Trader Joe’s Vintage Root Beer


Our Review: 5.5/10
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Trader Joe’s is a quasi-organic grocery store based in California, but spreading across the united states.  Most of their products are house brand, so it was not a surprise to come across a root beer with their logo on it.

The aroma is of cotton candy, vanilla, and wintergreen.  It has no head to speak of, fizzing out quickly into a bubbly brew like a fountain drink.  This is not a creamy root beer – think peppy, fresh, and highly carbonated.  Luckily, it is not tinny like many of its peers.

Once the sweetness shock is swallowed away and and the fizz calms down, the taste of anise comes through.  There is no aftertaste within a few seconds, however, beyond the sweet residue all too common with this style of root beer.  It isn’t unique  – just a run-of-the-mill, decent brew.

Trader Joe’s Vintage Root Beer lacks the pizazz normally associated with the impressive ingredients list claimed on the bottle.  It would be best bought in bulk and served at a BBQ where you want the guests to know that you shop at Trader Joe’s.  For individual, private enjoyment, choose something else.

Trader Joe's Vintage Root Beer, reviewed by Aristophanes on 2013-02-19T22:15:51-08:00 rating 5.5 out of 10

2 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Vintage Root Beer

  1. Deon Chatham

    My husband really loves your Root beer Soda. I love the Orange Cream Soda. They are simply refreshing. The cane sugar leaves no after taste in your mouth.

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  2. marty

    think it’s the same as aldi’s vintage rb.. similar bottle and apparently they get a lot of the same stuff TJ’s uses.

    it’s not terrible, i’d not get it again..

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