birch beers

Real Soda in Real Bottles Lurch Birch Beer

alright, another birch beer made by the very nice and fine folks at Real Soda! i quite like the cut of their jib i must say, they are doing excellent work even if it is does not reach me over here in NJ. I do hope this one is better than the Girlan Pink Birch, although that would not take a whole lot to be honest with you. oh well. this is supposedly the “Left Coast recipe” although birch beer is almost exclusively an east (right) coast thing. i imagine that is the humor of it. the overall graphic design leaves a bit to be desired, even if you opt for the 2 color label, i am sure there is something much better that can be done here. i do like the “real cane sugar” printed on the bottle itself again though, very nice touch.
ah, now THIS is more like it! traditional birch color, traditional birch flavor. wintergreen, you are my friend! sweet and sharp at the same time. i feel that it could have a little bit more flavor, up that minty yumminess fellows! it is tasty but as i drink more it seems to get more watery. that could be my tongue and palate getting too used to it or something or maybe it has settled being in my fridge for a month or so. i would imagine it is not the latter and if it was the former i would hope i would know about such a phenomenon by now, having reviewed 385 sodas or whatever. there is a very good amount of fizz and head which is nice. but it is not making the drink creamy or anything which is also good. birch should be more sharp, not as smooth as root beer, to me at least. if this is all you can get on the west coast then it is not a bad thing at all, just try to grab some other brands when you come east.

Anthony’s Rating: 84
User’s Rating: 80
# of ratings:9

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Type: Brown Birch Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, online

Obtained in: sent from pops66
Head: Large Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 190 Sodium: 25mg
Carbs: 48g Sugar: 48g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, citric acid, gum acacia, carmel color, artificial and natural flavor, sodium benzoate (to preserve freshness).

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1 Comment

  1. This one was decent. A little too much mint for me, but drinkable. Not too complex, but not bad either. It’s a 74.

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