Point Premium Root Beer

Point Premium Root Beer

A vast majority of the people in the United States, let alone the world know of the wonder that is the state of Wisconsin. It’s famous for cheese and beer, two things that I couldn’t care less about, yet it may be my favorite state. I know it’s probably all in my mind, but it feels like a simpler place where everyone is friendly (Well, except Milwaukee. I’ve almost gotten into a fight with Nazis there, have witnessed a drug deal gone wrong, and played a house that had a drive by a few weeks prior). I have had conversations with people about how a band could do a two week tour of just the state playing all of the wonderfully named towns. I also played my best game of Galaga ever in a laundromat in Appleton. If all of this isn’t enough for you, they also have the grocery store chain Woodmans, which comes in second after Wegmans in my world.

Another thing that Wisconsin has is a decent amount of breweries that make sodas. I came across Point in a cheese shop that my traveling companions wanted to stop at, and was excited to pick up a few flavors. Later that night I decided to enjoy this root beer while I ate one of the most disappointing calzones of my life (not in Wisconsin). On paper this should be a wonderful soda. It’s small batch brewed, it’s sweetened with Wisconsin honey and it has real vanilla in it. Unfortunately all of these great things somehow couldn’t save this root beer. Things started pleasantly enough it’s nice and creamy but then there was something lingering underneath. It wasn’t anything that made me dump out the bottle, but it tasted off, almost burnt. I checked some other review sites and everyone else seems to love this root beer, so I’m left wondering if I got a bad batch, or if the bottle was old. If I ever come across it again I will pick up another bottle and give it a second chance, because it’s from Wisconsin, and it has premium ingredients. I just don’t want to accept that this isn’t good.

Website
http://www.pointbeer.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 12th, 2015