Red Arrow Root Beer


Our Review: 6.8/10
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Red Arrow is an all round good root beer.  It is listed as containing wintergreen, liquorice, and the infamous “natural flavours”.  It pours flat, without a lot of head.  The aroma of wintergreen and liquorice is immediately evident.  It has a smooth flavour, although it’s a bit too sweet for my liking, but the lingering creaminess makes it tolerable.

Red Arrow was originally produced in Michigan, but now is part of the Orca Beverages soda family.  Orca manufactures or bottles many classic root beers, including Frostie’s, Dad’s, Sioux City, and many others.  They seem to have a genuine love of unique sodas.

Red Arrow Root Beer, reviewed by Aristophanes on 2013-06-05T22:36:16-08:00 rating 6.8 out of 10

7 thoughts on “Red Arrow Root Beer

  1. Eddie Hagler

    I found Red Arrow Root Beer has a burnt Butter caramel flavor with a suppressed sweetness that allows some of the depth of flavor the penetrate the sweetness.

    It has a rather different taste to more common root beers with less sweetness and a more acidic taste that almost burns my untrained palate and makes me unlikely to make it a favorite choice.

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  2. Mark

    I tried Red Arrow as part of a recent search to expand my Root beer horizons beyond my favorite, IBC.
    I did pick up on the wintergreen that has been mentioned, but didn’t think it was overwhelming. . In fact, I think RA is rather bland and mediocre. .. I won’t be purchasing it again ..
    I’d give it a 4 or 5 on a scale of 10

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  3. Von

    I compliment the wintergreen and licorice idea as well as the simple and attractive design of the bottle. However this root beer too sweet for me. Not a drink for me to refresh myself with. 5/10

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  4. donut tim

    Purchased Red Arrow as part of variety pack of Orca packaged root beers, (Frostie, Dad’s, Sioux City). Liked Dad’s best but Red Arrow was second. It is a little ‘flat’ and I like the reduced carbonation. Pleasant caramel flavor and very smooth taste 8 out of 10.

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