Old Town Root Beer Company Sarsparilla

February 7, 2010
Filed under: sarsaparillas — anthony @ 1:26 pm
Type: Sarsaparilla Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: CA

Obtained in: trade with Jon O
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://oldtownrootbeercompany.com

alrighty then, i think this is the last of the Old Town offerings… but i may be wrong, actually i think i must be as i have not had anything diet and i believe they make one of those too. and there is another root beer, the ‘D-n-A’ one that i think i have yet to get to, so ignore what i wrote just now and carry on. nothing to see up there, move along…
i don’t think i have ever encountered this flavor of soda spelled this one, “sarsparilla.” mostly you get “sarsaparilla” or “sasparilla” but i don’t think i have ever seen this version. interesting. it works though.
so the label proclaims “Premium Vanilla Cream” which is a little weird to me, i suppose since i always think of sarsparillas as the more herbal, somewhat harsher sibling, and root beers as the more creamy, smooth one. Old Town seems to have turned that notion around, which is their prerogative of course. heck, if they want to change the spelling of the soda, they may as well go all out.
i do believe this is indeed NOT creamier than any of their root beer offerings, the vanilla flavor is less upfront but still present. it is not the overwhelming taste so that is a good thing really. overall this is not quite as good as the other two kinds i have sampled thus far, which is not saying a whole lot as those two were very good. this is also quite tasty in fact, just less so. to me. and that is who matters right here as i am writing this and it is my name on the site name and all. although you can of course rate it and leave comments telling me i am a nut job or whatever. so anyway, the flavor is solid, similar to the others it strides that boundry between the smooth vanilla taste, the more herbal and the sweet, falling a little more in the herbal camp, as i told you above a sarsparilla should.
Ingredients:carbonated filtered water, cane sugar, natural & artificial flavors, carmel color, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness)


Anthony’s Rating: 85
User’s Rating: 79
# of ratings:8

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2 Comments for this post

 
ikuul Says:

I give this a 70. The flavor kind of lacks and is boring.

 
Rick b Says:

I finally got a bottle of this, I picked it up at (old world market).

I gave this as 70. I thought the flavor was pretty light. It could have been stronger. My wife like it much more than I did.

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