Boylan’s Natural Root Beer

Boylan’s Natural Root Beer



Sweetener: Cane Sugar

Bottled at: Teterboro, New Jersey

Purchase Location: Rocket Fizz

Boylan Bottling has a natural line of sodas under the tag line “The Natural Kind.”  Boylan’s use of the word “natural” makes this a perfect time for a lesson in root beer lexicon.  “Organic” is a code word for awful.  However, “natural” is a much more positive word, indicating  a lack of artificial ingredients without the certainty of a bad taste.  Boylan’s Natural Root Beer includes the following natural ingredients: cane sugar, pure essential oils of sweet birch, cinnamon, sassafras, and anise, and extracts of bourbon vanilla, yucca, and licorice.  Even its caramel color comes from cane sugar.  On paper, Boylan’s Natural Root Beer looks like a top notch root beer.

Boylan’s Natural Root Beer is also successful in its execution.  It is a complex root beer.  Its natural flavors blend together well to form a deep and rich root beer fusion.  It has a profound, robust taste.  If one individual ingredient does stand out, it is the cinnamon finish that wraps a bow around this quality all natural soda.


Overall Score: 8 of 10.


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