I have been trying to get this one for a long time. I’d known of its existence on the opposite side of the country but couldn’t find it sold anywhere that would do online sales. Repeated attempts to contact the company were in vain. I even have a cousin who lives in North Carolina and she never found it on any of her travelings. Finally the great Jon came through on trade. The label, in addition to the name, says “Radzie Wurzelbier” which I think means Radish Root Beer in German, though the online translator programs didn’t translate Radzie. If it really is a radish root beer I can’t imagine that would be good. There is a radish person on the label and he’s weeping, which is what I’d probably do if I drank a radish root beer, but I think that’s more just the whole mascot thing. Maybe, hopefully.
The Body is weak and fruity and almost tastes like there’s some sort of fruit or vegetable vinegar in it. Is there actual radish in it? Maybe … There’s a slight vanilla and honey flavor as well but it is seriously overshadowed. The Bite is sour and acidic. The Head is tall and frothy, that at least is going for it. The Aftertaste is sour and fruity.
Yuk. Okay, this might just be a radish root beer. Or at least it really is making radish man weep. I shed a few tears myself during the drinking of this. It doesn’t list radish in the ingredients (I’d love to add that to my list) but there’s that whole natural flavoring so who knows? They do, but they won’t say. At least not in English. Oh well. Now I know why they weren’t tripping over themselves trying to get this to me. See how it rates against other root beers.