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