Be jealous, my friends. Be jealous of my root beer kegger, and my dirty beard. This beauty was purchased at Whole Foods in Tulsa, and for the low price of $20, I highly recommend it. I can’t wait until the Whole Foods in Oklahoma City opens up, party all the time!
Andy- I automatically was attracted to this soda because of the label. Caruso’s Legacy is a soda company that is built on tradition, which they go into detail about on their back-label. The front cover has a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Caruso. Now for the soda. The soda starts out automatically with a perfect Black Cherry taste that storms your tongue palette with a bold, intense, unique flavor. In my previous experiences with Black Cherry soda’s , especially cherry sodas because the flavor is so hard to tack on, the taste takes a while to develop in your mouth. This soda not only hit the flavoring spot-on and hit it quick, but it left a lasting impression! Four Pops!
Andy- This beverage is definitely creamy and this is evident by swishing the first sip through your teeth. This soda actually tastes more like a sarsaparilla to me rather than a birch beer, but it is very smooth and delicious. It also hints on the bottle that it is a Philly Style drink. I really enjoyed the smooth, creamy flavor of this beverage, but wouldn’t rate it as high as others. 3 pops!
Andy- This beverage starts out by letting us know it means business with the simple phrase “Soda with an altitude” on the front of the bottle. When I take the first sip, I realize why this bottle has such a phrase. It is a refreshingly smooth soda taste that makes you feel relaxed. It is clear that this soda uses Natural Cane Sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup and this really helps the soda develop a taste worthy of bearing the Colorado flag. I enjoy this cola, but it definitely isn’t the best cola I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. I give it 3 1/2 pops!
We have six new blog posts coming up shortly on the 6 front bottles in the picture, they are: Zuberfizz’s Colorado Cola, Goose Island Chicago Style Root Beer, Frostop Orange and Cream, Caruso’s Legacy Dark Vanilla Cream Soda, Boylan’s Creamy Red Birch Beer (For Cody Applegate), and last but certainly not least Excel Red Cream Soda. We will get these to you soon and let you know what we think!!
Andy- Wow, it has been forever since I posted on this blog! But I am back and ready for action. Today I am coming at you with a Special Edition bottle from our friend’s at Virgil’s. Let me tell you a little about this soda. It won the Nasft “Outstanding Beverage Award” probably because of it’s unique brewing. It is brewed using “well water from the Bohemian Forest region of Bavaria, one of the purest sources of water in the entire world.” This obviously shows that this beverage is indeed one of a kind, and that when drinking this beverage, you should take it very seriously. I believe it is hard not to when you see such a bottle. The bottle comes equipped with Virgil’s “Original spring-top stopper”, a characteristic that in itself proves it is only to be drunk by those who are worthy. This beverage gives off the smooth taste of Root Beer and you are able to distinctly tell that there is a certain flavor of the Bavarian well water. Overall, this is one of the best, if not the best soda I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. I would definitely recommend that when you drink it, make sure it is cool. Overall, this soda was amazing, 4 1/2 Pops!!
This soda just got real. Today, we’re diving into Thomas Kemper’s Purely Natural Handcrafted Black Cherry Soda, what a mouthful. Let’s see if it’s any good.
If you can’t tell, the label reads “pure all natural joy.” That’s quite a stretch to claim that a liquid can be pure joy. But it continues, “Think of ripe cherries: sweet and tart with a kiss of honey.” More fancy talk. Although I do agree, this soda tastes very natural, but it’s a little short of pure joy. Now, when they say tart, they mean tart. This is by far the most tartiest soda I have ever had, but I think that’s a good thing, it’s something different. And this is definitely a black cherry soda, and not just a cherry soda. As you can tell, the soda itself has a very dark red color to it, the kind of color that moms get nervous around when you’re drinking this soda while wearing a white shirt and sitting on a new couch. The taste reflex the dark color of this soda, it is a very dark cherry taste, the kind that stays in your mouth after that beverage is long gone. All in all it was a very tasteful soda that packs a black cherry punch, if you’re into natural tasting soda, then I’d go for this one. Three and a half pops:
there was an error on tumblr so my last post that was supposed to be published yesterday wasn’t published and now I can’t find it. It’s really too bad because it was a really good soda, it’s called Mexicana Cola. It was excellent, it’s sweetened with mexican agave, it was sweet, crisp, and very tasty. I highly recommend it. Sorry I couldn’t write a full review, the soda is all gone and I don’t want to just write from memory, that would compromise the integrity of the sacred soda review. Anyway I;ve got a couple more sodas in my fridge so even thought this is not a tv or radio show, stay tuned. Oh, here’s a picture of the soda:
next up is a “purely natural, handcrafted black cherry soda” let’s hope tumblr doesn’t drop the bottle this time. Get it?
This is a Strawberry Soda made by the Jackson Hole Soda Company, I’ve never tried a Jackson Hole soda but I’ll tell you right now I think they have a terrible name.
I’m usually fond of sodas that are clear that aren’t usually clear. Like most strawberry sodas are red, but this one is clear, it might be irrational, but I think sodas that are clear taste better, but then again it might all be in my head. Anyway, I cracked opened this soda and was very pleased with the taste. It is by no means a natural tasting soda, the ingredients are carbonated water, cane sugar, natural flavors, citric acid, and a preservative. As you can see, this soda relies heavily on it’s sugary strawberry taste, what makes this soda so good is that they have found the right amount of sweetness and taste. The soda isn’t too sweet, or too flavorful, it has found a good balance of the two. On the label, it says that this soda is “Batch Brewed” I tried to find out what that meant, but couldn’t really find anything, if you know what that means shoot me and email and let me know. I understand on the label it says it is a ”Strawberry Rhubarb” soda, but I have never had Rhubarb but I didn’t taste anything out of the ordinary in this soda. My guess is that they threw that in there to make the soda sound more old fashioned since they are going with that kind of theme. Anyway, in the end I give it three and a half pops: