There are so many root beers on the market today. Every grocery store turns out their own store brand, usually with pour results. But then you have companies like Boylan who have been working hard at turning out soda pop since 1891. Root beer has been around for quite a long time, so I imagine Boylan has had plenty of time to produce a good one. The root beer I purchased came in a 16 oz glass bottle that proudly stated that this drink was naturally flavored and naturally colored as well as being sweetened with pure cane sugar. The ingredient list reads like this: water, cane sugar, natural flavors, caramel color, natural yucca extract, citric acid, and sodium benzoate (preserves freshness).
If you are a regular drinker of a store brand, watered down root beers, then your mind will be blown by this one. It has a strong spicy taste, most likely anise or maybe the yucca extract. However I think that flavor overwhelms the root beer flavor a bit too much. So I admit I was a bit disappointed but yet I still enjoyed it. It's refreshing and perfectly carbonated.
Where to Buy
I found it at Big Lots recently for 75 cents a bottle. I have also seen it before at Busch's in Saline, Michigan. Many chain grocery stores are carrying Boylan sodas now.
If you are looking for a place online to buy Boylan's check out:
they have a great selection of Boylan's flavors including Root Beer, Creamy Red Birch Beer, Original Birch Beer, Lemon, Ginger Ale, and more!