Nov 022011

I always appreciate puns. I do. I was the ‘pun’isher at my high school. So it was a great delight to see Gale’s root beer have a little girl (obviously Gale) bending against a blowing wind (gale). There is also a little dog (once again) and the phrase “Oh Rootie” From the story on the bottle Rootie is the name of the dog. Though I am loathe to read ingredients before I try my first bottle, I couldn’t help but notice that it said “Cinnamon Ginger Vanilla Flavored” Now this really got my hopes up for a gingery Myers Avenue Red type thing.

The Body came in a little weak on the initial contact and then ‘Ack!’ Attack of the ginger and cinnamon. It is actually hard to taste anything due to the immense ginger, cinnamon Bite. So much ginger and cinnamon, it bites like a feeding frenzy of great white sharks. It’s the first time my tongue was burning from the spices (at least for a root beer). Way too much! The Head is pretty tall but quickly fizzes down. The last centimeter of it does make a decent last stand. The Aftertaste is ginger, cinnamon and vanilla that is pretty good, but my tongue was still smarting from the Bite.

“Oh Rootie” did you knock all of Gale’s cinnamon and ginger powder into the root beer? How could you? Or maybe she was going for a gale force blast of cinnamon and ginger burn. I don’t know. But basically, if you want a root beer with the most epic Bite, here it is. Other than that, I can’t find much reason to drink this again. See how it rates against other root beers.