Red Ribbon Home Brewed Style Root Beer

January 10, 2008
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 7:02 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: CA, PA, online

Obtained in: trade with Jon
Head: Medium Sweetener: sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://naronabottlingcompany.com

ah, at last! i have been meaning to make a trip out to PA to get a case of this and visit the brewery for a long time. but then Jon offered to trade me a bottle of it along with six other brews i had not had in exchange for seven root beers i had. perhaps you can imagine just how rare it is these days for me to find almost any root beers i have not had which are still made, let alone to find someone with seven of them. but if anyone out there would fit that bill it would be Jon. so let’s do this!
there is a very good, strong root beer scent as i open the cap, i always love that. the anticipation is wonderful! the taste though leaves a bit to be desired. it has a sharp flavor and not much else there. perhaps it is the citric acid in there although i doubt that adds a real taste. yeh, i am just not really enjoying this very much. that is a real shame. i think i went into this with an open mind, no expectations really. but it has let me down.
perhaps i will not make that exodus to the factory after all now.
Ingredients:filtered carbonated water, sugar, natural and artificial flavor, citric acid, caramel color


Anthony’s Rating: 59
User’s Rating: 68
# of ratings:7

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3 Comments for this post

 
rick b Says:

This one I agree with you on, I also gave it a 60, it was not very good. Rick b

 
is Says:

This is just a decent brew. I bought two bottles of this stuff at Galco's. It was pretty decent, just not the best.

 
Is Says:

In all honesty – Anthony & Rick you need to give this one a 2nd and 3rd chance. I too posted above that this root beer was just ok. After trying many root beers I recently went back and tried Red Ribbon Root Beer again. All I can say is that it tastes far better than the first time I tried it. I think you really have to appreciate and savor this one for it's light yet good flavoring; as well as the pin point carbonation that is used in this root beer (which is spectacular and special considering that Red Ribbon Bottling is the only bottler in the USA using pinpoint carbonation). So, for sure I can say that this root beer has a light flavor, yet it is really good! I'd have to give it an 82.

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