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Lift Bridge Brewery Root Beer

so this might be the best valentine’s day gift ever. it is definitely up there in the rankings, i will tell you that. yes, my awesome girlfriend got me a case of this brew for valentine’s day! be jealous, be very jealous! i was super duper excited to find out that they started canning this and even more exciting when i was presented with it in present form. i am curious why they decided to go for cans over bottles, but either way, i do not care too much. the heft and feel of glass is nice, but a can is better than nothing. and a 16 oz can is unusual indeed. i think i have only seen one other root beer in such a package, but for the life of me i cannot recall what it was.
they are very much going for the 50s/60s drive in style feel in the art. i approve, it is different and fun, well done as well. i especially like the areas where the silver of the can shines through. plus you get three different kinds of acid in the ingredients! how exciting is that?!
the real thing that matters though is if the soda is any good. this is. i mean, it really really really tastes just like root beer barrel candies with a sharp carbonation. it is kind of licorice tasting but very much a pretty standard root beer flavor going on here. it is sharp, not really too smooth, so depending on your preference, that may not strike your fancy right.

Anthony’s Rating: 81
User’s Rating: 0
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Type: Root Beer Comes In: On Tap, 16oz can
Available: MN, online

Obtained in: mailorder from amazon
Head: Sweetener: cane sugar, honey
Calories: 182 Sodium: 30mg
Carbs: 45g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, pure cane sugar, caramel color, natural & artificial flavors, honey, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, and ascorbic acid

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  1. I live in Saint Paul MN, and this is made over in still water. I suspect it is put in cans, since many beer company’s are canning the beers. Their are a few bar and grills that serve this root beer on tap, and man is it even better than canned. if you tried it fresh from the tap, I suspect you would score it in the 90’s. As far as canned goes, I agree, this is in the 80s.

  2. Wow, I too gave it an 81. What a coincidence. No.wonder i.keep.coming back to this site. But yeah, this root beer has just a normal root beer flavor, but the carbonation is what really threw me off. I think I agree with Rick’s comment about it probably tasting better on draft. I think if they times the carbonation down and get rid of the can, that would bring its points up a bit. It isn’t bad, but just not a root beer I’d ever get again. Funnily enough, the cashier from the store I purchased this from said that this root beer won one of their in-store employee taste tests. After tasting this, Im shocked it won any taste test. Lol.

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