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Monday, December 2, 2013

Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer

Who Made This Stuff?           Reeds, Inc. 
                                                               Los Angeles, CA
Website:                                          reedsinc.com

Where’d It Come From?       don't know

Review Date:                                   11/28/13

Commentary:  Let me start by stating, right up front, that this is one beverage I would not have purchased on my own.  This one was a gift, so I sorta feel obligated to review it.  This may be the one and only butterscotch beer, anywhere.  I've recently reviewed a butterscotch root beer, but at least that one was trying to be a root beer.  This one looks like it makes no such attempts.  It's brought to us by Reeds, the same nice folks who brought us Virgil's Root Beer (some fine stuff) as well as some awful, awful ginger beer.  Upon further review, the label states that this is a "butterscotch cream soda."

What, exactly, do you do with a butterscotch beer?  What is the protocol here?  I'm not sure if a frosty mug is in order, but that's what I've got, so that's what I'm going with.

When I poured it in the mug, it produced almost no head.  I can't hold that against it though, now can I?  Since it's not a root beer, I'm not sure I can hold it to the same standards.  This stuff looks and smells exactly like your grandma's butterscotch candies.  That's fine for the first few sips.  I'm not sure I want to drink a whole bottle of those candies, though.

The carbonation didn't last very long in this one.  The sweetness is just overpowering.  There isn't any sort of bite in here, but again, I'm not sure there should be.  I'm sorry.  I just can't finish this one.   

Nothing left to do here but rate it.  I'll give it a..............................................................................40. 

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