root beers

Mercury Brewing Company Root Beer

ah, at last, I have some of their root beer to review! not that i have actually looked all THAT hard for it, but just knowing it is somewhere in the general Boston area and the number of times i too have been there and probably less than 1/4 mile from said soda drove me crazy at times. but then my pal Craig came through and brought me a six pack of Mercury pop! woo hoo! go Craig! i do very much enjoy their graphic design. the old school “the Flash” comic book style mascot dude drinking a flagon of some (presumably) Mercury Pop is very cool. the general feel of it is cool too, the intersecting circles and font choices are excellent. anyway, on to the brew as they say in the business!
i admit i like this better than the birch beer. it has a more solid, identifiable taste. it is a morphing sort of taste at that. it develops from just a mild root beer on your tongue to a slightly bitter, full bodied, much more herbal root beer after the swallow. but then a moment later it repeats on you (as my grandma used to say) you get a sweeter version which slowly fades away with your saliva. to me, that bitterness is good and bad. it makes the soda a little more distinct but it also is not a trait i like in general. here is sort of does work, it is kind of kicks you, or maybe it is more of a “bite” if you will. so i suppose when i think about it, i quite like this beverage. i don’t love it but it is better than most. the sweetness is not overpowering or too long lasting, the flavor is identifiable as root beer but unique from most others and the carbonation is about right, there but not making your stomach expand intensely.

Anthony’s Rating: 86
User’s Rating: 70
# of ratings:6

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: MA

Obtained in: from Craig in MA
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, natural & artificial flavor, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), caramel color

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1 Comment

  1. For me, This root beer had a sour taste, to much acid in it or something, I only gave it a 60. Also I agree with you, it did not have a strong root beer flavor.

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