Product details: 12 fl. oz. Durango Soda Company Inc., Durango, Colorado. 159 calories, 43g sugar. Glass bottle with twist off top. http://www.zuberfizz.com
Ingredients: Triple-Filtered Carbonated Water, Pure Cane Sugar, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Caramel Color, Gum Arabic, Phosphoric Acid and Sodium Benzoate.
My thoughts: It's been a few months since my last root beer, so I was hoping to return with an übergetränk, and I thought with a name like Zuberfizz, how could I go wrong? "Zuber" sounds exciting and powerful, while "fizz" sounds...well...fizzy.
Flavor-wise, it's strong, but artificial. I can't taste much except the rooty flavor, with nary a hint of spices except for a lingering minty aftertaste. Not bad, but nothing special. It's also a little bit sugary syrup tasting, not particularly bad, but again, nothing special. The carbonation starts out just about right, but as I drank my way through the bottle, the fizz fizzled out. Is it "creamy" smooth like the label suggests? Sure, but nothing extraordinary.
In the end, my übergetränk ended up being a mittelmäßiggetränk, neither exceeding nor lagging behind your garden variety, grocery store root beers.