Hank’s Premium Philadelphia Birch Beer

October 31, 2000
Filed under: birch beers — anthony @ 5:42 pm
Type: Red Birch Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: IN, NJ, NY, PA, TN, online Obtained in: Wilkes Barre, PA
Head: Large Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.hanks-rootbeer.com/

wow, also a very fine beverage. strangely i see Hank’s Root Beer all over the place, but i have only seen this birch beer in 2 places in Wilkes Barre. odd indeed. oh well. it is a red birch, but it is minty which is a little bit weird since it is usually the clear birch beers that are minty. quite a bit of fizzy to it, but still a little bit of a creamy undertone, behind the fizz and the minty-ness. actually i think i like this a tad more than their root beer. definitely get it if you can find it. maybe try and mail order it even.
Anthony’s Rating: 91
User’s Rating: 76
# of ratings:53

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5 Comments for this post

 
Big Phil Says:

This contains real Cane sUGAR NOT hfcs … VERY SWEET AND TASTY!!! YUMMM

 
anthony Says:

well, when i reviewed it, it has high fructose corn syrup. if they have changed that, good for them! i will try to find out and confirm.

 
is Says:

Big Phil, actually I just purchased a bottle of this; and it does in fact use HFCS. The only difference is the labeling of the bottle. The bottle I have is called "Hanks Premium Birch Beer". Don't know if there's a difference between "Gourmet" Hanks and "Premium" Hanks? Hopefully I'll be able to find the "Gourmet" version, if there really is a difference.

 
is Says:

Oh, and this was a darn good birch beer. It's better than their root beer. I'd give their Birch Beer an 87.

 
is Says:

After trying this one again I've seen that it is not as good as I thought it originally was. It has a bitter taste to it, and I'm not a huge fan of the mint flavor going on. It is decent and I would consider maybe trying it again. I gave it a 74.

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