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April 20, 2016

Review: Wild Root Alcoholic Root Beer

by Jeff Ellingson

Wild Root Hard Root Beer - CopyWild Root Alcoholic Root Beer was introduced November 2015 by WG Brewing Company in Memphis Tennessee.  They also brew Wild Ginger Alcoholic Ginger Beer.  It is sold in 6 packs of 12 oz. cans.  While distribution was initially limited to 13 states, additional states have been added with hopes of national distribution soon.  Little product information is available.  The WG Brewing Company website just has a picture of both beers with a coming soon header.  The wildrootbeer.com site, comes back unavailable.  The cans product description states this is a premium malt beverage with natural flavors and caramel color.  It also carries the tag line, “Putting the Beer back in Root Beer.It pours to a deep brown color with a light to medium tan head.  The aroma is vanilla, sarsaparilla, peppermint, and anise.  The sweet soda entry has a creamy mouth feel with vanilla and sarsaparilla flavor.  Licorice flavor arrives at the midpoint before fading with peppermint and finishing  with a saccharine aftertaste.  There is subtle beer flavor on the finish, but I may not have noticed had I not known this was a hard root beer.  There is no alcohol feel or malt beverage taste, that some of the hard sodas have.

Made in Tennessee

5% Alcohol

Grade 89  Award Silver Medal

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