Sunday, September 18, 2011

Durango’s Zuberfizz Rootbeer

The name itself is fun to say.  The label is very cool with fun colors.  I think one of my favorite lables, easy to read and they stayed with the same font on most of the bottle.  Durango even kept the font on the nice black bottle cap.  Enough about the outside, how about the inside.
At first opening the bottle it had a good spew and light root beer aroma.  As I poured there was a nice rise in the head and I figured this would be a very carbonated brew.  To my surprise, it wasn’t.  Actually I barely noticed the carbonation at all.  A very smooth brew with a nice blend of cane sugar and root beer extract.  Not as strong as the “standard” A&W and not as flavorful either.  That’s not a bad thing.  The blend made it, in my opinion, very good.  Also a good “chuggable” brew. 
Durango’s website really lets you know that they use the cane sugar and it does reflect in the taste.  Here’s an excerpt from their website: The most important ingredient used in our sodas is pure cane sugar. Large companies have abandoned pure cane sugar to cut costs by using high-fructose corn syrup. It has been shown that this new widely-used ingredient is difficult to metabolize and is the leading cause of obesity and diabetes among Americans. Pure cane sugar also tastes much better.
I agree!  Cane sugar is better and has a better flavor in any soda.  The color was a bit darker than A&W.  All in all this is a very good root beer.  The cost is a bit pricey, 15 bottle for $36 shipped.  If you’re in Colorado or Las Vegas, get some.  You won’t be disappointed.  Good Job Durango!
My rating is set a 4 frosty mugs.  Points added for smoothness and a cool bottle!

~ Marc

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