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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.

Chowning’s Tavern

I found Chowning’s Tavern at a local craft candy and pop store and safely acquired it, and a few other brews that I’ll be reviewing next. It’s a very interesting looking root beer, and I’m excited to try something new. Experience Colonial Williamsburg As I mentioned, the label on this bottle is really interesting. It definitely captures the colonial tavern artistic style, and it almost looks medicinal with its off-white background, light brown, and green coloring. By the way, it’s not a twist top. Background Chowning’s TavernĀ® Root Beer evolved from a colonial beer made by boiling the roots of…

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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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