Nov 072011

My 100th root beer review! Since this is such a milestone I definitely need to try a killer root beer, so I’ve got Killerbrew. Wait, it’s actually Killebrew. Killebrew? What’s a Killebrew? Harmon “Killer” Killebrew (see I wasn’t the only one to do that) is a former baseball player who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984. According to the website on the bottle, they stopped having a website since it’s one of those generic ad search engine parked sites. As an aside, why do they DO that? I mean, if you’re going to go all the way of putting the website URL on the bottle, can’t you even afford $10 a year to keep the domain name? They give you a free 1 page website with it. You could say something about who you are or how great your root beer is. As you can tell, this has been happening a lot to me lately. Anyways. It seems that the great Killer’s son actually makes this one and not the immortal Hall of Famer himself. I suppose with a name like Killebrew brewing was just too irresistible.

When I poured it out I said to myself, “Oh look at that, there isn’t really much Head at all … and it’s gone.” Yeah, tragic. This has a very sweet Body, though I wouldn’t call it full. In addition to the standard root beer flavor there is honey and a small pinch of cinnamon coming through as well. It isn’t really creamy at all and that is a letdown. The cinnamon makes for a decent Bite when mixed with the carbonation tingle. The Aftertaste is very little. What there is of it is good, a bit of honey and a dash of cinnamon.

This brew has serious potential if it just had a little more of its core flavors. It says that it is “With the Hall of Fame Taste” but even with more core flavors, I wouldn’t go that far. Maybe Cooperstown does taste like that. Oh well, it still needs more. Oh, a decent Head would be nice too. See how it rates against other root beers.