- Brewed under the authority of KK Minnesota, LLC for Killebrew Beverages.
- P.O. Box 1609 W. City. Rd. 42 #244 Burnsville, MN 55306
- The Pitch:
- With the Hall of Fame Taste
- The Ingredients:
- Pure natural spring water, high fructose corn syrup, pure Minnesota
honey, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, and citric acid.
- The Website:
- This was free stuff, sent by the brewer. Even though I'm a lifelong
A's fan, how could I not want to try something with "Killer's"
name (last name, anyway) and number, 3, on it?
Just based on the wrapping
job they did I was ready to give this product an "A",
but I thought I'd press on and actually drink the stuff. After
all, it's made "using an old family recipe for rootbeer"...since
I've never seen a family recipe that calls for high fructose corn
syrup I had to give it a go.
- Lightly carbonated, fairly headless when poured. I don't really like
reviewing root beer sent by the brewer, because if I don't like it I
feel bad writing, "thanks for the free stuff, I'm going to tell
people it sucks." (see Sparky's)
A great name is no guarantee of great taste (see McCaffrey's)
and my concern was redoubled when, after agreeing to review the root
beer, I read on their site that the root beer has a "nice birch
flavor"...uh oh! (see birch)
Fortunately they're using some new non-wintergreen birch because this
stuff isn't minty at all. It does have some bite, not particularly creamy...it
would probably go good over vanilla ice cream. I was surprised at how
drinkable it is - I was fairly gulping the stuff. The sweetness is a
bit different, somewhat reminiscent of cane sugar, must be the honey.
There's a long-lasting acidic aftertaste and my lips were sticky when
I was done (maybe from the gulping), but the kids had no complaint.
Update: I picked up some Breyer's vanilla ice cream and made floats
for me and the kids (Mrs. Spike still won't touch the stuff)...definitely
the way to go.
All in all a good brew, worth checking out. I call 'em like I see
'em...it's got a good taste, a little different, but the aftertaste
holds it back. B