Root Beer Review #37 – Old Town Root Beer

This has an Old Town Route 66 Root Beer Logo, which is very different than Route 66 Soda ( The website listed on the label is, which doesn’t exist, although does exist. The store is in Temecula, CA.


I like this root beer. It would be hard to find and buy this root beer again, since it seems only to be made at this one place. My first few sips were bubbly, and like tasting licorice jelly beans with a little afterkick. There was some bubbliness, but not offputting. After letting it sit for a little while, it became a little more syrupy and sweet. The carbonation disappeared and was a nice smooth flavor. There are some other notes, but I’m not able to place them. I would stop by and buy another root beer if I were in the Temecula area.

Derek’s Rating: 6.9

Here are the rankings with notes of Wintergreen (W), Licorice (L), or Other (O):

9.5 Sprecher Root Beer: buy me in bulk online!
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: Available at b.good on tap
8.0 Virgil’s Root Beer: available at some supermarkets
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 (O)
7.0 Cicero Chicago Style Root Beer
6.9 Old Town Route 66 Root Beer
6.8 J.J. Stewart Root Beer
6.7 Old Red Eye Root Beer (W)
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
5.6 Jones Root Beer (W)
5.1 Saranac Root Beer
5.0 Mason’s Root Beer
4.8 Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer
4.7 Filbert’s Root Beer
4.6 Gale’s Root Beer (O)
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
1.7 Big Ben’s Root Beer (W)
0.4 The Pop Shoppe
0.1 GuS Dry Root Beer (O)

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