now, i would deem this a “gourmet soda” although some may disagree. just because it is only in a can and on tap does not diminish the level of dedication and effort that went into its creation.
i have known about this brew for a while. yet the only way it seemed i would get some was by ordering a case which was rather pricey for just one soda. at this point i know a few people that would have traded with me for it so I could have turned that one soda into several, but i ended up acquiring it myself in a trade which is fine by me.
the can itself is pretty cool, 16 oz is an unusual size. it is also not printed on directly but has a shrunken plastic wrap. that is also something new to me. perhaps that is a cheaper option? i do like the art with a background map of the rivers in the midwest it seems. it is all done well, so kudos on that. no, not the granola bars, silly reader!
they also are donating a portion of the proceeds from this to a local charity which cleans up waterways, which is quite cool.
the carbonation level here is quite low. whether that is indeed due to it being in a can or just how they made it I do not know. the flavor is solid and strong but not too unusual. it is a pretty standard, well worn recipe with vanilla, hints of licorice and an overarching sassafras and wintergreen taste. the wintergreen is something i enjoy and puts it a little closer to a birch beer in my mind. i don’t have a problem with that mind you. i had hoped they would make something more unique for this unique gourmet can, but it is just a solid, yet standard root beer.
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|On Tap, 16oz can
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, root beer flavor, phosphoric acid