Monday, May 14, 2012

Dominion Root Beer (Is It a Stag)

It’s a warm day in May and found myself with nothing but time on my hands for the first time in many, many weeks. I was munching on some peanut butter and saltines and found myself thirsty for some root beer goodness. I reached way in the back of my fridge and pulled out a Dominion that brother Adam gave to me some time back. Here’s another company that has its roots in alcoholic brews but this particular brew doesn’t disappoint in its non-alcoholic.

 The label was simple in design and the large stag deer led me to believe it was touting its dominance. It’s made with pure honey and that is definitely a plus! The color was a nice dark brown and the aroma test was typical of most root beers. The only surprise I got with this brew was the “not too sweet” taste test. It had enough “sweet” but not overwhelming at all. The carbonation was a medium light and was easy to chug in my Steelers mug. The flavor was very nice and that of a typical higher grade root beer. Vanilla is the last ingredient on the list but seemed to be more than a hint.

Overall this brew was very good. It may be hard to find unless you live in Virginia. Most of the areas that stock it are there. There are a couple of spots in Maryland and Pennsylvania. It’s also available on tap. Here’s a link to a nice video from Dominion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTgKEswlKo

I give this brew 3.5 Frosty Mugs

~Marc

1 comment:

Tatiana said...

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