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Firemans Brew Root Beer

i made another trade with one of my arch rivals and all around nice guy, Eric of Gourmet Root Beer fame. well, technically he sent me five sodas and i sent him nothing so far. but eventually i am sure i will have some to ship his way. although he is close to the root beer store which gives a very unfair advantage to the competition. oh well, such is life.
i quite like their tagline “extinguish your thirst, ignite the party.” that definitely goes along with the fireman theme. this company was started by a couple of firemen who really wanted a beer after battling a forest fire. so they set out to make some. instead of, you know, buying a six pack or whatever. yeah, how very american and enterprising of them! since that time they have expanded to coffee and three kinds of soda, including this root beer in my hand. well, on my desk right now, but it was just in my hand, so it is in my mind’s hand. or something. granted you are reading this at least a year after it was actually indeed in my hand, so back date this all to 2012. i do find it curious that it is not “Fireman’s Brew” with the apostrophe but whatever, they are not english teachers, they are Firemans.
this is good stuff! you did well firemans! creamy vanilla notes without being sickeningly smooth. some spices in there to make it interesting, definitely a little wintergreen which makes it taste a bit like a dark birch to me. it has a large head too for the visual appeal. definitely a very strong soda.

Anthony’s Rating: 90
User’s Rating: 89
# of ratings:4

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

Obtained in: trade with Eric
Head: Large Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 180 Sodium: 25mg
Carbs: 45g Sugar: 45g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: natural artesian spring water, cane sugar, caramel color, natural flavors and citric acid

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  1. Jeff says:

    This is a tasty root beer.

  2. Wow, after reading your review I think I’m going to have to try this one again. I believe the first and last time I tried this, I poured it into a frosted mug which kind of dulled the flavor. Unfortunately, when I tried it, it was not that great. It was ok of course, since it was a root beer; however I felt the flavor was very weak. I’ll give it a 71, but I will have to try it again.

  3. Arch rival? I could never rival you. If I could only be half the root beer reviewer you are, I’d be content.

  4. This one is good, I would defiantly drink more. This was pretty smooth and mild flavor. I give this an 80

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