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




Apr 222015
 

Sprecher Root Beer BottleSeal of ApprovalAnother brew that I found in Sacramento on the trip there after my mission. My grandmother mentioned that there was a really nice root beer at a cafe down a few blocks away from her house which prompted me to drop everything and take off to see if there was any truth to the rumor. I found that the stories were true and I bought three bottles. Since it was already cold, I was able to start reviewing it as soon as I got back to the house. I for many years mispronounced the name of this. I always though it was a ‘ch’ sound and not a ‘k’ sound so it’s like the German word to talk. Also, I’m not sure what the crow daemon thing is supposed to be but at least it’s not a dog…

The Body is sweet and smooth with a nice honey flavor to it. One of the best root beer bodies that I have ever tasted. The Bite is there, but not too much, more on the smooth side, like I like it. The Head is good and frothy, but, unfortunately was a little too short to rank higher. The Aftertaste is also very nice with the honey.

Wow! This stuff is great. The only thing that could be improved would to have more vanilla flavor to it and a taller Head. All in all, this is a top notch brew. The fact that they sell this in pints means you always get an extra four ounces of goodness and trust me, you’ll always be wanting it. Since I originally reviewed it the label has changed to add that it was voted #1 by the New York Times. Well, I’m awarding my Seal of Approval, which is far more prestigious than anything in the Times. See how it rates against other root beers.

4 kegs