Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hank's Root Beer

This is one that I've been meaning to try for a long time. I see it everywhere, but I've never bought it. Brewed in Trevose, PA, Hank's calls this a gourmet Philadelphia recipe root beer.

Great looking 12oz brown glass bottle with raised lettering and a paper label. 180 calories, 44 grams of sugar. Sweetened with cane sugar, natural flavorings listed are: yucca, quillaia & acacia extracts.

Fairly dark in color and produces a slightly fizzy head with large bubbles. Head retention consists of large bubbles as well, with small amounts of lacing left on the glass. Notes of licorice and wintergreen in the aroma. Big creamy mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation. Almost has a silky texture. Some vanilla in the taste and also a slight fruitiness. (cherry?) All this compliments a good amount of root spiciness.

Impressive taste and texture. Glad I finally got around to picking this up.
Rating: A-

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