Mar 082017

Jason's Deli Root Beer BottleThe other root beer from my trip to San Antonio so long ago. Jason’s Deli is actually found all over the US but nowhere near me. When I was making the trip plans I thought I’d check to see if there was one and sure enough there was, several actually. Thankfully one was right by the airport so it didn’t really cost anything extra to take a taxi there on the way out (I always love it when it works out that way). One hallmark of this is that it’s an all natural root beer, for those of you who care (not me but my wife at least), with no preservatives and pure cane sugar. The label is pretty plain and I’m not sure if that little design is supposed to be the tops of root beer kegs. It doesn’t need to be, it can just be ovals if they want. Taste is what’s really important.

The Body is mild with a different sort of favor. It’s kind of candyish in a red vines type of way with some unknown spice and the slightest vanilla hints. There’s a slight Bite to it, not much; just that mystery spice and some carbonation. The Head is very tall and foamy like a root beer Head should be. The Aftertaste is a little more of that spice and candy, but there’s really not much Aftertaste at all.

This is a pleasant enough drink that would go well with some deli sandwiches, so it works well enough for their business and all. It’s interesting that it has that sort of Red Vines flavor and is in the same, relatively unique bottle as the other Red Vines root beer Towne Club. I searched but could find no official connection between the two root beers. Also the Towne Club is serious Red Vines while this is only slightly. It’s definitely worth a try if you happen to be eating at a Jason’s Deli anyways. See how it rates against other root beers.

Three kegs