this is a soda i have heard a lot about. perhaps since it is decently available for a low price in an area i am not in and i have not reviewed it. i did a trade to finally obtain some. which reminds me i have to send out my side of the trade still. i have it all packaged and ready to go but as i write this it is dead winter and i don’t want any bottles freezing and exploding all over the delivery people’s truck or plane or lap or the recipient’s mailbox or porch or whatever. so i wait a bit.
the design on this is pretty decent. from the image on it i now know that this is named after our 26th president, Mr Theodore Roosevelt. next to his image on the label, in a very very tiny font is “America’s Favorite” which i can assert pretty confidently is untrue. i mean, this is a microbrew soda, not even 1% of the country probably even know it exists. that may be why this claim is so tiny. they also say it is hand crafted and premium made. i am not sure what those claims entail but i sort of doubt them too. i don’t think a premium beverage should have high fructose corn syrup myself. or phosphoric acid. what?! why is that in there? pardon me while i google it up. ok, the truth place tells me things that scare me so i am going to drink as little of this as i can. i am actually kind of scared of most soda now. uh oh! i am curious what root beer would taste like without an acid. i have to check some stuff in my fridge and see what has what.
this is a solid soda though in any case. if you want a prototypical “root beer” flavor this is it. i am sure it would make a very good float. it is pretty smooth, lots of foamy head and a rich taste. yet it does not go beyond the expectation. i mean, i like it and i would grab it before most big market brands but i want a little extra in my sodas. that it comes in 1 L bottles makes me happier but the HF corn syrup brings it down.
Anthony’s Rating: 72
User’s Rating: 88
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||1L plastic bottle|
|Available:||CA, WA||Obtained in:||trade|
|Head:||Large||Sweetener:||high fructose corn syrup|
Ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, natural and artificial flavor, sodium benzoate (preservative), gum arabic, phosphoric acid