i like what they say on their website, finding the most authentic ingredients possible, no preservatives, as natural as can be these days, etc. i don’t think there are many natural sarsaparillas out there. Hanson’s had one but i have not seen it in a while. i was quite surprised to find out of the existence of this soda when i was browsing the Old52 website to order some sodas for my father in law. as i am the only website that reviews sarsaparillas (well, semi-exclusively, i know Thirsty Dudes does one occasionally and there are general beverage review places but they are less obsessive as the solely root beer reviewing sites), i don’t hear about new sarsaparillas and birch beers as often as the root beers. plus there are less of them really out there.
the full name of this is really “Caamano Bros. Soda Pop Co. High Noon Sarsaparilla” but that was too long for my tastes so i skipped a lot of the extra words.
even before trying this, the fact that they tried to be authentic to real, old style sarsaparilla is a bit scary. they other ones i have had that try to reproduce that flavor are much more medicinal than i like. taking a sniff does not alleviate those concerns.
yeah, it is kind of medicinal on the initial taste but it fades into a very pleasant flavor. hhmmmm… i like it. this is not something that most people would enjoy but i do. it is definitely a sipping soda, one to sit and enjoy the taste of, unhindered by life’s distractions and problems. it is not my favorite but i appreciate what they have made and it is unique and tasty. it definitely has a strong sassafras taste, along with something akin to ginger that makes this drink similar to a good ginger beer without the “hot” spiciness of ginger beer. it is a really good drink. hearty, complex and interesting.
Anthony’s Rating: 91
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|Type:||Sarsaparilla||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||CA, online||Obtained in:||order from Old 52|
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, organic and natural flavorings, caramel color, organic acacia gum, citric acid