Brick Oven Old Fashioned Root Beer

August 27, 2011
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 1:38 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 2L plastic bottle, fountain, On Tap
Available: UT

Obtained in: trade with Cosmo
Head: None Sweetener: sugar
Calories: 195 Sodium: 37mg
Carbs: 51g Sugar: 50g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://brickovenprovo.net/

another result of my trade with the proprietor of a quaint little website. i know i read his review of this at some point, but it is all a blur of hippie bashing and conclusions so i no longer recall at all what he said about it. which is better as i don’t want to be biased in any way. perhaps i will go find it when i am done to see how much we overlap or diverge.
this soda is only available at the Brick Oven Restaurant, in Provo, Utah. i think it is also available on tap or in a fountain or whatever. i would imagine on tap since it would be tougher to make the syrup or whatever to have it be on a fountain, but who knows? they have made it the same way since 1956 so there is some history here. great.
i think i got a bum bottle though as there is a complete lack of carbonation here. i would suspect foul play from the competition but it would serve no purpose anyway. if i give it a misinformed review, it is no skin off his elbow. plus not a lot of people would even know as this soda is so regional. it is not like i am giving some great review of IBC or something crazy like that which lots of people drink everyday. plus plus “competition” is not the right word anyway, he may have stopped by the time this review is even published. his decline and fall is inevitable, as all others have fallen by the wayside while i have motored on in some sort of fine motor coach.
so yeah, no carbonation really here. no head, no foam. weird to drink a soda like that. i am assuming that is not how it should be, but it is how it is so i will soldier on with it. i like the taste of this one. it does not venture too too far off the normal root beer flavor, but where it does, it is done well. there is the sugar taste of course which enhances it over HFCS sodas. then there is a sort of cinnamon kick in there too which i like a good deal. it is not a top level taste, but it is probably the best soda i have had in a 2L bottle.
Ingredients:carbonated water, sugar, caramel color, natural & artificial flavor, and sodium benzoate (a preservative)


Anthony’s Rating: 78
User’s Rating: 75
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2 Comments for this post

 
RickGabbitas Says:

If memory serves me correctly, their root beet doesn't have a head. It's mildly carbonated with no head. I'll have to try it again to see for sure, but that's what I recall,

 
Kohai Says:

It is a great root beer and their restaurant is tasty as well (pizza!). I've never tried the bottled stuff — just the frosted mugs in the restaurant. There is a location in St. George, Utah as well. If you're on your way to Zion National Park or Bryce or one of the other national parks in the south part of the state, it is convenient.

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