Monday, May 29, 2017

Reading Draft - #85, 4.7 out of 12

Reading Soda Works produces 13 soda flavors in glass bottles.  They desire a true “old-fashioned” feel combined with a Pennsylvania Dutch taste.  They produced handcrafted soda since 1921 and continued without interruption at its original location.  They carbonate the soda 1n Grundy Tanks that contain a carbonation stone that adds carbonation under low pressure.  Besides cane sugar, some say they add Splenda.


Triple filtered carbonated water, pure cane sugar, natural and/or artificial flavors, Carmel color, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness)

Nutrition 12 oz. serving (from the bottle)

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

Aroma and Flavor – 1.0 out of 3 mugs

The brew at very little aroma.  At first drink there is an off aftertaste I could not place.  The sugar level is balance yet my mouth was dry after the first sip.  I am not a fan of the overall taste, very little vanilla, caramel or root flavor.

Head – 1.5 out of 3 mugs  

There is a full head that dissipates quickly. 

Zip – 1.2 out of 3 mugs  

There is a sensation of odd flavors in this well balanced carbonated beverage.  It is almost hard to call a root beer.

Post Consumption Impression – 1.0 out of 3 mugs  

While I wanted this to be better, it is just not to my liking.  It was almost a little over fermented (if that is possible).  There is a bitter aftertaste that was not very pleasing.

Would I recommend this at 4.7 out of 12 mugs?

It is unique, and you may want to try the brew.  I was not able to finish the entire bottle, so start cautiously.


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