So I just looked over our database of sodas (588 at the writing of this review) and I’ve never reviewed anything from Dr. Brown. I see it most everywhere I go, yet I’ve yet to pick up a bottle. Had I known that I would have picked up their root beer, but I suppose Dr. Brown’s Original Cream Soda will be a fine first taste as well. I’m sure in that assessment because the bottle clearly says that it’s a “Flavor Favorite for Generations”. Who am I to turn down a generational flavor favorite? Heck, the label has the statue of liberty on it. I’m not really sure how that works into the brand, but I’ll go with it. Ok, so I had to look it up. Apparently Dr. Brown’s soda originated in New York. Amazing how things make sense like that.
Looking at the ingredients I see that this is sweetened with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup. I really wish they would just pick one and keep us from guessing, but the bevy of chemical listed afterwards makes me care a little less.
It smells like a rich and creamy cream soda. Sugary, smooth, and full of sweet smells. I have a feeling this is going to be an above average cream soda with a powerful taste full of sucrose.
Interesting, the flavor is lighter than I imagined. Here I was fully ready to be drowning in cream soda syrup and I’m greeting with a well balanced cream soda that doesn’t weigh heavily within my mouth. It’s not very often a cream soda has a mouth feel like this, so I must credit them for a soda that “feels good” to drink.
The flavor, while not as powerful as I suspected, still shines brightly enough for me to enjoy the typical cream soda taste. This is helped out by a carbonation level that mostly stays out of the way allowing the flavor to present itself the best it can.
Ultimately though Dr. Brown’s Original Cream Soda is good. I personally like a smoother feel in my cream soda, but as I said before I appreciate the variety that this brings to the soda world. I’d drink this again if offered, but I don’t see myself buying multiples since I could just as easily enjoy an A&W Cream Soda instead.
Verdict - Buy a Bottle
This soda was purchased at World Market