Nov 232011

You’ve got to love a root beer bottle with a picture of a drive-in on it. Those were wonderful days, back when root beer reigned supreme as the soft drink of choice, our cars were beefy and so were the burgers. I don’t know how I can really get nostalgic about it since I wasn’t alive then, but I’ve heard stories. It is always nice when a dedicated root beer stand bottles their product so root beer aficionados like myself can enjoy it without having to take a trip to the Midwest. They say it’s been around since 1926 and it’s “Top Rated!” at that. What really got my hopes up was its claims about the amazing Head. So it was with great anticipation that I cracked it open to give it a try.

Sweet mother of root beer Head! The Head is amazingly tall and frothy. It overflowed my mug! The Body is very sweet and creamy. One of the sweetest I’ve ever had. There is a lot of wintergreen and some spices, maybe nutmeg? It is a little light on the sassafras, more of a medium bodied brew. The Bite is pretty good. There are some spices that grab you and a slight carbonation tingle but a smooth finish, as it should be. The Aftertaste is a deliciously creamy vanilla and wintergreen.

So it lived up to it’s claims, especially with the epic Head. I do rate this as a top brew. They say “NOTHING tops it… but the foam!” While not the best root beer ever, I must say, that’s pretty accurate. See how it rates against other root beers.