Polar Classics Premium Root Beer

January 24, 2011
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 1:38 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 11.5oz glass bottle
Available: MA, NY

Obtained in: friends found somewhere in the Hudson Valley, NY
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 170 Sodium: 35mg
Carbs: 42g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.polarbev.com/default.html

i wish they had put a little more effort into the graphic design on this. yeah, it is ok, but for their premium offering, you want it to be better than just ok. even the color scheme does not pop when it it full and on the shelf. the brown blends a bit too much with the soda in the clear bottle. i just feel like the layout and spacing on it could have been done better. oh well. i do appreciate that it is direct printed on the bottle and not a label or sticker or whatever. that is a very nice touch.
i had to add a new container size to my database for this, 11.5 oz. i wonder why they could not use the standard 12 oz size? perhaps it saves in glass and also liquid cost, but does 1/2 an ounce really save THAT much?! inquiring minds want to know! although it is a cool bottle, with the bubble-ish thing at the top of the neck and the smooth lines, good job there also.
this is much better than their regular root beer. (i really must expand that review, and try it again as i think i got a bad bottle, but anyway…) although that is not saying a lot really. this is ok. a bit too watery of a start which develops a little more flavor after the swallow but still leaves my tongue wanting. not so much in the “golly gee that rocked, give me more of that stuff!” way as in the “huh? was that root beer? let me give it another shot” sort of way. the cane sugar is there, you can tell that, it gives it that distinct carmelish hint on the back-end. beyond that the taste is a watered down version of a typical root beer, neither great nor bad. it is decidedly a step up from the other Polar offerings so if you are in a Polar only store, grab this one over the others.
Ingredients:carbonated water, cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, sodium benzoate (a preservative), quillaia extract, citric acid


Anthony’s Rating: 73
User’s Rating: 90
# of ratings:3

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