What could be more patriotic than drinking a classic root beer with an American flag on the bottle? Americana is a line of "vintage sodas" that is distributed by Orca Beverages out of Mukilteo, WA. The bottle tells me that this soda is handcrafted and contains pure cane sugar as the sweetener. The Americana brands offers 6 flavors: Root Beer, Huckleberry, Honey Lime Ginger Ale, Black Cherry, Orange Cream, and Honey Cream (the last 2 I haven't had yet). Below you will find my thoughts on each one of these classic soda pops!
Americana Root Beer
This root beer contains vanilla, licorice and sassafras root bark. When I first tasted it, I felt like "this is kind of ordinary", but then those other flavors hit you and it's like "woah, there is something to this root beer." It's kind of on the sweet side, so that may be a turn off to some people. The amount of carbonation as with all the Americana sodas was perfect.
Americana Black Cherry
This is actually the first Americana flavor I had and so it's the one that got me to seek out the others. There are so many artificial tasting black cherry sodas out there, luckily this isn't one of them. This is a good black cherry with a genuine cherry flavor, no cough medicine aftertaste here. I would like to compare this one side by side with Henry Weinhard’s Black Cherry Cream, which I did give a 5 star rating to.
Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale
While Americana offers some of the traditional soda flavors, they also go outside the box, like with their Honey Lime Ginger Ale. I never would have thought of that combination, but they all work so well together. This drink is complex and delicious. The Ginger Ale itself is on the strong side, so I hope you like ginger ale!
Click here to check out my original review of Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale.
Americana Huckleberry Soda
Click here to check out my original review of Americana Huckleberry Soda.
Americana is one of the best lines of soda pop I have ever had. Everything is either 4 or 5 stars. I haven't tried the Orange Cream or Honey Cream yet, but I have high hopes for both of them.