Saturday, December 22, 2012

Boylan Root Beer

This has been one I've been wanting to try for a while...

Boylan Root Beer 4-pack

Boylan Root Beer

Brand: Boylan Bottling Co. Root Beer.

Origin: Teterboro, New Jersey.

Purchase Place: Lunds Grocery Store, St. Paul (Highland Park), MN.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar.

Review: Honestly, I don't know. I didn't get a strong feeling either way with this root beer. It had a little anise, but not too much for my taste. It was fine, but it wasn't great. I'll have to crack into another one of the 4-pack and report back to see if I can nail down the flavor and my thoughts on it. So for now, I'm giving it a 5. And like I said in my recent post about Vigil's Root Beer, I'll post back when I try it again.

Score: 5 out of 10.


  1. Boylan's is one of the best-selling root beers. Middle of the road.

    1. SteveQ, are you saying it tries to make everyone happy by being "middle of the road" and it fails for some? Or are you saying my review is wrong and I need to re-try it because it sells so well?

  2. Their root beer is very mediocre. It's not something that I would buy again and again. It just doesn't stack up against Empire, Draft A&W, Sprecher, Captain Eli, and Route 66 root beer.

  3. I took one sip of Boylans earlier this Spring and exclaimed "Wow! That's some sweet boot reer!" right in the middle of Caribou. So I started trying other boot reers, and did not realize until today that I wasn't the only one! Honestly for me, Boylans is the one to beat. Can't stand Sprecher. A&W and Barq's are solid performers, and I like IBC. Looking forward to trying others.