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.
Let’s see what the review holds, shall we? (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, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate (preservative), citric acid, and phosphoric acid.
Nutrition 16 oz serving (from the bottle)
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!