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Septimus Spyder Medieval Brewhouse Dandelion & Burdock

i have only had a couple of dandelion and burdock sodas in my life. my general impression of dandelions is not so great, but the idea of using their roots to make a tasty beverage delight is a nice one. especially considering how hard it is to get those darn roots out of the ground! but the sodas have never been too exciting to me despite my hopes and dreams. right now i hope this is close to as good as their root beer, bucking the trend of mediocre d&b’s. do people call them that, d&b’s? i hope so. “can i have a d&b with my chips please mum?!”
the styling of this one is pretty much exactly like that of their root beer. i like it just as much here. although in this case, the waxed bottle/label became a magnet for the grey fluffy packing material that leaked out of the padded envelope this was sent in. i tried to clean it off pretty well for the photo but you can still see some of it stuck on there. oh well.
my initial scent is very medicinal and herbal. that could be ok, but here it was not. alright, fine, maybe it still taste good. hhhmmm, not bad. yeah, it is herbal. but not medicinal, which is not usually a good thing and in fact, the bad half of that initial impression i was wary of. but it is not too tasty either. if i sit and ponder it, as i am doing now, it is a pretty decent drink, but when i just take a drink without thinking about it much, it is a little surprising. maybe because i am not used to dandelion & burdock? could be. perhaps this is what it is like for the rest of the world to drink root beer. the flavor is pretty light, with a hint of ginger and rooty herbs. i’d drink it occasionally if i had it but probably wouldn’t search for it.

Anthony’s Rating: 68
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Type: Dandelion & Burdock Comes In: 330ml glass bottle
Available: UK

Obtained in: mail order
Head: Tiny Sweetener: sugar
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.spyder.org.uk

Ingredients: lightly carbonated water, sugar, roots (dandelion, burdock, ginger), lemon juice, cream of tartar, antioxident (vitamin c), sarsaparilla concentrate, colour: carmel, flavourings, citric acid, preservatives (sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate)

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1 Comment

  1. Alasdair says:

    Us scots definitely call them D’n’Bs

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