Before I even start the official review, I have a few issues. First, the label (seen below) lists this as 2.5 servings per bottle. Each serving is 8 ounces and it is a 12-ounce bottle. I hope they are better at making root beer than proof reading. They also must be sensitive about the words used. Most manufacturers are just calling High Fructose Corn Syrup just that, although this maker stated “sweetener” as opposed to “syrup”.
I could not find any information on this brew on the web. No history or background. The bottle says established 2014. I also only found one other review. Before I start, let me say I have had this twice (extra bottle around) and each time, I dumped it. Not for the review, I will do my best not to be swayed by the past two strikes. I am not looking forward to this!
Now for the official root beer review. (Click here for information on the rating criteria and a table of all the root beer tested or to be tested.)
Ingredients: water, sugar and High Fructose Corn Sweetener, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative) and natural flavors.
Nutrition 8 oz serving (from the bottle)
30 mg Sodium.
29g (15%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine
Aroma and Flavor – 0 out of 3 mugs
Zip – 0.5 out of 3 mugs
I gave this 0.5 as the taste is so bad that it best a slight nod for that reason only. Rancid is a taste, right?
Post Consumption Impression – 0 out of 3 mugs
Run forest, run! I do not wish any root beer lover the miserable experience I have after just one ounce.
Would I recommend this at 1.5 out of 12 mugs?
No way! Never! I am not sure how anyone could feel good about selling this product as root beer.