In December of 2000, two fireman named Rob and Ed started their own beverage company called Fireman's Brew. They were sitting on a hillside extinguishing a brush fire above the Glendale Mountains. They desired a brew to quench their dry mouths. These two hail from the Los Angeles area and proceeded to make beer, and of course root beer. A portion of their proceeds is donated to "The Fallen Firefighters Foundation", which is located in Emmetsburg, Maryland. The tagline is “Extinguish your thirst”.
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: Artesian spring water, pure cane sugar, caramel color, natural flavors, and citric acid.
Nutrition 12 oz serving (from the bottle)
25 mg Sodium.
45g (15%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine
Aroma and Flavor – 2.2 out of 3 mugs
Immediate aroma when opened is primarily wintergreen with a licorice accent. These two are not my favorite combination, so I was thinking I would be disappointed. I was not although it was not one of the best as I like more caramel and vanilla (only a slight hint). Overall it is generic and middle of the road root beer that should appeal to many people.
Head – 1.8 out of 3 mugs
The head was average. Took a while to fully dissipate. The bubbles were larger than average yet they are not thick enough to notice when drinking the beverage.
Zip – 2.1 out of 3 mugs
The carbonation is medium, not to strong. Nice blend. I believe the zip comes from the sodium? I also have a hard time getting all the flavors, as I know they are there, but the carbonation dominates the mild flavor mix.
Post Consumption Impression – 2.3 out of 3 mugs
This is a good beverage that will be enjoyed by many, but hard to believe it is a favorite go to root beer for anyone.
Would I recommend this at 8.4 out of 12 mugs?
I would recommend you try the beverage. I think you will find it satisfying. It is not want you want to crave, but certainly fills the root beer spot. Like they say, extinguish your thirst.