Bottle and Label: Brown bottle with a red label featuring a cowboy being bucked off a mean looking bull
Ingredients: Carbonated Filtered Water, Real Sugar, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Caramel Color, Citric Acid and Sodium Benzoate as a preservative
Smell: Excellent traditional root beer smell from the bottle with strong licorice hints. After being poured wintergreen becomes the dominant smell. This is a fine smelling brew and should be on your short list if smell is a big factor in you enjoying a root beer
Carbonation: Moderately low level of carbonation. The brew feels smooth without being flat
Color: Almost black in color. This is one of the darker colored brews I have seen
Head: Wow. The head on this brew is non existent. When I poured it in my frosted mug there was literally no foam
Flavor: My first thought when I tasted this was, “Wow! This brew is really sweet.” Overall, the flavor here is very traditional. The dominant flavor is licorice, but it is not overpowering. This is definitely a brew that goes heavier on the sweetner than most (real sugar in this case) but it still tastes good, avoids any bad aftertaste, and avoids the syrupy feel of many mainstream brands. To put in bluntly, this brew tastes like root beer.
Conclusion: Buckin’ Root Beer from Jackson Hole Soda Co. is a solid brew. It’s biggest downside is the complete lack of head. The flavor of this brew is one that should appeal to just about anyone. I found myself really enjoying it. This is the kind of root beer you will want to keep handy for guests or for hot summer days when you want something cool to drink. With Memorial Day on the horizon this would be a great root beer to pick up for a BBQ or to take to a parade. The smooth, sweet flavor of this brew makes it easy to recommend for anyone who enjoys a solid root beer.
RBR’s Grade- B