AJ Stephans Birch Beer
Sweetener: Cane Sugar
Bottled at: Fall River, Massachusetts
Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
AJ Stephans Birch Beer is the third AJ Stephans soda to make an appearance here at Root Beer Respect. AJ Stephans Birch Beer has the same label set up as AJ Stephans Root Beer and AJ Stephans Sarsaparilla, with a simple display of the brand name and the type of soda. However, out of the tree labels, I like the color scheme of AJ Stephans Birch Beer the most. The crimson lettering stands out from the light tan background and the white base. Speaking of color, I am not sure what color the soda is, but before opening the bottle it looked clear through the dark brown bottle.
AJ Stephans Birch Beer has the icy cool flavor of Wrigley’s Winterfresh gum. The similarlty is uncanny. Winterfresh has an intense taste, so you may think AJ Stephans Birch Beer would be overpowering and abrasive. It is not. It somehow has the same flavor with a slightly toned down intensity. Even if not abrasive, you may ask yourself, “do I want to drink a soda that tastes like mint gum?” For me, in this case at least, the answer is a definite yes. AJ Stephans Birch Beer is one of the best birch beers I have experienced.
Overall Score: 8 of 10.