Boylan’s Creamy Red Birch Beer
Sweetener: Cane Sugar
Bottled at: Teterboro, New Jersey
Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
Boylan’s Creamy Red Birch Beer is produced by Boylan Bottling, as is the first-rate Boylan Root Beer. Interestingly, while the creamy red birch beer is “Boylan’s” with an apostrophe denoting possession (as in the creamy red birch beer belonging to, or produced by, Boylan), the root been is merely “Boylan” Root Beer without an apostrophe. Boylan’s current website does not have any specific information about Boylan’s Creamy Red Birch Beer, but other internet sources state the beverage was developed as an “entry level” birch beer intended for youthful customers. The soda has proved successful not only with its target market, but with anyone possessing undamaged taste buds.
The embossed Boylan’s bottle and simple label design demonstrate the best of a vintage soda look.
Boylan’s Creamy Red Birch Beer starts off with a blast of carbonation. You have to wait for the carbonation to settle down before you can distinguish any flavors. The flavors that do emerge from the fog of carbonation are quite pleasing. First, you taste a birch flavor which provides a slight bite. However the real treat materializes just a moment later. It comes in the form of a rich, creamy red velvet and caramel flavor. This delicious blend does not quickly tail off, but remains strong as you savor its depth. This soda seemed to get better with every sip, and ended at a very high level.
Overall Score: 8 of 10.