Root Beer Review #18 – Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer

Root Beer!  Henry Weinhard!  Scrumptious! From the Pacific Northwest!


Wikipedia reports that in 1887, Henry Weinhard offered to pump free beer into the Skidmore Fountain for its dedication; the city declined the offer due to the fear of rowdy horses.[2]  Rowdy Horses!Logan and I don’t own horses, but we are thinking of building a fountain and inviting a brewer to the dedication.

This root beer was the most unique tasting one yet. I was getting tired of the “old-fashioned” flavors and the overtly wintergreen or licorice taste. The ingredients list sassafras, honey and vanilla.  Wintergreeny/Sassafrassy? No! This root beer really tastes like it already had ice cream added and was a float. There’s a creaminess to this soda that makes it taste more like a cream soda than root beer. It’s a very refreshing and different tasting root beer. This would NOT be my choice for a root beer float, it’s already there! It’s a hard rating, since it’s almost off to the side of the scale.  It’s like living in a two dimensional world and then realizing there’s another dimension.

I’ve taken the square root of negative one, squared the hypotenuse, and extrapolated the polynomial curve to interpolate my rating back onto the 0 to 10 scale.  For a future root beer dinner tasting, this is definitely on the list.

Derek’s Rating: 8.5

Here are the rankings so far:

9.5 Sprecher Root Beer
9.1 River City Root Beer
9.0 Americana Root Beer
8.8 Tower Root Beer
8.5 Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer
8.1 maine root handcrafted rootbeer
8.0 Virgil’s Root Beer
7.7 Chicago Root Beer
7.4 Bulldog Root Beer
7.2 O-So Butterscotch Root Beer
6.8 J.J. Stewart Root Beer
5.9 Red Arrow Root Beer
5.1 Saranac Root Beer
4.3 Triple “AAA” Root Beer
3.6 towne club root beer
3.4 Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer
2.5 Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer
0.1 GuS Dry Root Beer

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