Taste 5 – Root Beer

These Taste 5 challenges have got our group hyped up! It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s a lot of fun! Our next adventure was to tackle some (Root) Beers! Look, we can’t always be drinking, I’m sorry. Did you know there are nine hundred seventy three different types of Root Beer? It’s a fact. We only went with 5, though, because…..Taste 5?!

Here are the Root Beer brands we went with:

Route Beer 66 (Route 66)
A&W Root Beer
Fitz’s Root Beer
Frostie Root Beer
Faygo Root Beer

We invited our old friend “Twisty, Mr. Fisty” Misty to play along so we have 3 distinct opinions, here. The main answer – root beer is tough to distinguish because it’s all kind of root beer-y….? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The interesting thing here is just differences in people. Misty loved the full bodied root beer; the craft root beer. I, personally, did not like it at all. It tasted like “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” with a horrible after taste and lack of the buzz portion of the alcoholic drink. One man’s trash is another (wo)man’s favorite root beer – as the old adage says! Here’s the team’s favorite beers, rated 1-5:

Faygo – really cold – the most carbonated and bubbly – most traditional
Fitz’s – full bodied root beer – more like a craft root beer
Frostie – flatter than the other 2.  Not as sweet.
Route 66 – a little flat – somewhat sweet but not too sweet
A&W – tasted like a diet.  Sweetner was odd. A lot lighter.  Flat.  Thought it had an aftertaste.

A&W – very syrupy – A&W Fo Sho (I was right)
Frostie – a little heavy – but a very solid Root Beer
Route 66 – Similar to Frostie – but a good RB
Faygo – Weird aftertaste – a little too dark
Fitz’s – very bad aftertaste – much like the alcohol mentioned above

Faygo – full RB flavor
Frostie – not far behind
Route 66
A&W – flat
Fitz’s – aftertaste like licorice – gross

So here are the total group ratings of Root Beer:
Route 66

There you have it! Another Taste 5! What’s next?!

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