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Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: canucklehead on 11-25-2011)
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Photo of phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-05-2014 04:00:24 | More by phys1028
Photo of pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2012 20:54:31 | More by pudoo
Photo of fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2011 17:12:05 | More by fizzyted
Photo of canucksBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-06-2011 01:03:43 | More by canucksBC
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance. Pours a hazy, dirty brown with a little amber and only a little light getting through. Just a small off-white head.

Smell. Yes, it does smell like rootbeer. A little toasty malt and yeast getting through, but rootbeer is certainly the predominant.

Taste. Unsweetened rootbeer with a little light malts. Not bad, actually. Different for sure.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with medium low carbonation.

Overall. Better than I thought it would taste. The lack of very much sweetness was great. Worth trying.

11-27-2011 02:24:03 | More by Rutager
Photo of ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

The bottle caught my eye, but I almost passed this beer up until I noticed the Lebowski quote on the label. The beer pours a deep brown with a nice lacing. The aroma is licorice, maybe some anise, and some wintergreen. Spices dominate the flavor as well, with some chocolatey malt popping up. There is a slight toasted maltiness in the finish, with a hint of nutmeg. Overall this is an interesting beer, but not one I want to drink a lot of.

11-26-2011 09:01:18 | More by ericj551
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

Pretty cool idea , combine a rootbeer with a brown ale and have a balanced dark ale with rootbeer notes on the nose and the finish. It works becuase it tastes like a beer rather than a sweet rootbeer with alcohol. The rootbeer flavours pop in and out of the beer flavours and frankly I liked the combo. Easy to drink and fully an original style.

11-25-2011 00:29:26 | More by canucklehead
Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.