Sioux City is a rather unremarkable, easy-drinking root beer. It is highly carbonated, has a simple root beer flavour, is very sweet, and has no aftertaste. It’s drinkable by the litre (that’s about a quart, to those still using medieval units). Like many root beers, the label is printed to look old-timey, recalling a bygone era of saloons and boot-spurs, which, really, is out of place for a beverage popularized after that era had closed. It has a full-colour mass-produced printed label and artificial ingredients. Who are they fooling?
Did we mention that Sioux City is “highly carbonated”? The explosive effervescence melds with the unremarkable flavour to produce the equivalent of a firework that fires, but then fizzles. It’s not terrible. Just don’t expect a show.
We bought this root beer along with several others in a Portland Fred Meyer store.Sioux City Root Beer,