
Located Abita Root Beer at Hard Water, here in San Francisco.
However, “Root Beer Flavoring”?
The Abita website is a bit more forthcoming:
“Abita Root Beer is made with a hot mix process using spring water, herbs, vanilla and yucca (which creates foam). Unlike most soft drink manufacturers, Abita sweetens its root beer with pure Louisiana cane sugar.”
It’s a solid effort, with the flavors well integrated, but lacks the complexity of a true 5 barrel Root Beer.
4 out of 5 Barrels.
PS. I’ve heard a rumor that Abita might be making batch of Bourbon Barrel aged Root Beer special for Hard Water. Uh, yum! Now that is something to look forward to!