Monday, October 11, 2010

AJ Stephans Sarsaparilla

Made by AJ Stephans Beverages, Fall River, MA. Sarsaparillas usually have a more simple and straightforward flavor profile, focusing on the sarsaparilla root flavor.

12oz brown glass bottle with a fairly simple looking paper label. 170 calories and 43 grams of sugar. Sweetened with cane sugar, no specific flavorings listed.

Dark in color with a nice looking tan colored head. Retention is short, but some lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is sarsaparilla upfront with just a touch of licorice in the back. Flavor has a nice bite that mellows to a soft licorice trail with a hint of bitterness at the very end. Higher carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel makes it fun to drink.

Very tasty...has all the key elements.
Rating: B+

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