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View Poll Results: What's your favorite Root Beer?
A+W 89 32.84%
Hires 4 1.48%
IBC 82 30.26%
MUG 21 7.75%
Stewerts 20 7.38%
Store Brand 0 0%
Home Brew 4 1.48%
Other 51 18.82%
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:16 PM   #26
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

I chose Hires, but I can't find it here anymore, so I usually get Barq's. Never had IBC, probably just an American thing.

I'm in the minority that really doesn't like A&W.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:22 PM   #27
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

both barq's and mug are pretty bad i can't believe anyone would say mug was their favorite. i think that's the worst and is barely root beer.
a&w is good. i think baumeister root beer is my favorite. i'm sure i've had IBC root beer but i don't know offhand what it's like, but i usually like the bottled ones. don't really know the other brands mentioned in the poll either.

mmmmm rootbeer.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:30 PM   #28
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

I love root beer.

Recently, I discussed with a few coworkers the different names for soda + ice cream floats.

I'm curious how many people here know what a "black cow" is?
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:33 PM   #29
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

I haven't had IBC. From what I've had (which is a disgusting amount as a kid) MUG and its never been close.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #30
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

IBC, basically anything in a glass bottle> all
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:02 PM   #31
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

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Old 12-29-2009, 11:05 PM   #32
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I'm not sure Barq's actually counts as root beer. Closer to Dr. Pepper/Mr. Pibb.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #33
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Sioux City Sarsaparilla and root beer are awesome. IBC for off of that list.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:15 PM   #34
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

best root beer i ever had was at a civil war reenactment best commercially available is AnW imo
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #35
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I'm not sure Barq's actually counts as root beer. Closer to Dr. Pepper/Mr. Pibb.
Interesting point, I disagree though, because it tastes like root beer and is labeled as root beer.

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Old 12-29-2009, 11:25 PM   #36
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Interesting point, I disagree though, because it tastes like root beer and is labeled as root beer.
It wasn't always called root beer, and it's formula is quite a bit different than the standard. Does any other rootbeer have caffeine?

I do like it though.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:36 PM   #37
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

barqs is the easily the worst of the national brands imo. somebody mentioned letting it sit out...this basically applies to anything you want to taste. I def recommend drinking beer at warmer temperatures than most people are used to (only good beer obv).
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #38
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

I don't know about the bottle, but Stewart's fresh from the soda fountain is freakin' delicious.

And yeah, Barq's sucks.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:39 PM   #39
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barqs is the easily the worst of the national brands imo. somebody mentioned letting it sit out...this basically applies to anything you want to taste. I def recommend drinking beer at warmer temperatures than most people are used to (only good beer obv).
I said this about A and W. it tastes amazing, the vanilla flavor comes out a lot more


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It wasn't always called root beer, and it's formula is quite a bit different than the standard. Does any other rootbeer have caffeine?

I do like it though.

I actually didn't know this and maybe that's why I don't like it so much. Dr Pepper sucks. A lot. What flavor is it? I don't know, and neither do they. Go to their website they just list the flavor as "a blend of different spices"
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:50 PM   #40
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

Barq's fan here. Drank A&W back in the day and also Dad's root beer but grew out of those brands when I was like 12 I think. Am I the only one who remembers Dad's.

Do you guys know of anyone who thinks root beer is the most disgusting thing they've ever tasted. That's what my GF claims. Too sweet and it honestly makes her gag. Says it tastes like some medicine she had as a kid. She never had root beer as a kid and didn't try it for the first time until she was 16 or so. She has a similar reaction to Dr. Pepper. I think she's nuts.

I can understand if root beer just wasn't your thing or you weren't some super-fan or something. But I can't get how you could honestly say it is the worst taste you have ever experienced and, "OMG...how can anyone even touch this stuff?!?!" which is pretty much her reaction.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:56 PM   #41
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

Wow lots of Barqs haters, I think its in the same class as MUG Root Beer and pretty bad too. Not too sure how I feel about A+W.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #42
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Berghoff ainec. Pure cane sugar is the key. You can't buy it in the grocery store but I am fortunate to have a store close by called the Soda Pop shop. Any soda you could imagine is sold there. Everything you can remember from your childhood is available.
They made a mini-documentary about that soda store.

That place seems awesome. I love places that are clearly the result of somebody's passion. Economy Candy in NYC comes to mind.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:26 AM   #43
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

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IBC > A&W > Barq's > MUG

IMO. They're all good though, you can't go wrong.
this dude knows whats up

i agree that a&w tastes better at the restaurant, especially in those frosted mugs
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:27 AM   #44
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

wow, soda pop shop is definitely on my places to visit list.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:33 AM   #45
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

i cant remember last time i drank a root beer... think my fav was ibc. whatever one in glass bottle.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:33 AM   #46
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

Jones
same with cream soda.

http://www.jonessoda.com/
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:45 AM   #47
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Jones
same with cream soda.

http://www.jonessoda.com/
meh; the only stuff of theirs i really like is the green apple and cream.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:15 AM   #48
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

By the way, as anyone from Michigan surely knows, the best ginger ale is Vernor's.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:32 AM   #49
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Re: OOT- Lets talk Root Beer

Wow I'm gonna order a bunch of stuff from that pop shop. Stinks they don't have Hires, weird. Gonna order up some cherry cola, a few root beers, maybe a few other things and see what that cane sugar is all about.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:40 AM   #50
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oh, another decent one is Henry Weinhard's. had that a few times w/ tillamook vanilla. another decent little combo.
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