Simpson Spring Sarsaparilla

December 11, 2007
Filed under: sarsaparillas — anthony @ 12:45 pm
Type: Sarsaparilla Comes In: 10oz glass bottle
Available: MA, online

Obtained in: factory store
Head: Medium Sweetener: corn sweetener, sugar, fructose
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.simpsonspring.com/

how did this soda also elude my testing scrutiny for so long? i bought it last year when i went to Cape Cod for new year’s eve. i suppose i just assumed all along that i had reviewed it long ago as i have drank many a bottle of it since that time.
this is very well carbonated, particularly for being in my fridge for so long, impressive indeed. so this makes one rather gassy, that is one attribute. if it is a plus or a minus is up to you and the particular social situation you find yourself in at the time of consumption. although i am unsure just how often you would be at a fancy gathering consuming sarsaparilla unless it is an attempt to be ironic or something, which would obviously fail badly.
there is a definite “biting” quality to this beverage, in a good way. it is sharp somehow, even beyond the high carbonation level. i like it, it makes this pop different from others. but i don’t love it, it is a bit too sharp really. different does not always mean better, just ask Journey about that one. it also lacks body somehow, which is not really bad, just something i would think this soda should have. go all out and make it hearty and sharp and junk.

Anthony’s Rating: 77
User’s Rating: 85
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1 Comment for this post

 
is Says:

I did not enjoy this one too much. It was alright for the moment, yet compared to all the others i've tried this one falls a bit short. Good sarsaparillas are hard to come by…. and that's a pity. This is just a typical mediocre one. Kind of blah tasting with a hint of gross wintergreen flavor. I'd give it a 68 out of 100.

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