i am always leery of drinks that are entitled “root beer soda” or “root beer drink” instead of just plain “root beer.” for whatever reason it makes me feel like they are not quite saying that it is not really root beer. like when you get some candy and it says “chocolate (flavored) coating” with the “(flavored)” being in really tiny lettering. i am also leery of companies that seem to not at all mention their soda on their website. are they ashamed of it? should i then be scared of it also? or it is really just an afterthought to their beer selection?
so stuff was not stacking up for me to be excited about this soda i must admit. but it turns out, it is really good. i love the sweetness of this. it is quite sweet but without the sticky, syrupy sweetness of some sodas out there. perhaps the beet sugar is the way to go. and i always hated beets as a kid, so it serves me right somehow, vengeance by veggie! the flavor is solid also, not too much off the beaten path, i would have hoped they would throw in a little curve ball. but sometimes you just want the straight up solid root beer soda. it is creamy, very smooth, good carbonation that doesn’t sting. not an elite soda, but very good.
the design is ok, nothing special. there is a pen and ink drawing of a bunch of seemingly wooden buildings, pretty much built on top of each other. is it supposed to evoke thoughts of a mine? i have not been to many mines but none of them looked like that at all. the simple wooden construction makes me think “old west” for some reason but i doubt any cowboys built weird elaborate, 7 or 8 story wooden buildings. curious. perhaps i am overanalyzing it though.
so what is up with Michigan having all of these microbrew sodas lately? wacky indeed.
as i wrote this review a good year and a half or so before it posted, this is somewhat out of date. it seems in June of 2012 the Michigan Brewing Co went out of business. oh well. another defunct brand.
Anthony’s Rating: 92
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||MI||Obtained in:||trade with Jon|
Ingredients: carbonated water, Michigan beet sugar, natural and artificial flavor, benzoate (preservative)