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Henry Weinhard’s Premium Draught Style Head Root Beer

I dunno what the heck “draught style head” really means, but it did have a good amount of head on it. if that is draught style, i am not sure, but so be it. this to me is what thomas kemper should be more like, a honey taste, but not overwhelmingly so, just a hint. i think it is also the vanilla in here that makes it quite a fine drink. definitely get it if you can.

Anthony’s Rating: 88
User’s Rating: 89
# of ratings:1213

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: AZ, CA, MT, OK, OR, UT, WA, online

Obtained in: Butte, MT
Head: Large Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup, honey
Calories: 170 Sodium: 75mg
Carbs: 43g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, vanilla extract, natural and artificial flavors, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), honey essence, acacia, sassafras extract

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  1. This is, without a doubt, my favorite root beer. It’s best when served as cold as possible. It’s got such a smooth, easy rootbeer flavor, followed by just the right amount of a honey-vanilla after taste.


  2. Jack says:

    dear anthony,

    your review, or rating, does not do henry justice. form one root beer connoisseur to another i am astonished at some of the root beers you have rated higher than henry. bulldog? boylans natural? henry is at least a legitimate 99. i’ve tasted over a hundred different root beers and henry is the most consistent, most solid, and by far the tastiest root beer out there.

  3. Jack!
    i just called em as i drink em. henry is a solid drink. exceptional? no, not at all. Bulldog and Boylans Natural are indeed far superior to it. at least to me, which is what this whole website is, my opinions on the over 400 root beers and the like that i have tried. you are welcome to submit your ratings though!
    i have purchased Henry’s a couple times since the review and still feel about the same. if anything i would lower the rating as have had so many better sodas since and that was one of the first ones i reviewed, but i will stick with the rating i gave.
    i appreciate your opinion though, thanks for sharing! please come back and rate some of the 100 you have tried!

  4. Mattthew says:

    This root beer has one of the most incredible heads I’ve ever seen. I’ve got maybe two ounces left in my mug and there’s still foam on top. The taste is just OK, though.

  5. Jeremy says:

    Henry’s is good, but to say it’s a 99 is a bit extreme. I’d rather have a Sonoran, River City, Jackson Hole, Fitz, or even a Gale’s over Henry Weinhard. Probably the best I can find in a grocery store, though (although I have seen a few on the shelves I have yet to try).

  6. Henry Weinhard’s seems to be THE root beer in Alaska. I just visited three Alaska towns, and I saw this root beer in each of them. Furthermore, it was the only glass bottle root beer I saw there. I can see why. I’m still fairly new to root beer exploration, but the taste is very similar to Hank’s and Stewart’s, which are at the top of my list.

  7. RickGabbitas says:

    This is some mighty fine root beer! My initial rating was based on memory, but I just opened a new one. Served it in one of those mugs with the liquid center that you freeze. Good stuff. I was impressed not only with the “staying power” of the head, but the thickness of it as well. Smooth, creamy taste, that just made me smile. The best I have tasted since I started rating, and I am pleased that, at about five bucks for a six-pack (this one was on sale for four-fifty) it is one of the least expensive “premium” root beers out there.

  8. I gave this a 70, I guess this shows we all have different tastes and Ideas of a good root beer.

    I felt this did not have a really strong root beer flavor, and it is good, but not great.

  9. Drew Fisher says:

    Great label & packaging lead to high expectations–despite its use of high fructose corn sweetener as its primary sweetener–but I found myself disappointed. In a taste test of 24 hard-to-find small-time root beers this one was in the 8-10 spot. I will try it again, though.

  10. is says:

    This stuff is real real good. Surprising for a common root beer. It has a great smooth flavor and definitely a rememberable flavor. Kind of spicy and sweet and good. An 87/100.

  11. Bill L says:

    Best Root Beer in the world. I’ve tried them all. Henry Weinhard is KING of the Root Beers! 100!

  12. Karen says:

    I realize I’m in the minority here but I find this one a bit too syrupy and sweet. A good’n but not one of my faves.

  13. […] know I really thought there was a Henry Weinhard’s recipe between the very old one I had reviewed when I first started this thing up and now. but I see no trace really of it in my […]

  14. Craig says:

    It’s very good, but where the brand really shines is their orange soda, and the black cherry is just about as good. It’s a favorite brand.

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