Sunday, July 24, 2016

Towne Club Root Beer (#45 - Rated 8.0 out of 12)

This is a brand out of Michigan made with real cane sugar.  It originated in 1960 as a low cost alternative to the main brands.  While once a thriving business, it has dwindled and many articles assume it will phase out entirely in time. 

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

Nutrition 16 oz serving (from the bottle)

180 Calories
40 mg Sodium.
50g (18%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 2.2 out of 3 mugs

There is very little aroma upon opening the screw top.  Yes that is right, a screw top. 
At first taste I believed this was a pleasant taste, but nothing special.  Much like Ramblin Root Beer with a sweet mid-range body.  It is sweet, that is for sure.  The flavor is hard to match, which gives it a higher score. 

Head – 1.4 out of 3 mugs  

The head is small with very fine bubbles that dissipated slowly.  There is little or no remnant after 30 seconds.

Zip – 2.1 out of 3 mugs  

The overall carbonation and flavor are pleasing.  Nothing great.  I really believe this is not intended to be a fine brew, but a commercial cane sugar brew that is above average.

Post Consumption Impression – 2.3 out of 3 mugs  

This is a commercial style beverage I would purchase again.  It would be good on a hot summer day when you just wants a refreshing beverage or with a bratwurst.  This is not a social drinking root beer, in my opinion.

Would I recommend this at 8.0 out of 12 mugs?

The more I consumed, the more I liked the beverage.  Not enough to raise the score, but again, if you grilled some bratwursts and it is a hot day, grab a Towne Club and round out a great meal!

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