Bundaberg are an Australian brand.
I’ve previously encountered their Ginger Beer – which I enjoyed – but hadn’t tried this Root Beer before so was tempted on spotting it in my local supermarket.
There’s a lot of ingredients on the back label – so how does it taste?
The colour looks like a dark stout – courtesy added caramel.
The nose – to me anyway – is quite artificial.
Light carbonation with a sweet dark cherry thing going on. A bit unusual to my tastes.
Makes for an alternative style of soft drink – despite it being labelled a beer – but I think I’ll stick to the ginger variety myself.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks website here.
There’s also a Bundaberg Rum site here.
Non alcoholic drinks are expanding at a rapid rate.
It’s always good to see an Irish Distillery – Old Carrick Mill Distillery in this case – get in on the act. Especially when offered at an attractive price in Aldi too!
Saoirse means freedom in Irish – yet the nose offered up a pleasant sweet fruity fragrance.
A tad watery on the palate – similar to other non-alcoholic spirits – that lacked body & depth.
Sadly the finish faded rather quickly too. Leaving little taste or flavour behind.
Perhaps these kind of drinks are more suited for cocktails – which aren’t my thing.
A pleasant nose, an attractive bottle & affordable price still don’t compensate for a rather weak drinking experience – but then I’m not really the target audience.
A worthy entrant to the non-alcoholic category.
All photos authors own.