Americana Root Beer

Americana Root Beer

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Website: http://www.orcabeverage.com/storefront/retro_soda_pop/americana%20_root_beer.html

Sweetener: Cane Sugar, Honey

Bottled at: Mukilteo, Washington

Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

Americana Root Beer is yet another Orca Beverages root beer.  Orca may just be the king of gourmet root beer brewers.  Americana Root Beer is brewed to duplicate the authentic production methods of the early 1900’s era of soda poppery.   Not sure exactly what that means?  Me neither.

Americana’s label is very appropriate for a root beer that wants to be taken seriously.  It throws out credibility boosting phrases such as “handcrafted” and “delicious vintage.”  Its credibility is further enhanced by the name Americana.  After all, the United States of America is the greatest country on earth.  A root beer referring to the heritage of the U.S. must be legit.

Americana is in fact legit.  It also has quite a unique flavor.  It starts off with a fruity tang.  It is a sugary fruit flavor, likely resulting from the citric acid used in Americana.  The fruity highlight on top of the nice, creamy root beer base was the main flavor over the first few sips.  Later on, I found the fruit flavor to be less pronounced, giving way to a caramel, and very slight licorice, flavor on top of the root base.  Sometimes fruity flavors don’t mesh well with others, but I thought it worked well with Americana.  I will definitely drink this one again.

Overall Score: 7 of 10.

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