Jones Soda Root Beer

Bottle and Label: Clear bottle and silver label. Typical for Jones but atypical for a root beer. There’s nothing particularly special about either

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, inverted cane  sugar, natural and artificial flavors,  caramel color, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate (as preservative)

Smell: The smell from the bottle is very artificial. It has a kind of maple syrupy smell to it. Very sweet and even medicinal

Carbonation: Medium-low carbonation that feels a bit flat for this brew

Color: Dark amber

Head: Very tall but fades quickly. Mostly fizz with not a lot of foam

Flavor: Odd. It is kind of fruity with a much stronger cream soda vibe than root beer. Also, it tastes fruity and has a pretty strong medicinal aftertaste.

Conclusion: I gave my wife a sip of this Jones Pure Cane Soda Root Beer while I was writing this review and she said, “That’s not root beer.” I agree. It really does not taste like root beer. Most root beers have at least some commonality in the flavor department. Maybe it’s the the licorice or wintergreen undertones that tie so many brews together. This brew just seems to be doing its own thing and still claiming the root beer label. If you want to try something different, give this a go. If you like your root beer to at least resemble root beer, I recommend spending your hard earned dough on something else.

RBR’s Grade- F

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4 thoughts on “Jones Soda Root Beer

    • Actually, if you took the time to read the whole review (all the way to the bottom) you would have noticed that I posted an “image credit” link. I used an image found through a Bing search rather than taking my own picture. You will also notice if you read the side bar of my blog that this is regularly how I find the pictures. The Jones Root Beer I reviewed was just as fresh as any other root beer you buy off the store shelves. The plain and simple fact is that, like any other type of review, root beer reviews are subjective. Sometimes people don’t like the same things you do and that’s okay. You go drink your Jones and I’ll go drink something else. Vote in the poll at the end of the review and let your voice be heard. The great thing about root beer is that there is something for everyone and not everyone has to agree on whether or not someone’s personal favorite is good. Thanks for reading and keeping things interesting!

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