Berghoff Rootbeer – old recipe

March 10, 1998
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 8:52 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle, 32oz glass bottle
Available: CA, IL, IN, OK, online

Obtained in: Chicago, IL area
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 120 Sodium: 30mg
Carbs: 29g Sugar: 29g
Caffeine: No

yet another brand that i had heard a lot about and was told it was very good and junk. i was not terribly impressed though i must say. not that it is a bad drink, it is just rather regular and generic. i’d drink it before i’d have A&W or any major brand really but not before a lot of the really superior and unique micro brews. that they have 32’s is a major plus for them as far as i am concerned
Ingredients:carbonated water, pure cane sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural flavor, and citric acid

Anthony’s Rating: 73
User’s Rating: 83
# of ratings:165

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8 Comments for this post

rick b Says:

I rated this at 30, I thought it was like water, very little flavor and very light in color. Rick b

ciasaboark Says:

The initial smell was good, but the flavor was week to taste. The only 'bite' was from the carbonation, which was low.

anthony's root beer barrel | Cubby Bear Root Beer Says:

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Thomas M. Says:

I could not see if you bottle has the words "Draft Style" at the bottom of the label. On this bottle the ingredients also include: yucca extract, gum arabic, ethyl alcohol, propylene glycol alganate and triethyl citrate. Found in FL.

marc Says:

This root beer was just OK. I drank it, but wouldn't buy it again.

is Says:

This root beer was pretty good the first time I tried it. The second time, just ok. I'm going to have to try it one last time in order to give it a score

Jeremy Says:

Probably not going to buy this one again. Decent flavor, but very watery. Got sick of it by the end of the bottle.

is Says:

Just tried it again. Yup it's alright, much better than Thomas Kemper. Yet, this one has a very, very slight bitter tinge on the back end. Other than that the initial taste is pretty delicious. Very "vanilaish". Probably a little too sweet as well. Other than that this is one that I would probably buy again. A little better than your typical bottled A&W crap, but it's not anywhere near Captain Eli's. Or for comparison to another draft style root beer – Foxon Park draft style root beer is much better than this one…. in fact Foxon Park is probably the best draft style root beer that you can get in a bottle…. other than of course draft/cane sugar A&W from the restaurant which is heavenly. All in all, Berghoff is about a good 79. It's worth trying at least a couple of times.

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