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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Berzee's Avatar
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    British people! What root beer do you drink?

    (not-British people u can answer too)

    hi guys i like to root beer!
    i have tasted many tasty root beers and even visited a root beers sort-of-museum!
    but i forgot most of the names! 9_6 so someday i may experience them anew

    wat r ur best kinds?
    thx!
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    Sometimes it's nice for the beer to come before the root but don't have too many. Drink responsibly.

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    We don't!

    We have a thing called dandelion and burdock which is apparently similar, but it is not very common and I have not tasted root beer to compare.

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    Carter's is the best stuff I've found.
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    Root Beer is bloody horrible. It's like drinking mouth wash. Bad mouth wash.
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    This is the only acceptable brand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBC_Root_Beer

    edit: I lie -- I guess A&W is also acceptable.
    Last edited by Jams O'Donnell; 28-08-2013 at 12:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    This is the only acceptable brand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBC_Root_Beer

    edit: I lie -- I guess A&W is also acceptable.
    IBC! Classic. I used to save the bottles for no explainable reason.

    In other news, I've also recently developed an occasional affinity for Frostop root beer as well as their cream soda.

    A&W is alright, but when it comes to the big brands easily available in cans (which I will drink when too lazy to acquire a quirky special variety to drink while feeling elite), I prefer Barqs because 1) it is caffeinated! and 2) it is less creamy than A&W. For drinking by itself, most (not all) of the time I like my Roots Beer to have more of a refreshing pungency. If I want it to be creamy, I will float an ice cream on it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish
    Root Beer is bloody horrible.
    Permit me to engage in the time-honored universal defense of beverages that you like but another person doesn't, as laid down by our forefathers in RPS article comments about tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelron
    dandelion and burdock
    Fascinating! *goes on a google-journey*
    Last edited by Berzee; 28-08-2013 at 02:39 PM.
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    I gave my nippers a root beer each rather than their usual preferred international mega-beverage.
    They didn't speak to me for a week.


    I'll try them with a Fentimans Dandelion and Burdock next time we're out....if they ever trust me again.

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    Root Beer is NOTHING like Dandelion and Burdock.

    Even the trad. D&B (rather than the sugary one most people will have encountered) is nowhere near as harsh as Root Beer.

    Root Beer tastes like Dentine/Mouthwash - the stuff you wash your mouth with at the dentist FFS ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Root Beer tastes like Dentine/Mouthwash - the stuff you wash your mouth with at the dentist FFS ;)
    I happily drank root beer for decades before someone pointed out this similarity to me. Since then I've been unable to enjoy root beer.
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    I'm not a fan of Root Beer but my eldest daughter loves it. Her favourite is currently Bundaburg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Root Beer is NOTHING like Dandelion and Burdock.

    Even the trad. D&B (rather than the sugary one most people will have encountered) is nowhere near as harsh as Root Beer.

    Root Beer tastes like Dentine/Mouthwash - the stuff you wash your mouth with at the dentist FFS ;)
    I only mentioned the similarity as something brought up by Google. I've never tried root beer.

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    I believe I tried Root Beer once in New York and hated it, was vaguely vanilla flavoured? (Or is that Cream Soda?)

    We don't really do Root beer in the UK. You can get the big American brands from some places though, I'm sure.

    We do have lots of Ginger Beer though, and the oddness that is Dandelion and Burdock. There's also a recently appeared brand of alcopops called Jeremiah Weed that has some kind of root-flavoured varieties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMaster View Post
    and the oddness that is Dandelion and Burdock.
    There's nothing odd about D & B, drink of the gods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMaster View Post
    I believe I tried Root Beer once in New York and hated it, was vaguely vanilla flavoured? (Or is that Cream Soda?)
    It was probably cream soda, which I can't stand either.
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    What the hell is root beer? Is it even a kind of beer, i.e. does it contain alcohol? As I hear mention of dandelion and burdock and am not happy.

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