This brew is from Boston, Massachusetts. Prospect Hill Beverages, LLC reintroduced Tower Root Beer to the New England area using the original family recipe. Originally bottled and distributed by Prospect Hill Bottling and Soda Water Co., Tower Root Beer was first established in Somerville, MA in 1914. Dominick Cusolito, who immigrated to the United States from Salina, Italy and settled in the Boston area, established Prospect Hill Bottling and Soda Water Co. with his brother Felix and cousin Joe. After World War II, Domenick's sons, Richard, Jack and Paul, assumed the responsibility for the management and operation of the family business through the 1970's. After a 30-year absence from the market, Larry Cusolito is heading up a third generation of the family, reintroducing Tower Root Beer and other premium soft drinks to the New England region. There is an interesting video about the company, supposedly shot in the 1940s.
So it is time for the review. (Click here for information on the rating criteria and a table of all the root beer tested or to be tested.)
Pure carbonated water, 100% Cane Sugar, Natural and/or Artificial Flavor Extracts, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (preservative)
Nutrition 12 oz. serving (from the bottle)
35 mg Sodium.
45 g (14%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine
Aroma and Flavor – 0.5 out of 3 mugs
The aroma is sweet but the taste is more of a mild sweat. Yes, it was hard to enjoy the entire beverage. There were some really funky flavors I could not place not enjoyed. I would compare it to a very sweet flat and soda.
Head – 0.5 out of 3 mugs
What head as it was gone as quickly as it appeared with very fine bubbles.
Zip – 1.25 out of 3 mugs
The highest score in this review was not because I liked the brew, because it had such an odd flavor mix it deserved a few extra nods.
Post Consumption Impression – 1.25 out of 3 mugs
This was not enjoyable. I have not completed a review in some time and was hoping for a very smooth and flavorful beverage. I did not find it in the Boston Tower Old Fashioned Root Beer.
Would I recommend this at 3.5 out of 12 mugs?
I would not take the time to try the brew if you desire a flavorful and satisfying brew.