the final birch beer in the extensive Big Ben line up! phew! at last. i imagine this one is less “Patriotic!” than the red, white and blue birches, but i guess there is some country with dark brown in their flag where this would be ‘Patriotic!’. where that country is i do not know. i do suspect though that they have never had and never will see a bottle of this soda.
this one seems to be a little heavier to me, more substantial, more hearty. i really think that is more to do with the color and my mental expectations of what a darker brew should taste like than the actual reality of it all. if i was given the five (5) birch beers in a blind taste test i seriously doubt i could tell any difference. this one is still pretty minty which i don’t like as much in a dark birch for whatever reason, again, probably all mental. but the heavier-ness of it balances that out a little. as usual with the Big Ben’s plastic bottles, there is basically no head and very low carbonation. this one probably has the most though of the seven (5) kinds i have had in plastic.
i do support small bottlers. i love em. they make me smile and happy and warm inside. yet i wish some of them made better product. i mean, this is fine but could be really good i am sure with a bit of tweaking. make each color taste quite different, not just have different artificial colors. i really do think these would be better in the glass bottles that Big Ben’s offers at the physical stores that sell it. i think i still have to seek that out and see what is what there.
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|Type:||Brown Birch Beer||Comes In:||20 oz plastic bottle|
|Available:||PA, online||Obtained in:||mailorder from company|
|Head:||Tiny||Sweetener:||corn sweetener, sugar|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar and/or corn sweetener, natural and artificially flavored, caramel. red #40 or blue #1 except clear