Filbert’s Old Time Draft Root Beer
Sweetener: High Fructose Corn Syrup
Bottled at: Chicago, Illinois
Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
In the early 1900s George Filbert delivered ice and bottles of milk by horse-drawn wagon in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, together with his wife and son. During Prohibition, George’s son Charlie created a root beer recipe which the family manufactured in half barrels and distributed to local restaurants and taverns. Today, the Filbert family continues to manufacture root beer from the same Chicago neighborhood.
The Filbert’s Old Time Draft Root Beer label has a family feel. It displays one of the vintage Filbert’s root beer barrels filling a stein with frothy, homemade draft root beer.
Filbert’s Old Time Draft Root Beer is an average root beer. It has a sweet syrup flavor with molasses tones. The flavor is fine enough. Unfortunately, however, the flavor is not long lasting. Worse still, once the flavor fades, Filbert’s leaves you with a dry mouth. Drinking soda should not leave you feeling parched.
Overall Score: 6 of 10.