Sunday, October 2, 2016

Naturally Crafted Root Beer (US Foods) (#49 - Rated 6.75 out of 12)

Naturally Crafted Root Beer (#49)

This brew is made by US Foods.  The bottle states it is made in Illinois, but US Foods is worldwide and most likely having several bottling locations.  The web had very little background on this brand.  So right to the review.

Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, natural flavors (vanilla, anise, sweet birch, cassia and nutmeg) caramel color, and citric acid.

Nutrition 12 oz serving (from the bottle)

200 Calories
10 mg Sodium.
51g (17%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 1.75 out of 3 mugs

Upon opening the bottle, I thought his was maple syrup like?  At first drink, it was enjoyable at first but the more I consumed, the less enjoyment I found.
Head – 1.75 out of 3 mugs  

The head is rather foamy and nice.  Very small bubbles with average dissipation.    

Zip – 1.5 out of 3 mugs  

There is little or no zip to this brew.  It is very sweet and almost has a syrup sensation going down.  The spice mix is interesting, but overpowered in sweetness.  The carbonation is on the lower middle side.

Post Consumption Impression – 1.75 out of 3 mugs  

At 200 calories for 12 ounces and the highest sugar content I have tested to date, that is a letdown.  Many soda’s load the drink with sugar or sodium, thick generally creates a general like for the average consumer. 
Would I recommend this at 6.75 out of 12 mugs?

This is not a beverage I would avoid or seek out.  I suggest giving it a try, but only so you can gain your own opinion.


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