Hard Root Beer | Sprecher Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a fermented malt beverage, meaning it is pretty much beer, but it tastes just like root beer. The 5% ABV brew has a tinge on malt flavor on the finish; other than that it tastes just like soda.

Added by joe1510 on 06-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,545
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
231
pDev:
23.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is the classic root beer aroma. Taste is root beer, vanilla, molasses, a bit on the sweet side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Jlang2012
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeymourDunn
2.94/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deonreds
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caskaway
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
1/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.01/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: lovely dark nearly opaque brown. Big foamy tan head.
Smell: rich root beer.
Taste: rich, tasty root beer. Simple, nothing fancy but as advertised, a damn fine hard root beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tan 1 finger head, and the color of -surprise!- root beer. The head actually does stay at about 1/2 finger, and doesn't fizzle out like the majority of the candy beers.

Smells like imitation vanilla, sassafras, vanilla bean, wet cardboard and alcohol. It's not bad, just not really stand-out.

This one actually manages to taste somewhat like a beer. It starts off mega sweet, with natural vanilla, lavender, and herbed spices, but there's this fruity element - citrus/marshmallow - something like that, and then it fades into barley malt, leaving a malty, semi-sweet finish.

The feel is carbonated and somewhat chalky, but still drinkable. The finish isn't great, either but it's good enough to keep drinking.

Overall, I don't know how to feel about Alcohol Root Beers, but this one is pretty decent. It actually feels like I'm drinking a beer and not just an alcoholic beverage - most just taste like root beer with shots of vodka dumped in. Not the case here. This one was slow brewed (you can tell), and a lot of soul was put into it. I'd have it again.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.92/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McHenry
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shreyas
4.26/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JimNeedsBrew
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Does have a decent root beer taste and finishes malty but with a bitterness which is not welcome for a dessert beer. Mouth feel is smooth, creamy, slightly heavy.

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
2.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EFR94
2.74/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.55/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M1k3y
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hard Root Beer from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 231 ratings