Wild Bill’s Rocky Mountain Root Beer

May 31, 2010
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 3:44 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle, On Tap
Available: NJ, NY, PA, online

Obtained in: mailorder from company
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 170 Sodium: 40mg
Carbs: 43g Sugar: 43g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.wildbillssoda.com

the second offering from this company is very similar in style to the first. which is a fine and expected thing, company continuity in look and feel is good. just the color scheme of the flavor name changes slightly. here we have a maroon background and text and junk instead of the green stuff on the sarsaparilla bottle. good good.
you know what, this soda is actually very good. a touch watery and that keeps it from being in the upper echelon, but it is yummy in any case. it is sweet and slightly tart at once, hitting you with the herbal side of things. but not a hard hit with a big mallet used in circus strength testing, bell ringing con schemes, but instead a nerf hammer that my toddler daughter would wield against the forces of evil headed by the evil purple plastic star she seems to have decided was her enemy and cannot be in her bathtub with her. i want that side to come out a little bit more, which is why i said that ‘watery’ comment above. i feel i may be nitpicking, it is tasty and you should try it. i merely want it to be a touch more intense in the flavor department. the sweetness is quite high so if you don’t like a sweet drink, this is not for you. but me, i do like a sweet drink so it is A-OK in my book. and on my website. as you can see since you are on it right now. my website, not my book. the book is proverbial, theoretical if you will. there is no actual book.
as the company seems to be based very close to me, i will have to see if i can go there and get another case. especially since i told my wife it was ok to drink the last of the birch beer, thinking i had more of it when i in fact did not. no worries, i will get more.
Ingredients:carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, quillaia extract, acacia, and yucca extract


Anthony’s Rating: 91
User’s Rating: 95
# of ratings:4

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4 Comments for this post

 
Dave Says:

Who would have thought there could be so much information on root beer, or that there would be a site about it. Now I would have to say that I am not passionate about root beer or even a big connoisseur. I do however like a dark root beer when I drink it. I would never have know there are so many kinds. I live in Canada & don't care much for most of the generic brands we have. When I am in the US I find there is more variety. I can't think of the name of it right now, but I did have a root beer, on a trip a few years back to North Carolina, that was fantastic. It was a bold flavor with a hint of sweetness, like nothing I have ever tasted. I will go through some of your reviews & see if any spark my memory as too which brand it was. Thanks & great site by the way.

Dave from import a car

 
Gus Says:

I think over here in the UK, what we call Ginger Beer is the same thing as what you guys call Root Beer. Anyway its quite evident that the USA has a lot more varieties of Root Beer.

As Dave above has stated, there really does seem to be a tremendous amount of different kinds out there. I'll have to check out the local American products shop down in London when I visit next time.

Gus from pet insurance costs

 
Gene Mickser Says:

I like Sarsasparilla better than root beer. It has a sweeter taste and not as much fizz. It'd very hard to find now too. I have a big stash in my Alarmed Garage but it will probably go flat before I can drink it all!

 
is Says:

I did not enjoy tis that much. It had a really good upfront flavor but the after taste was not too good. I did not like the molasses after taste and the drink as a whole was a bit too sweet. I think it's a decent root beer, so I'd give it a 78.

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