Monday, October 29, 2012
Dominion root beer
Made with Pure Honey
No high fructose corn syrup
Available On Tap or In Bottles"
Product details: 12 fl. oz. Brewed and bottled by Old Dominion Brewing Co. 170 calories, 42g sugar. Glass bottle with twist off top. www.olddominion.com
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Honey, Root Beer Extract #214, Root Beer Extract #79-400, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate - a preservative, Yucca, Vanilla.
My thoughts: Smells pungent, sort of like souring root beer mixed with a hint of old gym socks. Then again, sense of smell has never been a strong suit of mine. Doesn't really taste any better. I can't help but wonder if the buck on the label took a piss in the root beer vat. The flavor quickly dissipates and the ridiculously strong carbonation -besides feeling unpleasantly prickly on my tongue- leaves behind the dreaded soda water taste. Sweetness is nice and doesn't leave an overly sugary film in my mouth. Alas, this is not worth drinking and I wouldn't even give it to people that I don't like. Save your taste buds and drink something else. Anything really. Like battery acid.* Or drain cleaner.** Or the stuff in the bottom of the port-a-potty after a sporting event.***
*Please don't really do this. I was being facetious.
**Seriously, don't do this either. Really.
***But you should maybe try this out. However, I'm not liable for anything that happens to you afterward.