Results: This one’s roughly in the middle of the trio.
To start with, it’s aided by copious amounts of sugar. The initial rush is like a glazed donut with vanilla whipped cream liberally applied to the top of it. It’s got a bit of a root beer kick, but that sassafras essence is again compounded by sugary vanilla wafers. Bottom line: If sweet vanilla is your jam, you’ll be all over this soda.
One word of warning. Make sure to drink it ice cold and fast, for when this Vanilla Cream Ale warms up the vegetal malt liquor base really starts to show itself, ultimately becoming quite dominating on the palate. As with other sodas of this ilk, that funky, raw alcohol note is tough to shake and lingers for far too long.
4.1% abv (considerably lower in alcohol than the other two products).
B / $11 per six pack of 12 oz. bottles / smalltownbrewery.com
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