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Root Beer

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Which root beer would you say is the best you have tried? I actually just tried this one out called "Natural Brew", and it's pretty much the best I have tried.
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  2. pica

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    My brother bought me a 4-pack of Sprecher Root Beer. Fantastic. They also make Cream Soda too.
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    Sioux City is pretty good stuff.
  4. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Mug is good enough for me. I've never tried any fancier root beers, but I may try some now.
  5. matante

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    I don't know where to find them. I can always find Virgil's, which is good, and occasionally Henry Weinhardt's, but that's it.
  6. Super Hans

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    Barq's has always been my favorite. Virgil's is good too, though I like their other flavors better.
  7. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

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    I was certain that Majormetal would find root beer in a GREEN bottle!
  8. iamlowsound

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    I really like Dad's Root Beer. I have been thinking about making my own for some time. My grandma used to make it and it was fantastic.

    lowsound
  9. bluesblaster

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    Lots of good ones out there, I once had some home made from a home brewer that was excellent.
  10. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

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    Mug is my least favorite of what I tried. Barq's is better. But I like A&W out of those three.

    Tried Virgil's. Liked it. Tried some Maine-made root beer, can't remember the brand- that was much more spicy.
  11. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    most of the 'Popular commercial brands" are not actually root beer and they are basically caramel colored sugar water

    If the ingredients do not contain

    Sassafras albidum
    Smilax regelii
    Smilax glyciphylla
    Glycyrrhiza glabra
    Aralia nudicaulis
    Manihot esculenta

    or a variation of the above then it isn't ROOT Beer

    Ever heard of Charles Hires? that's the guy who formulated and brought the first commercial root beer to market

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    A&W Root Beer, Dad's Root Beer, Mug Root Beer, Barq's (all the large brands) no longer contain the actual ingredients needed to actually be a ROOT beer

    Virgils is one of my favorites widely available

    it contains: cane sugar and a number of natural spices, including anise, licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, sweet birch, molasses, nutmeg, pimento berry oil (allspice), balsam oil, and cassia oil .

    Natural Brew is another one...it contains: Filtered Water, Sugar, Bourbon Vanilla Extract, Anise, Licorice ROOT, Birch Oil, and Wintergreen oil..

    but i suggest you also try

    Maine Root
    Boylans Root Beer
    Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Root Beer
    Mystic Seaport

    as they actually contain ingredients that classify them as "ROOT' Beer

    enjoy
  12. 3234718

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    Boylans is good stuff. I rarely drink soda but occasionally I go to a pizza place that carries boylans.
  13. pedroims

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    Whats the difference between coca cola and root beer , other than flavor seems to me that is the same thing.
  14. PAC

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    I don't know if anyone would remember DOG & SUDS. They were a hot dog burger joint. Great root beer. They shuttered here 30 years ago?

    Paul
  15. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

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    Maine Root was probably the one I referenced. Definitely a whole different flavor.

    It is interesting how the "major" brands taste pretty different compared to the Coke-Pepsi, 7-up-Sierra Mist, etc.
  16. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    I found one in Norther Lower Michigan! I think it's in Montague. We passed it on the highway a few years ago and did a U-turn!
  17. Richland123

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    I like Dad's and Stewart's is good. As far as Dog 'n' Suds Root Beer, I just saw it for sale in Big Lots.

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  18. Riverrunsred

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    IBC is pretty tasty. I remember Frostie, that was good stuff.
  19. ProgRocker

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    IBC is definitely my favorite. They make an excellent Cream Soda too.
  20. Snakeman1066

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    Well if we are talking real root beer....see my Post

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