ah, another soda which i have been thwarted in my efforts to obtain for quite some time now! finally mine to taste! it is quite frustrating to get multiple emails to the effect of “hey anthony, Saint Arnold Root Beer roxxxXx! get some in Texas!” not that i mind at all getting such emails. i do appreciate it but knowing that there is a soda out there i have not had and may not ever have if it stops being made as so many others have been before i get a chance to go someplace i have no plan to go to.
the label here reminds me much more of a regular beer label than of a soda label. it lacks the usual orange, brown & white color scheme so prevelant in root beer advertising and packaging. in fact i may not even notice this beverage in a local cooler on first glance if it were near the alcohol/pop border. but that is not a bad thing, just a different thing.
that different trend continues in the actual flavor of this root beer. there is some underlying taste here that i cannot place. overall it has a very wintergreen flavor with a rooty, herbal undertone that makes it much heartier than a birch beer which is more typically the soda to taste of wintergreen. i do like the mouth feel of the cane sugar, it adds character to this drink. well, MORE character as it seems to have a lot on it own. i am enjoying the root beer here in my hand but i am not totally loving it. there is a fine line between a very good root beer and an amazing one and this just does not get into that latter category but is for sure in the former. plus the cap says “yummy root beer”. i quite enjoy truth in advertising i must say. yummy indeed.
Anthony’s Rating: 87
User’s Rating: 93
# of ratings:21
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||TX, online||Obtained in:||ordered online|
Ingredients: water,cane sugar, carmel color, natural & artificial flavor, vanilla extract, citric acid and sodium benzoate as preservative
It’s good, I really like it. It is not mind-blowing though. Nothing like a good Root Beer after a long day of teaching!
I gave this a huge 95. This is one of my favorites so far.
Best root beer I?ve ever had.
saw it on the shelf, but didn’t try it because they had Abita R. B. right next to it and I know that one. Does anyone know if you can still get Hires R. B. anywhere? Used to love it.
Hires is supposedly only available in very limited areas. I am not sure where but it has really been buried. I believe you can get it on tap at one place in TX. It is a shame indeed.