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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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Reviews: 3
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
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)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 11-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 7
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Photo of canucksBC
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of pudoo
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ericj551
2.77/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of phys1028
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
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