Aug 282019
 

Sprecher Root Beer Mustard Remember back when I ordered all the Sprecher stuff and made my unboxing video? I know it’s been awhile but I just had all those tasty root beers that I was finding so I had to push this one back. But here it is now, finally you can know what I think of root beer mustard! It’s my first “Root Beer Condiment” post. I think that’s a good category. If not I’ll switch it later. This isn’t the only root beer mustard out there so I think it’s a good category. Anyways how does one test root beer mustard? Brats. Yeah. Got some kraut and brats and went to town, slathering this stuff all over it to see how it worked.

It is a nice sweet strong mustard. The sort that goes perfect on brats and polish sausages. You know that style. And then there’s a marked root beer flavor that comes in after the initial mustard part fades, to give the impression of washing down your bite of brat with a gulp of Sprecher root beer.

It’s quite yummy. I truly enjoy this stuff. Good job Sprecher. If it were more conveniently available, I think I’d keep it always stocked in my fridge. This truly epitomizes what a root beer condiment should be. A strong distinct base flavor with a good root beer accent to it. I can’t wait to see how they did with their barbecue sauce.




Aug 212019
 

Sprecher Root Beer Float PopcornYou may remember Sprecher. I love love love their root beer, while their limited edition honey root beer not so much, though it was my 300th review. Anyways, as I’ve expanded into posts on root beer products, I discovered that Sprecher makes some nice additional food stuffs using their root beer. And thus I ordered them all, and made a fun unboxing video cause YouTube is something I’m starting to do, yet not so much so that I’m really advertising it. I mean, kind of, cause I just did, but not really. Anyhow, root beer float popcorn! I’ve never ever heard of such a thing. But I know that flavored and candied popcorn is something that exists so this isn’t too much of a stretch. It’s interesting that there are two types of kernels in this, root beer flavored ones and vanilla ones. It makes me wonder why they don’t make a root beer popcorn as well as the float version. But what you really want to know isn’t that, but will this satisfy your munchies in a root beer sort a way.

The root beer kernals have a nice sweet root beer candy coating. The coating tastes a lot like Sprecher though there’s not the honey flavor that is so prominent in their root beer. The flavor is strong enough that when mixed with the rest of the popcorn kernal, it is still distinguishable as root beer. The vanilla Kernals have a nice rich vanilla cream flavor coating. Together it does kind of give that whole root beer float vibe, in a popcorn sort of way.

I like it. This is very much a root beer munchies treat. I ate half the bag without realizing it, and my family loved it too. So yeah, if you can find this around, definitely get some, or order a bunch from the Sprecher store.




Dec 142016
 

Sprecher Honey Root Beer Bottle My 300th root beer review! For such a special moment I had to pick a special brew and this one is special indeed. Sprecher Honey Root Beer is a limited edition celebratory soda made in honor of Sprecher Brewing Company’s 30th year. They did a limited production run of only 3000 cases. So it was the natural pick for my 300th, to complete the trifecta of 3 times increasingly larger powers of 10. Also this brau is sweetened with only raw honey. Which is a bold move as too much honey can be dangerous. Yet, I love honey and I love Sprecher, so this should be good. I love the honey themed label, with the demonic raven thingy now clutching a hive. It also says “Craft Soda”. While I prefer to go with the label of gourmet root beer, craft soda/root beer is an appropriate label as well. I’ll write more about those distinctions another day, because the Sprecher is waiting.

The Body is light on standard root beer flavors and very heavy on the honey, being the only sweetener. It’s sort of a fruity raw honey which overpowers the rest of the flavors. The Bite is a light honey bite on the back of your throat. If you’ve ever eaten a spoonful of raw honey, you know what I mean. The carbonation is severely lacking, sadly, which makes the brew even heavier. The Head is pitiful, just pitiful, which is very disappointing. The Aftertaste is more raw honey, some fruity raw honey.

I do love me some honey, but this was too much honey and not enough of the other wonderful flavors that Sprecher has. The low carbonation really killed it for me as well, not only was there no Head, but it was too thick and syrupy without all of those bubbles in it. What a shame. At least it will not be missed after those 3000 cases are gone. See how rates against other root beers.

2.5/5 Root Beer Kegs