Ginger Soda (2 reviews)

Flying Bison Ginger Soda

Flying Bison Ginger Soda

This is the first Flying Bison soda that I haven't been completely stoked about. It's not a ginger ale, yet it's not quite a ginger beer. Let me break it down this way, this makes me feel like Flying Bison has a base soda that for each flavor they add something different to. I'm sure most companies do the same thing. This tastes like that base with a bunch of ginger in it. It has a slight burn, but nothing crazy. My problem with it is that it's way sweeter than any other ginger drink I've ever had. The sweetness is very specific and it reminded me too much of their mint sodas (minus the mint). It's okay, but I would just prefer a ginger beer.

Website
http://www.flyingbisonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 14th, 2011
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Dry Ginger Soda

Dry Ginger Soda

Soda has existed since the 17th century. It’s had a wild ride that started from flavoring naturally carbonated mineral waters, through infusing water with carbon dioxide bubbles to where we are today. It’s an interesting history, but there is one part of it that I need explained to me; at what point did companies decide that people needed their sodas to be laden with so much sugar/sweeteners? They took a beverage that was once used for its health benefits (some probably imagined i.e. Moxie and soft brain) to a drink that has been linked to obesity and other health issues. Sure I enjoy a nice sweet soda, but if that wasn’t what was fed to me as a kid I wouldn’t miss the sugar and I think if I drank one now for the first time ever I would proclaim it to be far too sweet, and not be able to understand how people enjoyed it. All one needs is bubbles and flavor. Sure the sugar brings out the flavor a little more, but it only takes a little bit of it to do that. Dry knows this and used that practice in their soda making. This 12oz soda has 16g of sugar. A can of Coke of the same size has 39g. That is an insane difference. I would never say that this soda I’m drinking wasn’t sweet; it’s just not more sweetener than flavor. Also, the health difference is enormous.

The sugar content does make a big difference in the flavor as well. It has a real ginger flavor to it, and does not taste candied. The ginger flavor is actually fantastic, and this is what I want out of a ginger ale. It’s not a ginger beer, but it’s on that same road. Normally ginger ale always feels like it’s on the access road that runs parallel to the highway that ginger beer travels. It’s the highway of kings.

Website
http://www.drysoda.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 18th, 2015
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