Dang! That’s Good Root Beer

Dang! That's Good Root Beer

Bottle and Label: Dark brown bottle with a nice, minimalist label. The label is simple, but effective and the bright orange circle makes it easy to spot on a crowded shelf

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Sweetener, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, and Sodium Benzoate (A Preservative)

Smell: Mild wintergreen smell from the bottle with some very light licorice hints that continues after being poured

Carbonation: Extremely light level of carbonation makes this brew very smooth but also a bit on the flat side. I didn’t notice much carbonation on my tongue and only really felt it as I started to swallow

Color: Very dark brown and nontransparent

Head: Nonexistent head when poured into a frosted mug

Flavor:  This brew has a smooth, sweet, and traditional flavor. It is very inoffensive and maybe even a little bland when compared to most brews. It has a just a bit of a syrupy texture but it is barely noticeable. The brew does not leave any bad aftertaste and is easy to come back to for another drink

Conclusion: Dang! That’s Good Root Beer is good, but it is certainly not great. I would say it is good on the same level as the best of the mainstream brands, A&W. It does not really have anything going for it to distinguish it from the pack, nor is it particularly bad so there is nothing about it to merit a below average rating. It is simply an average brew in just about every department. This would be an easy one to serve at a gathering because it has a flavor that people who typically just drink mainstream brands would like. This is one of those brews with a catchy name that suggests there might be something about it that is different, but ultimately it is just an average brew.

RBR’s Grade- C


One thought on “Dang! That’s Good Root Beer

  1. RE: Ingredients
    They took the high fructose corn syrup out, went back to sugar.
    Bravo Dang! I don’t know why we ever decided it was a smart idea to put this “high fructose corn syrup” in our foods in the first place! I’m not pro organic, but i certainly am against pesticides, cancer causing agents and things made from mutated corn – ethanol..
    This rootbeer tastes awesome, pours nicely and chills very well. I also like their energy drinks and they actually listen to the consumers that buy rootbeer!! At around $1.00 a bottle you can’t go wrong with this product!

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