Thursday, December 6, 2012

Old Fashioned Killebrew Root Beer

I had to grab a strange looking bottle of "Old Fashioned Killebrew Root Beer" at Lunds last week:

Killebrew Root Beer and Cream Soda
Photo from the Killebrew Root Beer Facebook Page.

(Harmon Killebrew is a baseball legend who played for the MN Twins.  He was 2nd only to Babe Ruth in the AL in home runs!)  

I was ready for this to be horrible. I mean, how many former "big name" professional athletes lend their name to actual QUALITY products? Not many. Take for example the fantastically craptastic "Mustrash Talk" commercial featuring 5x All Star and 2x World Series Champ Keith Hernandez. I expected this root beer to taste as bad as that commercial.

Old Fashioned Killebrew Root Beer

The Killebrew Root Beer website also says you can get these at Minnesota Twins games. My new "root beer goal" is to enjoy a cold Killebrew while enjoying a Twins game in 2013.

Brand: Old Fashioned Killebrew Root Beer.

Origin: Ramsey, Minnesota. (This had BETTER be made in MN!)

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

Sweetener: High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Review: Rich and heavy (but shy of being "syrupy") with a great sweetness added by Minnesotan honey (the 3rd ingredient). It has a great combination of perfectly smooth but with some bite at the end. And the twist-top aluminum can was quite nice - I thought it could be weird. Pretty fantastic all around! Just like Harmon.

Score: 9 out of 10.

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