Nov 212012

The other root beer I snagged on my San Diego trip. It’s made by Old Town Root Beer Co. but the label seems to say that it’s D-n-A Root Beer. I don’t know. Once again I lament the lack of standards. It seems like ‘D’ and ‘A’ are the initials of the two kids on the label, and evidently this private root beer brand goes to pay for their college. Not sure what their real names are though, so I’ll assume they’re the most awesome names possible, like Demetrius and Alfonse. The most interesting thing about the black and white photo is that the root beer bottle labels in it are colored. Very strange. Sadly, they aren’t the recursive labels which would have upped the coolness factor of this by about e^pi.

The Body has a nice honey with creamy vanilla and spices. The sassafras flavor is pretty light, and it almost borders being watered down. There is a very good Bite, with the main spice cinnamon I think. There’s a good kick but not too much. The Head is solid. It is several inches tall and very frothy. The Aftertaste is very nice cinnamon and honey, with the slightest hint of vanilla. Yet, it is light and vanishes quickly.

Yum! I love that spicy, creamy, honey flavor. I wish the core were a bit stronger, but it is still a pleasure to drink and that Bite is amazing as is the Head. It was really close, but this one barely squeaked in to the upper echelon of root beer goodness. Congrats Old Town Root Beer Company, you’ve got 1 out of 3 that made it for me. The bottle is correct, “It is not your average Root beer.” See how it rates against other root beers.

  4 Responses to “D-n-A Old Fashioned Root Beer”

  1. I have a friend who has a ‘Lash’s Old Fashioned Root Beer’ wooden barren, with some sort of piping inside and a spigot on the side. He’d like to try to get it working.Do you know anything about these barrels or know of anyone who does? Thanks!

    • I personally don’t know anything about Lash’s Old Fashioned Root Beer or old wooden root beer kegs. Maybe some home brewer stores will know more.

  2. The kids pictured on the bottle are Dallas and Austin. Their mom was my daughters kindergarten teacher Nice family.

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