Bottle and Label: Bottle is brown with no raised lettering. The label is brown with two bulldogs on it. It is easy to spot on a crowded shelf.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, cane sugar, honey, maltodextrin, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate, real vanilla, phosphoric acid, salt
Smell: Moderate root beer smell with a hint of honey
Carbonation: This brew has a medium level of carbonation that gives it just enough bite to let you know you are drinking a carbonated beverage
Color: When poured in a glass the root beer is dark brown, almost as dark as coffee
Head: Bulldog has a good head of foam when poured and I know from previous experience that this is one of my personal favorites for root beer floats
Flavor: This root beer has outstanding flavor. It has the right mix of smoothness and carbonation to set it apart from brews that fall too far on one side or the other. It has a great, traditional root beer, flavor with a hint of honey. This hint of honey eliminates any bitterness that some brews leave behind and helps make Bulldog smooth from start to finish.
Conclusion: There is no question that this is a quality beverage. It should be on your short list of root beer brews. The great mix of smoothness and carbonation, the classic flavor with hints of honey, and the lack of bitterness all combine to make this highly recommended to all who enjoy fine root beers. If you ever see this in a store, don’t hesitate; buy it and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
RBR’s Grade- A (Editor’s Choice!)