Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Big E Root Beer

Delightful Dessert Root Beer 

Pours with a bit of a head. Evokes the sharp sense of a Root Beer Candy smell. Amply sweetened with pure cane sugar. A veritable kaleidoscope of flavor with an aftertaste identified here as clove and wintergreen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Q Ginger 

Superior Ginger Ale?

Mildly sharp ginger with a blend of other interesting spices like coriander, cardamom, and cayenne. Lightly sweetened with Agave. Mild effervescence. No visible particulates. While I generally complain about soft drinks being overly sweet, this may be not sweet enough for my tastes. I'm going to have to grab some food to accompany this. brb...

Ahh, yes. Q Ginger needs to be paired with food (something with protein and fats - I tried it with a tuna melt) and in this context it really sings. Four out of five stars.

100 Calories and 24 grams of sugar (agave) per 12 ounces.

Bottled by Q Tonic, Brooklyn, NY and available online and at retailers searchable at Amazon has 8 ounce bottles for $2.75 per. I found this 24 ounce bottle at my local grocer for $7.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bedford's Root Beer

A Cola masquerading as Root Beer

Upon opening, a mild aroma, evocative of molasses. Minimal head. Syrup like texture of a cherry-cola. I enjoyed this with a mild Turkey-Chili. Feels like it grew out of a Cane Sugar Cola paradigm. Three out of five stars

180 Calories and 44 grams of sugar (pure cane sugar) per 12 ounce bottle.

Bottled by Orca Beverage, Mukilteo, WA and available online at for $40 per 12-pack