root beers

Moosejaw Root Beer

wow, that is the most complicated ingredient list i have ever seen in a root beer! to have water and sodium benzoate (preservative) listed three times each is a little wacky. i am surprised, no shocked, that there is no separate water added to this though. that seems wrong and i am going to assume they just skipped it by accident. but really, ‘sparkling foam’ is an ingredient. is that a real thing? can i go buy some separately? inquiring minds want to know.
i am not sure how this was around since 2002 and i never knew about it but that gives me hope that there are many such brews out there in the world, waiting for me to find them. or someone who will tell me about it if not send me some. =) the label is pretty simple, kind of retro looking and well done. lots of different fonts, but it works fine here.
the flavor is pretty root beer extract-like, by which i mean mostly standard. the sugar level is a little higher than expected but that is just fine. if anything it seems a little watery in flavor yet a little syrupy in sweetness. there is nothing to set this apart from many other sodas. it has a little bit of an herbal touch and a pretty large head, probably due to the sparkling foam content. yet it is enjoyable and i am sure i would drink this if i lived closer just as a standard root beer. when i say that i don’t mean A&W or the like, i mean standard for a micro-brew, which is many steps up from such things. drink it if you are near Wisconsin Dells.

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: WI

Obtained in: trade with Brad
Head: Large Sweetener: sugar, honey
Calories: 180 Sodium: 30mg
Carbs: 48g Sugar: 47g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: sugar, rootbeer extract (water, caramel color, honey, gum acacia, yucca concentrate, sodium benzoate (preservative) & citric acid), sodium benzoate solution (water, sodium benzoate (preservative)), sparkling foam (water, aqueous extractions of yucca & sodium benzoate (preservative)), citric acid solution (water, citric acid)

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  1. Sparkling foam is an ingredient listed for Rogue root beer as well, maybe it can simply be bought separately.

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