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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Point Premium Root Beer

Who Made This Stuff? The Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI

Where’d It Come From? I don’t know…some grocery store in WI.

Review Date: 5/5/08

Commentary: I had my concerns about how realistic this review could be since this bottle of Point had been sitting in the fridge for several months. I must confess that I had actually forgotten it was in there. I was afraid that its age might have a negative impact on the taste, but I soon learned that I had nothing to fear. 

WOW! This is one great root beer! Creamy, creamy, creamy, and just the right amount of sweetness…must be that “pure Wisconsin honey”. The list of ingredients says it includes cane sugar “and/or” fructose corn sweetener. “And/or”? Maybe it depends on the day of the week, or maybe just what kind of mood the brewer is in when he gets to this item on the recipe card. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he used cane sugar when he made my bottle. 

When I poured it in the mug, the head wasn’t anything special--kinda on the smallish side--but it did do me the courtesy of hanging around for a little while, which I appreciated. It was the nice foamy kind too, not the kind you get from any other soda. You can really pick up the vanilla, but other than that, no other ingredient really jumps out and slaps you around. No real bite here, just smoooooooothness. It could use a little more carbonation, but this one has so much other stuff going for it that I’m willing to look past that little fault. The Point Brewery also makes a few other premium soda flavors, but I’ve not tried any of them…yet. I’m still having too much fun drinking all this root beer. 

As for this bottle of Point Premium Root Beer, I’ll give it……….88.

Have you tried Point? What do you think?

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