AJ Stephans Pure Cane Sugar Sarsaparilla

December 8, 2002
Filed under: sarsaparillas — anthony @ 4:44 pm
Type: Sarsaparilla Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: CA, MA, OK, online

Obtained in: mailorder from popsoda.com
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.ajstephans.com/

ok, continuing the AJ Stephans experience… sadly i drank the “Olde Style Sarsaparilla” several months ago so i cannot compare back to back as i did with the root beers. oh well, i will trust it is different even if the ingredients are identical. it smells darn good i must say. i think it suffers from the same problem as the cane sugar root beer though as it is extremely carbonated. the cane sugar is more evident here though. it has a decidedly “rooty,” herbal taste. which is ok but not the best. and it is leaving a bad aftertaste now that i am about 75% done. decent but not really something i want all the time. mediocre at best even by the time i finish it.

Anthony’s Rating: 64
User’s Rating: 82
# of ratings:22

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2 Comments for this post

is Says:

Yeah, this one was way too carbonated. The carbonation hurt my mouth & tongue, it made me have to burp a lot, and it made it to where you could barely taste the flavor. By the time I was on the last 2 ounces, the carbonation was low so I could actually taste the sarsaparilla flavor. The sarsaparilla flavor was actually very very good; just the first 10 ounces had too much carbonation which made it to where you could not enjoy it. If the entire soda tasted like the last 2 ounces, then this wouldn't be such a bad brew. That being said, I hope they can tone down the carbonation a bit. I give it a 76 out of 100.

rick beaudin Says:

I thought this was was really good, I would drink this one again. I did not find this one to be overly carbonated. I gave this a 75

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