Sunday, November 15, 2015

Barons Sarsaparilla (#21 - Rated 7.9 out of 12)

There is no information on the web about this soda.  I searched every possible search names to find some background and came up empty.  The bottle stated e-mail is and distributed by Barons Beverages.  

So with no information, I will get right into the review.  (Click here for information on the rating criteria and a table of all the root beer tested or to be tested.)

Ingredients: carbonated water, pure cane sugar, natural flavor, caramel color, citric acid and gum arabic.

Nutrition (from the bottle)

Calories 140
15 mg Sodium
 36g sugars (12%) of Daily Carbohydrates
 0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 2.4 out of 3 mugs
This has a great root beer aroma.  I immediately had high hopes!  I was not let down.  While it is missing the heavy vanilla I generally like, this just had that homemade and simple root beer.  The level of sweetness is lower with sugars being 3.17 g per ounce and sodium was 1.25 mg per ounce.  While not the lowest, it is notable.   If there would be a vanilla hint, it would be close to perfect. What was odd is it had a minor cherry taste as well. 

Head – 1.5 out of 3 mugs  

The head was small and dissipated quickly.  Average at best.

Zip – 1.75 out of 3 mugs  

 The low carbonation and the minimal ingredients make this category a little more than average.  It does have a solid taste overall, but not a root beer taste but a gourmet soda with a slash of cherry.

Post Consumption Impression – 2.25 out of 3 mugs  

It was enjoyable but it was more like a low carbonated cheery coke than a solid root beer.    I would not hesitate to drink it again.  The first drink was enjoyable yet the more I consumed the enjoyment decreased.

Would I recommend this at 7.9 out of 12 mugs?

It is worth a try.  It is one that has a mix of scored from other users.  I understand that as it has really is a beverage that has average tasting yet can be enjoyed.

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