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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) - Small Town Brewery

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%)Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%)

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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 135
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Small Town Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-29-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

cd34, Oct 14, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +0.9%

arum93, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

dleiner, Oct 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Hanan, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

AaronOp, Oct 03, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -9.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Jensen83, Sep 24, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +7.1%

Shabbythesealion, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from a growler by my buddy @getalegup at Jester King's Zwanze Day. I'm going to be real simple with this one.

Appearance: Looks like root beer.

Nose: Smells just like root beer.

Taste: Literally, it tastes just like root beer.

Mouthfeel: Once again, root beer.

Overall: I honestly can't think of a better way to explain this beer. It's root beer with alcohol, though you can't even taste the alcohol, or at least I couldn't. If you like root beer, you will love this beer. If not, then you probably won't like it. That's all there is to it. Since I love root beer, this is easily one of the best beers I've ever had.

cultclassic89, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Getalegup, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

ystazi, Sep 20, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +6.2%

blavod, Sep 20, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -2.9%

tmryan21, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

ToddBeans, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Matthew607, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

I was in Chicago last week for some training for work. Me and my co-workers stopped by Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch restaurant and I saw, "Not Your Father's Root Beer" on the menu and decided to give it a try. I was glad I ordered a glass of it! This brew is incredibly tasty. The version I was served was the 10% ABV. Like several of the other reviews have stated, you do not taste the alcohol at all. The flavor is a delicious creamy/sweet root beer flavor. The root beer flavor reminded me of a freshly poured A&W root beer served at the root beer stand. This is in contrast to say a flavor like a Barq's or MUG root beer. The creaminess and hints of vanilla come through slightly at the finish. I highly recommend trying this excellent beer if you get the chance. Looking at the Small Town Brewery's website, it appears that it is only available in Illinois. With me being in Ohio, I am hoping to find a local place that can order some for me. Small Town Brewery really should consider a wider distribution than just within Illinois. I am sure it would be a big success wherever it is sold.

D-12, Sep 13, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +9.4%

Brams17, Sep 12, 2014
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4.99/5  rDev +11.4%

Can not give anything a perfect score because there is always room for improvement but this beer is exactly what u think it is 10% abv and tastes just like Root Beer! It is really sweet with strong sarsaparilla and vanilla. you have to remind people that there is alcohol in it.

Ryan42, Sep 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -77.7%

Shane95007, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Had this on tap in Chicago last spring. Incredible root beer flavor-couldn't tell it was anything other than root beer. Very sweet, and a heavy hitter if you're not careful.

Hermanater, Sep 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

pinsleric, Sep 07, 2014
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Davit, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

DFlynn, Sep 05, 2014
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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) from Small Town Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.