Sunday, March 12, 2017

Natural Brew - #76 reviewed, 7 out of 12

Born in the summer of 1994, the brew was specially formulated to meet the consumer's need for a quality-crafted carbonated beverage. Through the use of old-fashioned micro-brewing techniques to bring out the robust flavor of all key ingredients.  It is brewed in small batches allowing the ingredients to blend together forming a full, rich flavor, free from any artificial additives or preservatives.  The root beer supposedly is made from a rich mix vanilla, anise, sarsaparilla, licorice root, birch and other flavors.


Sparkling filtered water, evaporated cane juice, natural flavors, bourbon vanilla extract, anise, sarsaparilla, licorice root, birch oil, wintergreen oil, caramel color, and phosphoric acid.

Nutrition 12 oz. serving (from the bottle)

170 Calories
10 mg Sodium.
43 g (14%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 2 out of 3 mugs

The aroma is minimal and the first sip I was impressed.  That slowly evolved into confusion.  There was vanilla, yet licorice, wintergreen, possible birch with a little honey.  Hard to place this beverage into a root beer as it was not lime a flavored coke.  There is an earthy aftertaste.

Head – 1.25 out of 3 mugs  

Average head that was slow to dissipate. 

Zip – 2 out of 3 mugs  

This is a rich and full beverage.  The flavors are a little muted with the higher carbonation. 

Post Consumption Impression – 1.75 out of 3 mugs  

I liked it, but did not love it.  The more I consumed the less intrigued I became.  It really has wonderful flavors with what appears to be a Coke base.

Would I recommend this at 7 out of 12 mugs?

If you desire a full body cola, this is very good.  If you want a root beer, you may not like the brew.  I would certainly purchase this again, but very selective when I consume the brew.


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