Another winter themed brew to go along with Frostie and … uh … Frostie vanilla? I guess there’s only two winter themed brands. And Frostie is kind of Christmas themed. Anyhow, Sno-Cap is made by Titletown Brewing company in Green Bay, WI in an historic rail depot that was built in the late 1800’s. For those who aren’t from the area or don’t follow the NFL, Titletown is the nickname for Green Bay, as they’ve won (as of the time of writing) 13 NFL Championships including 4 Superbowls. The root beer itself uses the original recipe of the founders’ grandmother, Gladys. It has it’s own mascot, Clyde the Penguin. He’s named after Gladys’ husband which I’m not sure is a good thing. I guess it depends on how you feel about the personality traits of penguins as they apply to people. As there isn’t anyplace online that currently ships this I had to get it custom sent by the brewery. So thanks guys.
It has a sweet and caramely Body that is a little syrupy in texture. There’s some vanilla in there as well. The Bite is very prickly on carbonation but light on spices. The Head is very tall with adequate staying power, but I’ve seen better. The Aftertaste is on the light side, some vanilla and caramel, that turns a bit bitter.
This is pretty good, but just doesn’t quite do it for me. I’m not sure what it is about it, but I just finish and say, “Wow, that was spectacular” which is pretty much what I’ve got to say for every Seal of Approval root beer. See how it rates against other root beers.