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Tag: 4/5

This rating is reserved for products that are, on the whole, good. While not quite the best in their league, they are leaps and bounds ahead of others in the category.

Abita

Abita reminds me of a completely different century. If I had to suggest a time frame that Abita’s design sourced from, it would certainly be the early 1800s, and maybe even the late 1700s. I think this has a lot to do with the Fleur De Lis emblem, as well as the ribbon like label. Abita comes straight from Louisiana, so this makes sense given the relation with France. Then again all of those initial impressions are really a matter of taste. Speaking of, for a few reasons that will become somewhat clear in this review, I am really hoping…

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Virgil’s Bavarian Nutmeg Special Edition

I’ve reviewed Virgil’s regular brew, and their zero sugar offering with wildly different ratings. Nevertheless, Virgil’s is known for their past award winning brew, and is widely thought of being one of the best overall root beers around. When I saw this bottle at Whole Foods, I couldn’t let it go. It wasn’t cheap either. If I’m recalling correctly, one bottle of this was equal to an entire pack of Virgil’s. I hope it’s worth it. I’m not entirely sure if the Bavarian nutmeg special edition is any different than the original micro-brew. That would be an interesting and disappointing…

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Blue Sky

Blue Sky has been recommended to me as the pinnacle of easily available, affordable root beer; gourmet without the scarcity, if you will. Well, I’ve been putting it off in favor of more obscure brews, but now I’m here to give it a try. As I’ve said in the past, I have a predisposition against canned root beers. Plus, based on past reviews that brand themselves as creamy, I feel like I’m in the right to be wary. Nevertheless, this is the most highly recommended brew, so I have to give it a fair shake. Okay, let’s go! Creamy Root…

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Polar

The brew that I’m about to try, Polar, dates its establishment to 1882. I’m excited to see if despite all the marvels of modern technology, something claiming to be so old can wrestle with the rest of these younger generation root beers. I’ve heard of Polar before, but I’ve never had the opportunity to give it a try. That changes, today. I have a strange feeling that it’s going to be a classic drink—something that I can really sink my taste buds into. Polar Bears: Expert Crafters of Root Beer? With a tall neck, clear bottle, and an attractive, dark luscious…

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