Virgil’s Root Beer is the crown jewel of the brand and they tout it heavily, referring to it has “what Ben and Jerry’s is to ice cream, what Dom Perignon is to champagne.” Are you a fan of Virgil’s Root Beer? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
There is a tremendous amount of variety in the world when it comes to root beers. On this episode, I’m going to blind taste six of them. Thank you to Richard Mont, mikeypaco, Kevin Saju and candouidus for the request. Of the root beers featured here, which ones have you had? And which is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas featured in this blind tasting: Boylan Root Beer Company: […]
According to their website, Virgil’s Dr. Better “is a classic Dr. Type soda recipe made naturally using the finest ingredients possible. … Our first step was to research the recipes used to make the original Dr. Type sodas from the early 1900’s. Of course we found none since the recipe is a heavily guarded secret and our attempts to infiltrate and crack their safe failed. But we used our taste buds and knowledge of roots, spices and fruits to make […]
According to BevNET.com, this special edition of Virgil’s Root Beer is imported from Bavaria and is brewed and bottled in a 400 year old brewery. This root beer has a diverse array of ingredients including anise, honey, licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, wintergreen, cassia oil, sweet birch and molasses. The well water used comes from the Bohemian Forest region of Bavaria. Rootbeer Dinosaurs of the World, a root beer focused blog, posted photos of the label of a bottle that […]
Ginger ale was invented in the mid-1800s. Typically, there are two two types of ginger ale: Golden and dry. When I was doing research for this episode, I found different people describing them in different ways. But, generally speaking, golden ginger ale is described as having a stronger ginger flavor, a darker, more gold color and sometimes as being sweeter. Meanwhile, dry ginger ale has a more muted ginger flavor and is paler in color. That tends to be the […]
Virgil’s “searched the world for the perfect vanilla cream taste” and Virgil’s Cream Soda is the result. Thank you to HC2BP2089HD for the request. Are you a fan of this drink? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Cream soda dates back to the mid-1800s. They’re usually tan or caramel colored and often incorporate vanilla or vanilla-like flavors.There is a wide selection available and, on this episode of Soda Tasting, we’re going to blind taste some of them. Thank you to Musicluvr4 for requesting that I do a cream soda blind tasting. Please note: On this episode, the introduction was cut off, due to some sort of technical issue with my camcorder. What’s your favorite cream soda? Please […]
Reed’s Original Ginger Brew is made from a Jamaican recipe for homemade ginger ale that has 17 grams of fresh ginger root per 12 ounces, with 25% fruit juice. Thank you to abehammy for the request. What do you think of Reed’s Original Ginger Brew? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Virgil’s Orange Cream Soda, like other orange creams, is meant to evoke a taste similar to a Creamsicle. Do you have a favorite orange cream soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
REED’S Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is a Harry Potter inspired beverage that features a unique mix of sweeteners. I am joined by a guest: my brother, Sean O’Keefe. He is a member of F.B.I. Improv and we release videos together as Patrick and Sean. What’s the worst soda you’ve ever had? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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