i don’t know what makes this “New England Style” at all really. perhaps being clear? that would sort of make sense. it seems the the dark birches are more “PA Dutch style” for some reason. if i were to guess and did not know anything about this i would think that the PA Dutch, being a simpler people would not add caramel color to their sodas just for the sake of having a colored drink. thus the PA Dutch style would be clear. yet it is not so much. there are of course white birches from PA and dark birches from New England but in general i would say that my initial hypothesis is correct. look at me, all scientific or something. putting the “science” back in “computer science” and junk!
this is one brand of soda that i have gotten all of the flavors of in a very piecemeal fashion. usually i can get all two or three or four kinds at once but this one i have gotten each one individually, years apart at times. not that it matters too much really, but just unusual.
the flavor of this one is alright. i always hope for a pretty wintergreen dominated soda when i have a clear birch but this one is lacking a bit in that realm. it does have some wintergreen but i would like a bit more. it is pretty light and refreshing otherwise which is nice. and it is tasty but not great enough to vault it into the higher levels. it has a very good level of sweetness too, just about right.
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|Type:||White Birch Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||MA, RI||Obtained in:||mailorder from Old 52|
Ingredients: carbonated natural artesian water, pur cane sugar, natural and artificial flavor, citric acid, benzoate of soda (as a preservatove)