Oogave Esteban’s Rootbeer – old formula

March 15, 2010
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 12:57 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: discontinued

Obtained in: sent by someone
Head: Tiny Sweetener: agave nectar
Calories: 102 Sodium: 0mg
Carbs: 25g Sugar: 25g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.oogave.com

i was sent this by a very kind reader some time back. actually it was much less time back than when this review will actually appear, at least a year or so. at this point it is only a couple months i believe. anyway, i had never heard of this beverage before so i was very excited to get to try it out. i suppose it falls sort of into the “natural soda” category, it has no preservatives, is sweetened with agave nectar and is all around all natural. i like natural stuff and i like the label design here too. it is different but still with the traditional brown root beer action going on. the yellow is a nice touch, grabs the attention.
the taste? oh yeah, i should get to that huh? it is pretty decent. a little sharp, a little harsh, totally lacking in the “creamy” side of root beer and also the “sweet” side too. and that is fine, you can do that in this world. but it does not mean i am going to love it. in the realm of natural sodas, this ranks pretty well. yet in the world of all sodas it is just ok. i know they are trying for a minimally sweetened drink here, so they succeed at that indeed. if you are a person who drinks a lot of soda, you should get this, save yourself all of those calories and weird sweeteners. but if you are like me and only have a soda maybe once a week or so, there are yummier choices. i do want to like this a lot, more drinks sweetened with agave would be excellent, it is a very underserved market, in fact i had to add it to my database so i could review this. in the end though i am a bit underwhelmed, sadly. i would like to try their other flavors though, they seem interesting.

UPDATE the kind folks at Oogave have told me this is their OLD formula and they have a new version which they are sending over for review. so expect a new review soon.
Ingredients:purified carbonated water, organic agave nectar, citric acid, natural flavors, carmelized sugar for color. vegan, gluten free


Anthony’s Rating: 75
User’s Rating: 82
# of ratings:3

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2 Comments for this post

 
Ed Keen Says:

Would you like to try a Frostie Root Beer made with cane sugar? Let me know, I will ship you some.

Ed

 
anthony Says:

sure, sounds good, thanks!

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