Judge Wapner Root Beer

Bottle and Label: Unique label featuring the mug of a guy I assume to be Judge Wapner. Easy to spot on a shelf or in a cooler

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Cane sugar, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sodium Benzoate

Smell: Mild wintergreen smell from the bottle with a nice hint of vanilla. Once poured the smell becomes somewhat bitter with more of a molasses vibe

Carbonation: Nicely balanced carbonation that provides a good bite without overpowering the flavor and without feeling flat

Color: Dark brown, almost black

Head: Medium head that is very fizzy and long lasting

Flavor: The flavor is mostly wintergreen and licorice. It is pretty inoffensive, but also nothing especially impressive. It also leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste

Conclusion: Judge Wapner Root Beer is the definition of an average brew. The average flavor and slightly unpleasant aftertaste are what keep this brew from moving ahead of the pack. That said, the foamy head would make this a fine choice for a root beer float. The vanilla in the float would also help smooth out the aftertaste. This would probably be a fine brew for most people and would work well with a meal since the flavor is not one that you will want to savor by itself.

RBR’s Grade- C


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