Category: Root Beer
Product of: United States
The A&W Root Beer business was established in 1919 by Roy W. Allen when he opened a roadside root beer stand in Lodi, California, using a formula he purchased from a pharmacist. In 1922 he partnered with Frank Wright and their combined initials formed the brand name "A&W".
Sampled on 02/06/2014
Clear, deep tawny brown with ruby glints (no head).
Chocolate and coffee, mild antiseptic-like sarsaparilla and faint wisps of smoke.
Very sweet, burnt caramel, sarsaparilla with vanilla and faint raspberry jam notes.
More sarsaparilla emerges in the finish with chocolate and vanilla.
Closure: Ring-pull can