Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by canucklehead on 11-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
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 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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Old Sarsaparilla Root Beer Style Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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