Reading Draft Birch Beer
Sweetener: Pure Cane Sugar
Bottled at: Reading, Pennsylvania
Purchase Location: Rocket Fizz
I finished writing my review for Reading Draft Birch Beer several days ago, and that review has disappeared to the land of lost work product. This is my best attempt to recreate what was likely an award winning review.
Many birch beers are one trick ponies. They show off the splendor of wintergreen, but have no depth, no other flavors. Reading Draft Birch Beer is no one trick pony. It does have that fresh wintergreen taste, but the wintergreen is just part of a rich and complex soda. Sweet caramel tones and and a deep and creamy herbal base enshroud the wintergreen, which peaks out from time to time. This is a soda with substance. It leaves you satisfied with a nice taste in your mouth. The flavor is similar to that of Reading Draft White Birch, but White Birch has a much stronger wintergreen flavor. Both are quality drinks. I might give the slight edge to Reading Draft Birch Beer.
Overall Score: 8 of 10.