Hooray for Thomas Kemper sodas! Cane sugar sweetened with a touch of honey for extra goodness usually spells fantasticness! Today I have the Root Beer version of Thomas Kemper in front of me and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. Here’s a bit of history about Thomas Kemper Root Beer from the side of the bottle.
“One honey of a Root Beer. This wonderfully rich and complex Root Beer was first brewed for our company Oktoberfest back in 1990. It quickly became such a hit that we invented Novemberfest.”
There you have it… the full, 100% complete history of Thomas Kemper Root Beer. Nothing else can be learned about this soda. Nothing. It is all covered in the extensive history written above. With that said let’s take a whiff.
Ahh the rich smell of Root Beer is usually a pleasant aroma and this is no exception. From the smell alone I can hope you taste a very creamy root beer. Closer to the mouth feel of A&W than of Barq’s but I’m sure tasting better than both… hopefully.
Hey look at that, I’m right… it’s like I’ve tasted hundreds of sodas. I haven’t but the cumulative amount of different sodas reviewed by Soda Jerks is over 200. Once you become a Soda Jerk you enter a state of one consciousness allowing you to experience the taste of all sodas reviewed… but enough of that boring chatter. This does lean toward the smoother mouth feel of some root beer but not as much as I thought it would. In fact it seems to live at the corner of Smooth Street and Bite Lane. I’m sure it’s a nice neighborhood because it’s such a nice taste. The actual bite of the root beer isn’t incredibly strong but it’s easily noticeable upon each sip. I go on about how nice the flavor is but there’s nothing ground breaking here. It’s just a good root beer with some great ingredients. I’ve had better and I’ve had worse but I’d be happy to drink another Thomas Kemper Root Beer if one was available to me on a menu somewhere. With that said.
Verdict – Buy a Pack
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