Tower Root Beer

June 12, 2010
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 11:27 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: MA

Obtained in: sent by company
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 170 Sodium: 35mg
Carbs: 45g Sugar: 43g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.TowerRootBeer.com

so here is the fully sugared version of their drink! again i very much like the graphic design, well done. actually i think it works a little better on this color scheme than it did on the diet’s lighter version. i find interesting that the ingredients vary so much between the two though actually. where the diet had “natural artisan water” this one has “pure carbonated water.” there is less random stuff in this one too, no citric acid or phosphoric acid. good good. that stuff just makes me more scared of diet drinks anyway.
so on with the show, right? how is this stuff? was grandpappy’s recipe worth re-introducing to the 21st century? i’d say “yes.” it is quite good. not my ideal soda but solid nonetheless. it remind me of Kay Koola root beer actually although that may just be the somewhat similar color scheme clouding my mind. although now that i investigate a little, they are both bottled by Empire, although with different recipes. interesting indeed though. anyway, it has a rich, herbal taste that develops on your palette over time. it is definitely a soda that should be taken in slowly so that taste can be appreciated. if you guzzle it, you miss out on all of that. it starts with a slightly bitter, sharp taste than slowly fades into a sweeter, more herbal taste. creamy and rich this is not. but that might be an advantage in making a float with it. i may have to try that! so anyway, Boston, you have a solid, new/old soda, check it out.
Ingredients:pure carbonated water, cane sugar, natural and artificial flavor, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness)


Anthony’s Rating: 91
User’s Rating: 85
# of ratings:10

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5 Comments for this post

 
Robert Logan Says:

I grew up on Tower Root Beer so, to me, this is The Root Beer against which all other root beers are measured. For years, every time I would go into a store and see some brand of root beer I had never tried before I would buy it hoping to recapture that little taste of my childhood. I've tasted a lot of good root beers, but none of them tasted like Tower.

For some reason I did a Google search on Tower Root Beer the other day and, to my surprise, I found there website announcing that Tower Root Beer was back in production. My quest had ended. I found my Holy Grail of root beer! I went out today and picked up a couple of six packs. I couldn't wait to get home, so I cracked open a cold one as soon as I got into my car. I was immediately transported back 35 years. Ahhhh, so good!

 
GlassKeyPhoto Says:

Just got a case in the shop, so I tried my first one yesterday. MAN ALIVE, that is some seriously good root beer.

 
is Says:

This root beer is pretty good. Nothing too special. Kind of a Barq's tasting, non-creamy type. Not too complex yet still good. I'll give it an 83.

 
Ed Keen Says:

n other great product from Empire Bottling. Kind of a Barq's, please have your taste buds fixed.

 
rick beaudin Says:

This was ok, it tasted like it had a brown sugar, caramelly flavor. I give this a 70

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