yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange/brown with little lacing head. Heavy spiced aroma. Ginger like note, very heavy flavour too, slight soapy. Liqourice element. I’m definitely not used to drink root beer and I don’t think I’ll ever learn to appreciate it.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy amber beer with a fast disappearing beige head. The aroma is sweet with that unmistakable note of root beer - I must admit I didn’t know it was bark from the sassafras tree - but now I do. The flavor is sweet with notes of both citrus and root beer, as well as some fruits, and light notes of wood. I kind of like the spicyness. The end is OK bitter.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Very cloudy, murky, orangey golden with a creamy, yellowish head. Aroma of bubble gum and root beer spices. Medium body, sweet and salty with licorice notes and a distinct sarsaparilla spiciness. Somewhat astringent finish. 180807
omhper (20678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
<i<Bottled. Muddy amber, no head. Aroma of fudge and ginger. Sweet and fruity with caramelly with notes of gingersnaps. Then there is this peculiar root beer flavour, but it isn’t overpowering. Medium bodied with low bitterness. Quite interesting, but mostly as a novelty.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy amber beer. Slightly dry palate. Medicinal herb bitterness and then some sweet fisherman’s friend sweets. Slight smoky note. Finishes with more of the same. Very unusual tasting beer. Nicely balanced between herbal bitterness and spicy sweetness. Goes down very well. Complex.
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Very perfumy aroma, horse, goat, sassafras? Very flavourful, some liquorice. Slightly salty and sweet. Reminds me of some sort of liquor. Takes some getting used to.
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It smells lightly like root beer, perhaps an underlying hint of honey. Amber color. Starts with a root beer taste, mid is a bit of spice, and, perhaps, anis. There’s probably a lot of notes in here, but I can’t distinguish/identify. Would be interesting to see a review by a master chef. Finish is a tingly spice character. Is sassafras spicey? Definitely not bitter, but the herb/spice suffices to balance what sweetness there is. Might be good with hot dogs. Might be really good with curry. If you can correlate root beer and curry.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
(12oz bottle) Hazy brown body with off-white head. Aroma is miderately sweet, rootbeer candy. Taste is sweet, rootbeer, caramel, vanilla, light sourness. Light-medium body with some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Heavy vanilla root beer aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet root beer flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would not recommend this to a freind.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: 1790 Root Beer Brew
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
opaque dark amber, thin beige head, nice lace, strong sweet sassafras aroma with a hint of minty wintergreen, weird complex mixture of flavors, nice sweet sassafras and licorice, minty wintergreen, spicy edge, touch of bitterness from the spices, very interesting
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20