Still not sure what the name of this root beer is. The seems to say “Route Beer 66” to me, but then the slogan says “Get Your Kicks With Route 66 Beer,” and then, to top it off (pun intended) the cap says “Route 66 Sodas.” Plus, as you can plainly see in the picture,
under the main Route Beer 66 sign on the front, it says Root Beer.
I’m starting to wonder if that flavor that I’m not fond of, that I’ve been calling a cola flavor, is actually the cane sugar. My brother swears he knows the difference between high fructose corn syrup (or HFCS in the gourmet circles) and cane sugar. I wonder if Henry Weinhard’s is HFCS. … Just checked a bottle. It is. Sad, sad, day. Without further testing, it would appear that I may prefer the flavor of HFCS over real cane sugar. Well, in root beer anyway.
My favorite thing about this root beer may be the name. Even though I’m confused. It’s not bad. As a matter of fact, I give it a score in the low to mid eighties probably. It was smooth, and had a good head. As a matter of fact, I really liked how the head froze completely in the frozen mug and made a little top that trapped the soda in when I went to drink it. This may have had to do with the fact the fact that I had a whole bottle or in the mug, or maybe the delay in pouring the soda and then going to get my phone/camera. Which leads to another observation that without Amy here to drink half the bottle, my stomach says, “Whoa, that’s a little too much, sport.” I knew that was the case though, I can never finish a whole can of soda pop comfortably. In summary:
1) Good, not great, root beer.
2) It’s nearing my bedtime.
3) I really like frozen mugs.