Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) - Small Town Brewery
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I acquired this new oddity at the local beer store about a month or so ago and have been holding it down. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery. "Brewed by: Timothy A. Kovac and John J. Dopak, Wauconda IL 60084 for Small Town Brewery, LLC". Expectations are pretty high based on the hype surrounding this beer and it's current high ratings. My bottle lists a 10.00% abv.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Naturally, it pours a dark cola brown; nearly opaque in the glass. About one to two fingers of foamy khaki head that leaves nice spotty lacing. It looks very good.
S - Wow, the hype is real- this thing smells like a straight up can of root beer poured into a glass. Caramel, vanilla, sugar, & some noticeable carbonation / mustiness.
T - Wow, again. Like the others have said, there isn't a trace of the high 10.00% abv noticeable. This thing doesn't even really taste like a 'beer' at all, more like just a straight up alcoholic root beer. Caramel, vanilla, sugar, & carbonation. A dash of cinnamon / ginger / other spices are noticeable also.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy. Sugary & sticky. Mildly syrupy. Light-bodied with good carb.
Overall, it's delicious. The beer itself isn't very complex, but there is no denying that it tastes like a regular fresh delicious root beer soda. I have never made a float before, but this one would be a more than ideal contender. An extremely unique and delicious beer drinking experience. I'm very curious as to how this is brewed and spiced, and I look forward to trying more from Small Town Brewery.
Small Town Brewery Not Your Father's Root Beer ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 13:37:15 | More by mfnmbvp
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brown. Medium khaki head. Thin collar.
Smell - Smells like root beer. Lots of sugar. Vanilla. Has a vanilla extract aroma.
Taste - Sweet. Lots of spices. It's root beer. A little malty in the back. Lots and lots of vanilla.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.
Overall - It's loaded with vanilla. It's just root beer with alcohol. Way too sweet for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:26:11 | More by Alieniloquium
4.5/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's premium root beer. Looks like root beer, smells like root beer, feels like root beer, tastes like root beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Any qualities that resemble beer are hidden. How they brewed this beast is a mystery, but it is tasty, and no one can deny that.
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 17:47:26 | More by Trifecta1
Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) from Small Town Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.