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Not Your Father's Root Beer (19.5%) - Small Town Brewery

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (19.5%)
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BA SCORE
98
world-class

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.33%
Wants: 70
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Small Town Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  19.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-01-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a small mug at Bliss.

You have no idea how great the intrigue within me bubbled when I was told there was a 20% ABV hard root beer out there. I had to try it. It pours a clear dark garnet-brown topped by a healthy bit of sandy tan froth. The nose comprises...well, root beer: molasses, light maple syrup, light wintergreen, and mild cola. If there's as much alcohol in there as they tell me, I can't smell it. The taste brings in more of the same, though a hint of the booze finally makes itself known. Nothing detrimental to the taste, though. The body is a light medium, with a moderate (fizzy) carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a delicious root beer, one that shows what brewers can do when they put their minds to it.

TMoney2591, Apr 01, 2012
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Not Your Father's Root Beer (19.5%) from Small Town Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.