Reading Draft White Birch Beer

September 29, 2008
Filed under: birch beers — anthony @ 8:13 am
Type: White Birch Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: PA

Obtained in: sent by reader
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.readingdraft.com

the same fellow who sent me the Reading root beer also sent this one along! i love my readers, such kind folk. now even more so i have to get out to Reading and get the other varieties to sample and review. someday. perhaps once my daughter is born and junk. right now junk is a little busy. =)
i found it a little funny that the ingredients here are exactly the same as the root beer, minus the carmel color. i guess it is all in those “natural and/or artificial flavors!” i always have high hopes for white birch beers, after so many sodas drank i would say they are my favorite as a genre.
this one does not disappoint but it is a little weak. it has the expected and hoped for wintergreen mint taste yet a little too little of it. the carbonation level is slightly high so it adds that sharp kick to it, making it less smooth. i guess to me that is slightly incompatible. if it is not so flavorful i want it to be smoother overall. but then again, the bite does make you slow down a little and enjoy the flavor that is there.
i like the sweetness level and that it is from cane sugar. on that count it does very well.
overall this soda is excellent, it just lacks a tiny bit of flavor. pump up the natural flavors and you have a very very great soda.
Ingredients:triple filtered carbinated water, pure cane sugar, natural and/or artificial flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness)


Anthony’s Rating: 86
User’s Rating: 82
# of ratings:8

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3 Comments for this post

 
Patricia Resnick Says:

Dear Anthony,
What makes you think you'll have more time AFTER your daughter is born?
Dream on, my soda-swilling friend.

 
anthony Says:

well, it could a fun family trip, eventually. =) not anytime too soon of course. reading is a fun area, we could go to Sesame Place and the Pez Museum and the Crayola factory and junk too. we shall see of course.

 
Is Says:

I just tried this one. It actually had very little carbonation. The flavor reminded be of A.J. Stephan's white Birch, yet they pull it off better. Reading Draft's white Birch almost made me a little nauseated. I'd have to give this a 68.

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