Root Beer Review #9 – Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer

I’ve been getting a few requests from people wanting root beers to be tasted. I want to remind everyone that I have 40 root beers still in my possession from the initial purchase waiting for me in my basement. At one per week, that’s almost a year’s worth of root beer! If it isn’t in the current stock, it will take a while before I can get to tasting any new suggestions. But, rest assured, I’m taking notes for future purchases.
RootBeer_BasementThis week, I chose a root beer from the basement boxes that’s been on the market for a long time:  Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer. They celebrated their 75th anniversary recently and according to their website, in 1986, Dad’s Root Beer had the second largest share of the root beer category behind A&W. How’s that for market share? You could just call this the Pepsi of the Root Beers.


Logan: “There is NO FIZZ!”

Derek: “There was when I poured it”

Logan: “But not any more.”

She’s right, there isn’t much bubble goodness rising up through the root beer after the pour. It’s a smooth rootbeer but it doesn’t really have anything to make it stand out. It didn’t have much “pizzaw”, “oomph”, or any other descriptive terms for a wonderful sensation when good flavor hits your taste buds. Logan’s comment was: “Meh.” I prefer my root beer to have more pep and distinct flavor than this. Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer is like a winter supermarket tomato, whereas I’m looking for that nice heirloom tomato picked right off the vine.

If you want your own free case of Dad’s Root Beer, you can respond to their Wednesday Twitter post tomorrow, for a chance to win!

Derek’s Rating: 3.4

Here are the rankings so far:

9.1 River City Root Beer
9.0 Americana Root Beer
8.1 maine root handcrafted rootbeer
8.0 Virgil’s Root Beer
7.7 Chicago Root Beer
7.2 O-So Butterscotch Root Beer
3.6 towne club root beer
3.4 Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer
2.5 Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer

4 Replies to “Root Beer Review #9 – Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer”

    1. My pez collection is already too much. Would you like me to send you an empty root beer bottle every week? You can do with it as you wish…

    2. Dad, I know you are a man who is trying to simplify and reduce the amount of stuff in his life, which makes your comment a little surprising! 🙂

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