Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dublin Texas Root Beer (#44 - Rated 10.2 out of 12)

Dublin Bottling Works originated in 1891, but before that in Waco, Texas, Wade Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store pharmacist Charles Alderton realized customers loved the smell of the soda fountain. He invented a drink and it was named Dr Pepper.  Eventually, Bill Kloster, who operated on instinct made Dr, Pepper a top 10 producer in per capita consumption.  The media called him “Mr. Dr Pepper.” 

At one time, economics encouraged the use of other sweeteners to replace pure cane sugar in exchange for less expensive corn sweeteners.  Some Dr. Pepper plants did, Bill refuses.  That was against the high standards Mr. Kloster had for a beverage.  

Bill was always at the Dr Pepper plant. In 1995, his wife of 54 years passed.  Bill died suddenly on Sept. 27, 1999, after a full day at the bottling plant.  History says they still do the quality beverage over economics today.  Yet Dr. Pepper is no longer in their product line. 

Ingredients: Carbonated water, pure cane sugar, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), phosphoric acid, citric acid.

Nutrition 12 oz serving (from the bottle)

160 Calories
30 mg Sodium.
42g (14%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 2.8 out of 3 mugs

The initial aroma is a sweet root beer.  There is a slight wintergreen hint.  Overall, I was anxious to try this brew upon opening.  At the first sip, I immediately thought lovers of Dr. Pepper would like this brew.  Smooth creamy beverage with a hint of caramel and a slight licorice favor.  I really enjoyed the beverage!

Head – 2.4 out of 3 mugs  

The head is golden and frothy.  It dissipated average speed to be totally eliminated.

Zip – 2.5 out of 3 mugs  

The carbonation is where this gets most of the zip.  A blend of spices that is both notable and similar to those typically found in the most common root beers.  While this scored a little higher, it is a typical root beer zip.

Post Consumption Impression – 2.5 out of 3 mugs  

The carbonization and sodium is a little high for my overall enjoyment.  Yet I really rated this high.  I enjoyed it more after each drink and when I was completed, I was looking to see if there was a second bottle hidden in the refrigerator.  No luck.  Oh well, I will not hesitate to purchase this again.
Would I recommend this at 10.2 out of 12 mugs?

I would suggest trying the beverage.  While I enjoyed the beverage very much, it was also very commercial root beer similarities in carbonization and flavor.  Although they did it using pure cane sugar.

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