Root Beer - like or dislike ???

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How many here actually like the taste of Root beer? And WHY?

  1. Love it

    69 vote(s)
    88.5%
  2. Loath it

    6 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Drink it to fit in with the crowd

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. Drink it all the time and Love it.

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
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  1. kiwigtx

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    So we had a family dinner out last night for my older son's birthday. At a local "American" styled Diner....and I decided to try a Root Beer Float. I was looking forward to the new taste experience....but what I got instead has immunised me against several known communicable diseases for at least the next 5 years. :rolleyes:

    The taste and smell combined allowed me to only chug about half of it down....after that I had this incredible urge to purge my guts all over the place. reminded me of a smell similar to Horse Liniment, mixed with Vicks Vapor-rub.

    My question is - How many here actually like the taste of Root beer? And WHY?


    Answers below please. I personally cannot see the attraction. BTW it was a can of AW Root beer with Vanilla Ice Cream. No pics of that due to my disdain for the taste.
     
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    • Richard Cranium

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      • Don selleck

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        anything with the word beer in it is good
         
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        • kiwigtx

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          • dadsbee

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            MMM.. black jellybeans, but I hate root beer. Wife loves it..
             
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            • Don selleck

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              there's a A+W in Dexter, Mi. work around there alot. stop in there about 4 times a year, always get a draft in a glass mug.
               
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                I find that it depends on the quality of the Ice Cream
                 
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                • Don selleck

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                  black licorice and jelly beans, no
                   
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                  • Fran Blacker

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                    Richardsons rootbeer was my favorite, don't know if they're still in business. Worked at a place that sold it in the 70's. They stopped selling it, because minimum purchase 100 cases. A case was 4, 1 gallon cans.
                     
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                    • The Rebel

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                      I've liked root beer forever as well as with good quality vanilla ice cream.

                      Perhaps you got a bad batch or were you eating a vegemite sandwich with it, lol!
                       
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                        IBC - great stuff, but Breyer's quit selling their vanilla bean and that sucks -

                        Root Beer floats were a staple in the house with me and my girls . . .
                         
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                            You must have gotten a bad brew, or the ice cream was soured ? I never touch soda, but will break that rule for a root beer float, when the hot weather is upon us, a few times a year...
                             
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                              I personally enjoy a nice cold root beer....
                               
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                                depends on the brand.
                                i happen to like a&w diet root beer.
                                others, taste different (obviously), some too strong, too bitter, too weak, too sweet.
                                tried some 'hard' root beer. waaaay too sweet for me.
                                (i changed to diet, years ago, when boy2 was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, as an example for him. i cannot drink regular pop anymore, as it's too sweet for me)
                                 
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                                  I don't drink root beer all the time, but I have drank a lot over the years.

                                  A&W is good from the tap. Not as good when bottled. IBC is some of the best. Same thing with Stewart's. There's a few other non-national brands that are really good too. Barq's is another good one that's found everywhere. It's my go to choice if I'm out and about. MUG is good but foams up a little too much.

                                  We tried making some root beer one time. It didn't turn out too well. Figured we'd better stick to buying it. Lol
                                   
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                                    I like it ..through in some vanilla ice cream even better.. birch beer even better than root beer
                                     
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                                    • Don selleck

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                                      I tried the hard root beer once, one drink, bad stuff.
                                       
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                                        When you have a good craft Root Beer and good quality vanilla bean ice cream then they are good. Personally I like Mexican coke (made with cane sugar) with vanilla bean ice cream for coke float, but only when its warm weather.
                                         
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                                          There's nothing like a big swig of root beer swallowed with air when you have to really get a deep down belch out of your system! I can dig it!
                                           
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