Avery’s Root Beer

Bottle and Label: Clear bottle with white label and blue letters. Not especially creative, but it works since most bottles are brown with brownish labels so this one does stand out

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, high fructose corn sweetener and sugar, caramel color,  natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, gum acacia, preserved with sodium benzoate

Smell: The smell from the bottle is very sweet with wintergreen and hints of honey. Once poured the wintergreen smell becomes even stronger and some licorice scents are present

Carbonation: Low level of carbonation but enough to keep it from tasting flat. This is one of the smoother brews I have had in awhile and the lack of bubbles really allow the flavors to come through

Color: Very dark amber

Head: Very short head that dissipates very quickly. Almost no foam at all

Flavor: This brew has a smooth smell and a smooth flavor. The flavor is a bit on the weak side, but it is still nicely balanced with honey and vanilla flavors offering a very smooth and enjoyable taste. The low level of carbonation makes it possible to savor the flavors that would otherwise have been impossible to discern if the brew had been overly carbonated

Conclusion: If you like a smooth root beer I think you would really enjoy Avery’s Root Beer. The pleasant smell and enjoyable balance of flavors make this one easy to sip on a quiet evening at home. You probably won’t like this if you prefer licorice flavor in your root beer or a stronger flavored brew with heavier carbonation. This is the kind of brew you need to drink without any other foods because the flavor is more delicate and could easily be overwhelmed. That said, it’s still a solid brew and definitely worth looking at if you like smooth root beers

RBR’s Grade- B

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