Yes, i know this has nothing to do with christmas or any other holiday, but i felt it was better to continue a tradition of reviewing a semi-strange, fringe root beer type foreign beverage for my christmas time review. even calling this a ‘root beer’ is a stretch i know. yet, it has many of the characteristics common to a root beer, that is being flavored by tree roots and pieces. in this case it is pine and eucalyptus along with siberian ginseng and licorice. when Sagi messaged me about this, asking where i would classify it, i pondered. does a soda have to have the words “root beer” on it to be one? and if it has those magic words is it automatically one? i say this is a root beer in its most basic definition, a carbonated beverage flavored by roots, so onward i go!
i don’t know what a baikal usually tastes like, but this is highly unusual. it is very herbal and sharp, almost like what i’d imagine drinking a sweetened tea made with a cleaning product would taste like, but in a good way if that makes sense? the lemon, ginger, eucalyptus and pine each present themselves very boldly, combining in a not always awesome way. this is not my favorite thing, but not at all the worst.
Anthony’s Rating: 52
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|Type:||Other||Comes In:||500ml glass bottle|
|Available:||CA||Obtained in:||trade with Sagi|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, caramel color, black tea, licorice root and rhizome, eleutherococ root, natural flavourings