Ingredients: Filtered Carbonated Water, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, benzoate of soda (preservative), citric acid
Smell: Smell from the bottle is fairly strong with a nice balance of wintergreen and licorice. The wintergreen smell becomes dominant when it is poured.
Carbonation: Medium carbonation that offers a nice bite and mouth-feel without overwhelming the flavor
Color: Dark amber
Head: Very tall and with a nice thick foam that lasts for a long time. This would be an excellent choice for a float!
Flavor: “Well balanced” and “classic” are the words I would choose to describe the flavor of this brew. The traditional root beer elements are all here with vanilla probably coming through as dominant and offering a nice, smooth flavor. There’s no bad aftertaste either.
Conclusion: After the last root beer I reviewed, this was a pleasant surprise. Lost Trail Root Beer doesn’t try and do anything fancy. This is just good solid root beer through and through. The taste is strong but smooth and would be good with a meal, a float, or just to sit and savor after a long day at work. Sometimes a brew gets high marks for succeeding at being different and sometimes a brew gets high marks for doing the classic formula better than almost everyone else. This brew is the latter. Good. Solid. Root Beer. Editor’s Choice.
RBR’s Grade- A- (Editor’s Choice)