The label says proudly “real sugar.” Strangely enough, there’s a faint aftertaste that strongly reminds me of artificial sweetener. This root beer is pretty mild, and sort of flat. I’m not too crazy about it. d+
It seems more heavily carbonated than typical sodas so it really bites the front of your tongue. Then it slowly backs away and doesn’t linger. It’s neat. The strong, just barely herbal flavor is good, and mostly I enjoyed the effect of the sudden flavor that disappears quickly. An effervescent b.
Hmm…interesting…it’s really not like regular root beer. It’s sort of sasparilla-like, and slightly medicinal tasting. You can definitely taste the herbs, and it’s not too sweet. This is a bit too unique for my taste. It’s a bit too much like medicine trying to disguise itself as root beer. c
root beer…from hawaii!?
it’s very light, with a sharp kick at the end and an aftertaste of brown sugar (this root beer has (regular?) cane sugar and “maui natural white cane sugar”). i like it. after i finished the bottle, i also noticed a slight bitter taste that reminded me of chinese medicine. not sure i liked it but it was an interesting finish. …even now, about 10 mins later, i can still taste that chinese mediciney taste, except it’s more tempered by the cane sugar…i’m still not sure i like it, but it’s not a bad aftertaste to have. B