root beers

III Dachshunds Old Fashion Root Beer

this one slipped through the cracks for a long while. i knew it was out there but couldn’t get any. but then they started to mail order it so i placed my order and promptly received a case. but then i got a whole load of other sodas which i suspected where not as fresh as this one, straight from the factory. thus i have not reviewed it for a bit. i still think it is ok and as it was before. i will try to drink a few bottles in the coming days to make sure they are all the same.
this soda has an ingredient i have never seen before, “dextrin malt.” i had to google that stuff. apparently it enhances mouth feel, foam retention and body without affecting flavor or color. as there is barely any foam here i can’t exactly comment on its effectiveness. i suspect that since these guys are primarily a beer brewery, they know what they are doing. at least as far as brewing beer is concerned.
i must admit that for at least a year or 2 i thought this soda was “Ill Dachshunds” as in sick dogs. i guess the roman numeral 3 (III) threw me off, especially starting off a name. and the lower case “l” and upper case “I” sometimes have the same exact appearance. oh well.
this root beer is pretty good. above average but not extraordinarily so. it is a straight up normal root beer. sweet but not too much so and not syrupy. these types of brews are always the hardest to write about, it does not distinguish itself but is solid and fine all the same.

Anthony’s Rating: 73
User’s Rating: 81
# of ratings:5

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: WI, online

Obtained in: mailordered from company
Head: Small Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup, sugar
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: filtered carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and or sugar, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, dextrin malt, citric acid and sodium benzoate as a preservative

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  1. Rick B says:

    Well thanks to my tax return, I bought something like 20 new sodas. This was one of them.

    i gave this a 70, not bad over all, one of the better ones of my new selection.

  2. This root beer was not bad at all. It had not the most typical flavor, but better than mass marketed brands. Two things stood out: a slight fruity-sarsaparilla flavor, and an overpowering sweetness. If they toned down the sweetness level I think I could give it a better score. The fruity flavor was remnicent of sarsaparilla sodas (because to me, sarsaparilla’s typically have some sort of fruitiness to them). In a way, I kind of liked the fruity flavor because it made me think it had some sort of sarsaparilla component – and I like sarsaparilla. However, it did taste like it was a bit too fruity, and a straight up fruity flavor is what I do not really like in a soda. Because of this, I gave this one a 78. I would try this one again. Perhaps if they added a better vanilla flavor and made it less sweet it would be better.

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