Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frostie Vanilla Root Beer

Frostie Vanilla Root Beer was brought to be my friend and colleague, ML.  ML was out in Colorado this past summer and found a bunch of brews for me.  Thanks so much M!  

There is some history to Frostie, as it was originally produced by the Frostie Beverage Company in the late 1930s. According to Wikipedia, it is now being distributed by Intrastate Distributors Inc of Detroit, MI.  

This one had almost no head to it.  The flavour is of artificial vanilla.  Sweetened with pure cane sugar.   I felt this one to be a bit too sweet and the spice dynamics didn't impress.

Burp Rating:  5 / 10

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cherry Root Bear

Cherry Root Bear was sent to me this past summer by my root beer pal, Brad.  It's a creation by Cherry Republic in northern Michigan.

My bear pals were all over this one.  Cherries, a bear theme and from northern Michigan (one location in Traverse City where the Detroit Red Wings hold camp)? They couldn't resist.  Boom Chugga Lugga!! 

When I poured this one into my mug, the head dissipated immediately. :(  The cherry flavour was there indeed. Perhaps a bit too sweet?  

My thoughts were to give it a 6 maybe 7 initially; however, as I continued drinking it, I realized that I was mostly enjoying it and was not turned off by it at all.  

Burp Rating:  8.5 / 10

Bear Paw Rating:   5 / 5 paws  (biased!)  <-- bear pals rating