The final brew of Reverence Brewing Company. As I said before he made so many root beers because he had so many taps, because the brewery before him had those taps. Reverence has actually only been open for a little over a year, and the place has had several breweries before, such that one of the people there that day mentioned that he thought the spot was cursed for breweries, but, after he tasted their brews, he really hoped they make it. I second that, for the root beer’s sake. This root beer he went malty, lots of malt extract, because he really likes malt. I somewhat like malt beverages so I was truly intrigued.
The Body is sweet and malty. Like, there is really a lot of malt flavor. It largely masks the other root beer flavors initially but you can find the hints of sarsaparilla, vanilla and others if you pay attention. That said, the flavors work as long as you don’t hate the malt flavor. The Bite is very smooth and rich. There’s great mouthfeel but not really any discernable spice. The Head is beautiful, as tall as you want it, frothy with staying power. That’s the malt extract for you. The Aftertaste is more malt. Like those malt drinks. It’s sticky and lingers, so it will build if you drink it fast.
So, if you’ve ever had a Maltex, it’s a lot like that. But there is still root beer in there, making it richer, smoother, sweeter. Still, that malt is pretty overpowering, and Nate even admits, he may have overdone it. That said, it gave it a very nice head and smooth texture. If you like malt, you’ll probably enjoy this, if not, you’ll probably hate it. Me, I’d say there’s probably too much malt, but still “drinkable”, barely, as I don’t mind Maltex and the like occasionally. This brewery is a must if you want to get some quality variety root beer. They do flights of four ounces, so if you can only go once, get yourself a flight and support a business as like minded as all who read these posts.