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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The intensity of this unfiltered brew is immediately evident with spicy, herbal notes of sassafras, wintergreen and licorice. These are balanced with the sweetness of caramelized sugar, molasses, and vanilla.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
(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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
<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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (11652) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: 1790 Root Beer Brew
Date: 10/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *4


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