What’s with all the old number root beers lately. I mean, two in two weeks? What’s that anthony thinking, sending me only old number stuff. I want some fresh root beer. This is made by the Milwaukee Brewing Company. So proud are they of their concoction, that no mention of it can be found on their website at all, even using the search. The only way I know its the same place is because the url on the bottle, which doesn’t actually work. But the MKE logo is the same. Yup. This root beer is clearly one of their favorite products. It’s also a tribute to firemen. It’s hard to tell on the label, because it wraps around, but there’s a fireman on the left side spraying water on the fire in the middle. The text on the right say’s how it’s a tribute to firemen everywhere. Kind of makes me wonder, if they like firemen so much, why don’t they tell anyone about the root beer they made for them? There also is no explanation of why it’s called Old No. 3.
The Body is very sweet and rich and creamy. There’s lots of vanilla and a sort of caramel flavor. The Bite is very nice. There is just enough spice burn to feel after a few seconds but not too much. The carbonation level is also perfect. The Head is good; medium height and lingers throughout the entire drinking experience. The Aftertaste is rich vanilla with some spiced caramel.
Delicious, delicious. This has pretty much everything I like in a root beer. So why all of the hush hush? A brew like this is one that you shout about from the roof tops for all the world to know about. I’ll have to let them know how good it is. Maybe they don’t know. See how it rates against other root beers.