Henry Weinhard Sodas, Root Beer, 6pk, 12 oz
- Pack of six, 12-fluid ounces per bottle (total of 72 fluid ounces)
- Gourmet root beer
- Ingredients include sassafras, vanilla and honey
- Draught style head
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Not the same root beer after SABMiller
This is not the Henry Weinhard's Root Beer that I used to know. The Henry Weinhard company was sold to SABMiller, and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewery in Tumwater, Washington was shut down. The bottling of the root beer has been moved to Fort Worth Texas under Blitz-Weinhard Gourmet Soda Company. The ingredients have been changed to cheaper ingredients including high fructose corn syrup and artificial vanilla. I doubt the 19th century brewers used corn syrup despite the label. The root beer is now only OK - the full flavor is gone and it tastes closer to colored sugar water than root beer. It is still better than many root beers on the market, but it no longer justifies the high price for ordering online. Try Thomas Kemper Root Beer for a good NW United States root beer.
Henry Weinhard's Root Beer is quite easily my favorite, I must admit. There is a creaminess to it, a body, that makes it a real pleasure to drink. However, there is a trade-off.
If you're looking for a root beer with a biting, unapologetically brash character, you best look elsewhere. This rootbeer has subtle notes of vanilla mingled with it's sassafras, hinting at it's sweeter cousin, the Weinhard's cream soda. In my opinion it's mildness makes it extremely drinkable. For this reason I personally prefer to use other root beers that are thinner and less complex for root beer floats and enjoy this by itself.
Before TSA rules prevented me from packing liquids in my carry-on baggage I would always bring a six-pack back with me from West coast sojourns. It was always worth it.
However, for God Sakes Amazon . . . . look at this add. a 6 pacl of 12oz soda for 69.994? That's $11.65 cents a bottle!!!! Who in their right mind would pay $11 for a bottle of soda . . . . even if it still tasted as good as the original!
There's a delicious aroma of vanilla, particularly if you pour the chilled beverage into a glass first and let the magnificent heavy head do its thing. The flavor and texture is incredibly smooth and full, opposed to sharper root beers like Barq's, and while the main taste is of vanilla and honey, there's a gentle hint of sweet licorice.
Packaging is simple and distinct with handsome burnt amber colored bottles and amusing quotes on each twist-off cap.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is still one of my favorite root beers... sadly after the sale a few years back the quality dropped. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Bombalier
Root Beer has always been my favorite for over 70 years. It's hard to find a good old fashioned Root Beer today. Henry Weinhard's is okay. My main complaint is the price. Read morePublished 8 months ago by R. Mccarthy
I thoroughly enjoyed this root beer. But I will say it has a SLIGHT creme soda taste. I found a bar that sells it locally but trying to find a local store.Published 15 months ago by MomCookMawMaw
SO DISAPPOINTED IN THE MISLEADING LABEL. IT DOES NOT CONTAIN "THE HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS". It contains: High fructose corn syrup = gross poison. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stefanie
When first introduced years ago, this used to be a pretty good root beer. Now it's just weakly flavored water sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. I've stopped buying it.Published on July 1, 2014 by Kim Wallis
Have tried this several times before, more than a month ago, and it was fine. Now I'm sorry to say that I just purchased 3 bottles of Original Recipe Henry Weinhard's Root Beer... Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by EricMT