Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sprecher Root Beer

The Sprecher Brewing Co. was established in Milwakee, WS in 1985. I took a year of German in high school, and "sprechen" means "to speak". So i was curious as to why this root beer bears the name Sprecher, but apparently the root beer has nothing to do with talking. It's just the last name of the guy who started the brewery. In any case, this is a fairly young root beer, only a little over 20 years old. Like several other breweries, Sprecher makes beers and other alcholic drinks as well as several other flavors of soda as well.

I kinda like the bottle. It's oversized, not your typical 12 oz. bottle. This one is 16 that's about as tall as a regular 12 oz., but it's a lot fatter. It has what looks like a cartoon crow or a raven on the front that reminds me of the ones in the Disney cartoon Dumbo. Not sure what the significance of this is, but Sprecher's regular beer products carry a much less animated version of the animal on their labels.

I've had Sprecher before, but had to get it again in order to review it. It's a good classic root beer. The label says that it is brewed with honey, and the taste is ever so subtle but noticeable. Other than that, it just has a regular root beer flavor with nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Not a bad little root beer too, and a good value with the oversized bottles.

My official review is that Sprecher gets 5 (five) IBCs. This is another one of the middle of the road/average root beers. It's good, it won't let you down, but it's not something i would make a special trip for. I am not sure how easy or hard it is to find as far as distribution goes, but if you have the chance it's not going to disappoint you to pick some up.

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