Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sassy Lil' Lass (#29 - Rated 1.5 out of 12)

Before I even start the official review, I have a few issues.  First, the label (seen below) lists this as 2.5 servings per bottle.  Each serving is 8 ounces and it is a 12-ounce bottle.  I hope they are better at making root beer than proof reading.  They also must be sensitive about the words used.  Most manufacturers are just calling High Fructose Corn Syrup just that, although this maker stated “sweetener” as opposed to “syrup”. 

I could not find any information on this brew on the web.  No history or background.  The bottle says established 2014.  I also only found one other review.  Before I start, let me say I have had this twice (extra bottle around) and each time, I dumped it.  Not for the review, I will do my best not to be swayed by the past two strikes.  I am not looking forward to this!

Ingredients: water, sugar and High Fructose Corn Sweetener, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative) and natural flavors.

Nutrition 8 oz serving (from the bottle)

120 Calories
30 mg Sodium.
29g (15%) of Daily Carbohydrates

0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 0 out of 3 mugs

Right at the start it smelled like a fermented mess.  I took one drink and three-week-old spoiled milk is what comes to mind.  I tried to get others in the house to take a sip but they refused once the smelled the beverage. 

Head – 1 out of 3 mugs   

It has a head; a very poor head but deserved a score.

Zip – 0.5 out of 3 mugs  

I gave this 0.5 as the taste is so bad that it best a slight nod for that reason only.  Rancid is a taste, right?

Post Consumption Impression – 0 out of 3 mugs  

Run forest, run!  I do not wish any root beer lover the miserable experience I have after just one ounce.   

Would I recommend this at 1.5 out of 12 mugs?

No way!  Never!  I am not sure how anyone could feel good about selling this product as root beer.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately this is just Berghoff's normal root beer with a vanity label. I am surprised you liked it so little, but that is the great thing about root beer, everyone has their own opinion!