it has been a while since i reviewed an extract. i bought or obtained a few a while back but never made them. i was house shopping, packing, moving and other junk. but now I got a couple more for christmas and such and i am running low on regular sodas so i feel more compelled to actually mix up some of these and mix in reviews of them.
i honestly don’t know what to call this one. it is made by a drive in called ‘Hires Big H’ which I am not quite sure has an connection to the Hires company any longer and may never have has one, but I would assume once it did. the extract though is called ‘Big H Root Beer Extract’ so I suppose i should call it that but i choose not to as it is more interesting to add the ‘Hires’ in there.
i made up the recipe in a scaled down version using my seltzer bottle carbonater which i do not think i used quite correctly as it has been some time since it was used as mentioned about 1/2 inch above. so i did not use dry ice as they suggest. and i did not use cold water since then the sugar would never dissolve and that seems silly to me.
the taste is pretty solid, it does not do anything unusual or crazy but that seems tricky in an extract. plus you want an extract to taste like traditional root beer. this accomplishes that well. the sassafras main taste is accompanied by a caramel flavor and a creamy smooth flow. if i were to make root beer baked goods or ice cream or something, this would be a good choice I’d say. it serves its purpose well.
Anthony’s Rating: 80
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||On Tap, extract|
|Available:||UT, online||Obtained in:||mailorder|
Ingredients: Water, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Caramel Color, Propylene Glycol, Arabic Gum S.D., Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)