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Boylan's Limited Release Sparkling Cider

Boylan's Limited Release Sparkling Cider

When I see the word “cider” I have a very specific flavor in mind. It’s a fall flavor that is created by juicing apples in a certain way, and a lot of the time it involves spices. It is not simply just any apple drink. It’s a flavor that I am particularly protective over, because there is a cider mill in my home town and to be honest, it’s one of the best beverages ever created.

This, this is not cider. It definitely tastes like apples, but nothing like apple cider. To me it tastes like all of those apple sodas that you can get in the UK. My ladyfriend tells me that it tastes like alcoholic cider, without the alcohol. It’s sweet, it’s appley, but it lacks the bold warmness that comes with real cider (even when served cold).

If this were not presented as cider, I would say that it is one of the better apple sodas, but as I said I’m a protective man, and cider this is not.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Cider, Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 23rd, 2015
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Boylan's Seasonal Release Shirley Temple

Boylan's Seasonal Release Shirley Temple

It’s been quite some time since I’ve come across a new Boylan’s flavor. Luckily I came across this one waiting at my front door for me. Gifts are always nice, especially when they are a limited release pop. I don’t know what exactly makes a Shirley Temple a seasonal release. I mean you can go bowling any time of the year and while beer may be the official drink of most bowlers, those of us who do not drink alcohol know that there is no other choice on the lanes than a Shirley Temple.

I just looked it up and I was shocked to discover that the actress Shirley Temple is still alive. I had always assumed that she had passed on…crazy. I also discovered that her birthday is April 23rd, so perhaps this soda will be seasonal in celebration of her birth. I can accept that.

The best part of this soda is that Boylan got it correct. They used the proper base of ginger ale and not lemon lime and some people who like to cheap out use. Everyone knows that ginger ale is a superior soda, and it is what belongs in a Shirley Temple. You take that superior soda and put a splash of grenadine in it and bam there you go, a tasty beverage. This tastes exactly like it should. The only thing more I could ask for is for there to be a cherry floating in the bottle. Now that would be true magic. Well, that and me bowling a 300 tonight.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 28th, 2013
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Boylan's Ginger Ale

Boylan's Ginger Ale

Sometimes there are sodas that you take for granted simply because they are readily available. You forget that they are semi-regional and that not everyone is lucky enough to have them at local gas stations. Boylan's is one of those companies for me. I see it all the time, and never think twice. They actually make quality soda that is sweetened with cane sugar. I'm sure it's the same with people in North Carolina who have Cheerwine everywhere. People up here would kill for it, well if they knew what it was.

This is a great little ginger ale here. Unlike the ginger ale that most people are used to this actually is made with ginger and not chemicals and artificial garbage. It has a little lemon and lime thrown into the mix, which mellows it out a bit. I am a ginger fiend (pickled ginger goes on nearly everything I eat, and I absolutely love a good ginger beer) and I have to say you can really tell the difference when ginger is one of the ingredients. It makes the drink taste less like bubbly sugar water and more like an old fashioned tonic of some sort. It's still sweet, but it has layers of flavor and not just one straight taste the whole way through. It is also a fact that I have discovered that every single one of those flavor layers is delicious. I also just found out through our dear friend Wikipedia that "Pale" or "Dry" ginger ale means that it has less of a ginger kick, or burn. Well that makes sense. I approve and so should you.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 3rd, 2012
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Boylan's Lemon

Boylan's Lemon

At first, you think to yourself "Lemon pop? What's this all about?" and then you take a sip and realize, wait a second here, there is lime in this, too. It's good. Crisp. It's defiantly lemon and lime but different than Sprite and 7Up. It's a bit like the Pop Shoppe Sparkle Up pop we had a while back. It was nice. Not too sweet and not at all syrupy as it's made with cane sugar. This would make a great summertime pop.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 21st, 2010
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Boylan's Orange Cream

Boylan's Orange Cream

This is a pretty standard orange cream soda. It tastes like a creamsicle. It doesn't have as strong of a vanilla flavoring as some other brands do. It's more of an orange pop with a little something extra thrown in, as opposed to a cream soda with a little orange in the mix. It's still a bit creamy, but just not overly vanilla.
The "orange" flavoring in this comes from mandarin and tangerine oils, so they got that going for them.
Don't get me wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this drink. The problem is that after drinking the Virgil's Orange Creme Soda, I have a whole new level of expectations for this category.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 21st, 2010
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Boylan's Natural Creme Vanilla

Boylan's Natural Creme Vanilla

This is the only Boylan's drink that I've had so far that I haven't been totally psyched about. It's not even close to being bad, but my expectations were sky high due to my history with the company. It's just a general cream soda. I was expecting a crazy authentic vanilla explosion that just never came. If you like a very light cream soda, this is probably what you're looking for.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 14th, 2010
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Boylan's Black Cherry

Boylan's Black Cherry

Boylan!!! How do you do it? Every drink? Really? Every drink. This is the best black cherry pop I've ever had. The cane sugar keeps the flavor sharp and doesn't smooth it out like a corn syrup would. It's got a killer flavor, too.

As many of you know, I drink a lot at work. Before you get concerned about my blood sugar, I share with everyone in the office. Everyone gets a sip or two. We're like a big family here. A family that drinks together stays together. Everyone who drank it loved it. I get a pretty good varied response from the people who drink; some critical and some pretty lax, but all in all, I get varied results. This time? Unanimous.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 13th, 2010
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Boylan's Grape

Boylan's Grape

Boylan is quickly becoming my favorite soda company. I've loved every flavor that I have tried thus far. Grape is no different. It falls somewhere between an actual grape and grape candy flavoring. Children everywhere love this drink. Their faces smeared with chocolate and candy, grasping the bottle of soda as if it were their only friend in the world, chugging away, with a small stream of sugary goodness running down their chin. Grab a bottle. Grab a kiddie pool. Enjoy.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 11th, 2010
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Boylan's Natural Root Beer

Boylan's Natural Root Beer

How is it that root beer is so incredible when I'm not a fan of most of the ingredients? Anise? Licorice? No thanks! They taste like poison to me. You mix those in with some other ingredients and you have yourself one of the world's greatest drinks. Boylan's got their start making birch beer, but they have definitely transferred their magic into this root beer. It has the nice earthy flavor that is common in "fancier" root beers. It's somehow smooth and crisp at the same time. Just like a root beer should be.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 8th, 2010
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Boylan's Birch Beer

Boylan's Birch Beer

It's got a bite, a really hard bite. And it feels good. Man, so good. Go to a root beer brewery and get birch beer and that is the only time you will get birch beer this good. This gets an undeniable 5 apples, cherries, starts, thumbs up, bottles, or whatever else your rating system goes up to. Boylan's, you do it right.

Website
http://www.boylanbottling.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 5th, 2010
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