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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 103
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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California

5/5  rDev +12.4%

06-22-2014 00:48:24 | More by imyourhero21
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.4%

06-22-2014 00:47:33 | More by Billy_Bars
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-21-2014 01:17:24 | More by BDeibs
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-31-2014 20:47:11 | More by Dolfan907
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Quackus

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-31-2014 13:11:20 | More by Quackus
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Svyturys30

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer almost every time I go to WOB. It is a beer that you can enjoy and try to pick up on all the tastes, or it is a beer that you can slam and will taste great either way.

A- Has that dark brown, almost motor oil color.

S- There is a sweet root beer aroma that this delectable beer leaves in your nose. This beer has a tan head that lingers for a while.

T- This beer is heaven in your mouth. I see that there is a picture of the beer in a bottle, but I haven't been able to find this beer anywhere, bottled (I know they were going through the process of obtaining a bottling permit, not sure if they obtained it or not). It tastes of a home made root beer that you can only find in diners down south.

M- This beer has a sticky feel to it, each and every drop sticks to your tongue and leaves behind an amazing root beer taste.

O- This beer is definitely one of my favorites. Now that I have seen a picture of a bottle of it on BA, I am determined to find it and stock my fridge with it! If you can find this beer in bottles or (if you can purchase) a keg, buy it, you won't be disappointed (that is if you like root beer).

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2014 14:42:29 | More by Svyturys30
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kif

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2014 04:14:22 | More by kif
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

05-24-2014 22:56:35 | More by Purp1eOne
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hagmic

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.4%

05-22-2014 14:00:10 | More by hagmic
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-21-2014 22:28:40 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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rjholcomb

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-11-2014 03:10:16 | More by rjholcomb
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

05-10-2014 12:01:06 | More by schmidtmattsays
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JackieAnton

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-01-2014 13:49:50 | More by JackieAnton
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stogirelli

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.4%

05-01-2014 00:00:49 | More by stogirelli
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chippo33

Vermont

5/5  rDev +12.4%

04-30-2014 05:19:23 | More by chippo33
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Redrover

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pints in Elmhurst. Served in a 9 oz snifter.

The beer is a mahogany-brown with a skim of off-white foam.

This smells like root beer. A bit of anise, liquorish and brown sugar. If I smelled it blind, I would never guess this is a beer.

The taste is like a very high-end artisanal soda. The root beer elements are extremely prominent and tasty. For a 10% beer there is virtually no alcohol heat. There is sassafras, vanilla and hint of toffee. This one could definitely sneak up on you. One of our group hardly ever drinks beer but liked this one so much she had two.

Mouth is pleasantly thickish with nice carbonation.

I could see this one as great dessert beer. In talking to the manager, he said this is one of their top five sellers which surprised me given their great tap choices but upon drinking it, I can now see why. Well Done!

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2014 14:23:21 | More by Redrover
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Lucky to try this at a tasting event in Memphis. I will simply echo what reviewers have said...this is ridiculous. I cannot believe this is 10% abv, I can't even believe its alcoholic. It tastes like really good craft root beer. Really sweet, not heavily carbonated. Wish I could buy this all the time, it's one of the most surprising beers I've ever tasted. Bravo.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2014 04:57:46 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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markcp

Iowa

4/5  rDev -10.1%

04-26-2014 17:48:47 | More by markcp
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GrumpyGirl

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

04-23-2014 18:51:20 | More by GrumpyGirl
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BrentLinkin

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.4%

04-20-2014 06:31:34 | More by BrentLinkin
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carmike813

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-18-2014 04:25:08 | More by carmike813
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-17-2014 03:04:31 | More by Quattrofiend
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TheKmac

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-16-2014 01:41:00 | More by TheKmac
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

04-14-2014 20:57:45 | More by Immortal6pack
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) from Small Town Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.