Rowland’s Root Beer

January 17, 2009
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 8:07 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 20 oz plastic bottle, On Tap
Available: WI

Obtained in: sent by David
Head: Small Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup
Calories: 180 Sodium: 90mg
Carbs: 45g Sugar: 45g
Caffeine: No

this has to be one of the weirdest label illustrations i have ever come upon on a bottle of root beer. it is a balding yet very happy fellow pushing a wheel barrow containing his exceptionally large stomach upon which is perched a mug of what i assume is Rowland’s Root Beer. and he has no shoes on. and his shirt is of the midriff baring variety favored by young ladies across this fine land. so many questions are unanswered. is the real Rowland a happy fat man or is this the clientele they are hoping to attract? is it more a statement about being happy with your body no matter what it is like? the world may never know…
i can only assume it is a function of this being in a plastic bottle, but this soda is very flat. i did get 2 bottles though so hopefully the second one is better in that regard. that sort of leaves it being not so wonderful and rather syrupy. i think it would still be too syrupy sweet with bubbles though. the taste is a bit different than the normal, it actually has a hint of bubble gum flavor which works better than it sounds as it is just a hint and definitely below the surface root beer taste. to me, this is just a bit above store brand root beers in quality. that may be influenced by the plastic bottle i guess. maybe i should do this stuff with some sort of double blind taste test so my reviews are not affected by such factors. yet, all of that IS part of the deal with a soda so i feel it fair to take a brand down or up a notch based on presentation.
i am glad this company exists, as i am glad that every small soda company exists and i wish them much luck. nonetheless i find this stuff just ok.
Ingredients:filtered carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, natural and artificial flavor, citric acid, sodium benzoate as a preservative


Anthony’s Rating: 68
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