every once in a while I will do some searches for new sodas. I really should do such things more often as I frequently get very low on new things to review. that is why I have new search results mailed to be each day with different keywords so I can try to keep more on top of it. one day recently my birch beer search showed this drink, which I had thought was long out of production. but apparently not! it seems Canada Dry has been making this only for Canada for a while now. side-note here, I honestly never realized that Canada Dry was basically a Canadian company, yes I know, kinda dumb of me on that one, but I figured it was just a name. anyway, I found a place to mail order some of this from, at probably much too high a cost for a sane person and here I am, a few weeks later!
when I popped open this can I was expecting a brown birch beer, maybe a red if they were trying to be cheeky. then I took my first sip and saw that no, this is a pink birch, so they are being extra wacky and super cheeky here. I have only had one other pink birch before and they really did it on purpose and extolled the fact.
now the drink itself is fine. the expected wintergreen is there and more of a side note than the main flavor. it is more noticeable in the aftertaste really, in which the sweetness also blossoms a lot more. I’d put the taste between a red and white birch, leaning more towards the red. by that I mean it is still birch/root tasting with some wintergreen. it is not a chance taking birch beer outside of the wacky florescent color, but sometimes that is ok, especially in a market that does not really have a real generic, ubiquitous brand that people expect. you get your birch here so I am happy with it.
Anthony’s Rating: 80
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|Type:||Pink Birch Beer||Comes In:||12 oz can|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, sodium benzoate, acacia gum, natural and artificial flavor, colour