Root Beer Review #30 – Dr. Brown’s Root Beer

Dr. Brown’s. I definitely look forward to buying another one in a NY Delicatessen.


I have seen this root beer in supermarkets, typically around Passover in the same section as the U-bet chocolate syrup. It’s pretty good for a root beer.  I enjoyed the wintergreen scent and the subsequent flavor profile.  It’s slightly weak on the flavor, possibly a little watery, but I did eat some spicy pickles and a quesadilla before this taste test so that may also throw off my taste buds. In the interest of science, and not gulping down more soda, I let the root beer percolate in the glass for some unscientific time and tasted again. The flavor left the root beer! Again, I scientifically unscientifically left the root beer alone for more time.  What happened? The flavor came back!

This is a magical root beer –  with reappearing flavor.

Derek’s Rating: 6.5

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
7.3 Thunder Beast
7.2 Cicero Salted Caramel Root Beer
7.2 O-So Butterscotch Root Beer
6.8 J.J. Stewart Root Beer
6.6 Frostie Root Beer
6.5 Dr. Brown’s Root Beer Draft Style
6.2 Bedford’s Root Beer
5.9 Red Arrow Root Beer
5.1 Saranac Root Beer
4.8 Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer
4.7 Filbert’s Root Beer
4.3 Triple “AAA” Root Beer
4.0 Trader Joe’s Vintage Root Beer
3.9 Avery’s Root Beer
3.6 towne club root beer
3.4 Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer
3.2 Rocky Mountain Root Beer
2.5 Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer
2.0 Judge Wapner Root Beer
0.4 The Pop Shoppe
0.1 GuS Dry Root Beer

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