it is sort of strange, when i know a soda is out there and not all that hard to get sometimes, i just don’t get it. this one for instance i had actually gotten, then a guest at my house drank it, not knowing the universal rule that the right side of the fridge is sodas for review, the left side is for anyone to drink. geez! since then i have taken to not keeping to-review sodas in that fridge at all, instead using my exclusively root beer only fridge for such things. but this drink i knew was out there, being made a couple hours away, yet just out of reach. i knew i could mail order it if i really wanted to, but that seemed silly and too costly for something i would probably find in time. plus i had been planning a root beer questing trip to Connecticut where this is made with a couple friends for a while now, so whenever that came to pass, i would get this soda i felt certain. then i traded with Red, but i did not know what he was sending. included in there was this one, obviously he checked my “wanted” list on the lower right over there and knew this was a needed brew. funny though that it took a Canadian to get this to me once again.
so, we all remember that i really really like clear birch beers, right? yes, it is still true. i don’t know what it is about them, they are just refreshing and crisp and yummy. i doubt the artificial colors added to red birch or brown birch make them taste different, but they just do. this one does not let me down. the wintergreen level could be boosted a touch, the sweetness taken down a notch, the carbonation upped, but it is excellent as it is. i like the flavor, but a little more would be even better. i like the label design, which is very classic and old school and probably not updated much in their over 100 year history. they do have their website on there, with deposit info that of course has been added with time. but the classic, generic design for all flavours in the line with the bottle cap itself having the flavor name and ingredients makes me smile. although i am doubtful there really in caramel color in here.
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|Type:||White Birch Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||CT, online||Obtained in:||trade with Red|
|Head:||Small||Sweetener:||corn sweetener, sugar|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar and/or corn sweetener, oil of birch, natural and artificial flavor, caramel color