Baumeister Root Beer

Bottle and Label: Brown bottle and labels that are pretty nondescript. They get the job done but aren’t too exciting

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

Smell: Strong wintergreen smell from the bottle with a bit of a licorice hint as well. The licorice smell becomes more pronounced after being poured

Carbonation: Medium-High level of carbonation. A little more bite than most but not enough to hide the flavor. Overall, a good balance between carbonation and flavor

Color: Almost black

Head: Medium head that is lightly foamy and disappears quickly after being poured

Flavor: A very nice traditional root beer flavor here. Nothing fancy just straight up root beer with the traditional wintergreen and licorice flavors being very dominant. There’s also a strangely sweet aftertaste that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s almost like ginger but I’m not certain. It adds a nice bit of complexity to a pretty standard brew

Conclusion: As I am drinking this Baumeister Root Beer it is 103 degrees outside. Anything cold and carbonated tastes good in this heat. Okay, I jest, there are still some things that are terrible. However, even if it were the dead of winter this would still be a good brew. It’s got a nice traditional flavor with just enough complexity to help pull it above the mainstream root beers. The strong flavor would make this one a great pick for enjoying with a Labor Day BBQ. Go grab this one if you can find it. It’s tasty!

RBR’s Grade- B

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