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Calvin’s 1836 Barrel-Style Root Beer

i knew of this brew but never had a way to get any until Tony came along and posted in the root beer hunters facebook group that he had gotten it himself. as he is a very kind fellow, i inquired if he had any extra. lo and behold he did! woo and hoo as well to that news!
the label tries to look like an old document to play up the 1836 thing i suppose, browned paper with a slightly darker brown drawing of a couple of buildings and the like. that is fine. i am less of a fan of so many different fonts going on here though. i believe there are at least five on the main part of the label.
when i see a root beer with something in the ingredient list like ‘root beer flavoring’ or ‘root beer extract’ or whatever, i am kind of disappointed. it seems a cop out. i am aware that it could really mean that they make their own flavoring or extract or whatever and are not not revealing the secrets of it, but it seems more like they are just buying it from someone else. drinking this really doesn’t lead me to believe much different. it is fine, tastes pretty good really, but it isn’t anything special. there is a ton of foam and a very long lasting head, but that is purely aesthetic anyway. the added vanilla is a nice touch and does make it probably smoother and creamier than it would be otherwise. overall it is ok. drinkable and better than many, but just mediocre in the grand scheme of things.

Anthony’s Rating: 78
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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: MO

Obtained in: trade with Tony
Head: Large Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 160 Sodium: 45mg
Carbs: 40g Sugar: 40g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: water, cane sugar, root beer flavoring, pure vanilla extract, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate

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