Top Ten Best Root Beers

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1
Sprecher
Sprecher has one of the best tastes around. It does use high fructose corn syrup though rather than cane sugar or other higher quality sweetener.
From Milwaukee it is the best I've had when traveling around the country. Hands down the best and I have tried all the others on this list, can you say the same?
This is really number 1. I don't know how A&W is number 1; probably because so many people have tried it but not tried Sprecher. Sprecher has the best rooty flavor of any root beer out there.
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2IBC
Has a nice strong root beer taste. Very good in a float because the flavor of the ice cream doesn't take over.
The best root beer and comes in bottles!

It has a good flavor but it's not my favorite but it's my favorite on this list.
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3Henry Weinhard's Root Beer
Every time I pop open a bottle I say to myself "this is the best root beer I've ever had". There are lots of great choices on this list. But, Henry's is definitely my favorite. Enjoy it ice cold strait from the bottle. Root beer lovers will not be disappointed.
It tastes very good and has honey in it to make it even better. The first time I tried it when I was a kid and it was the coolest thing ever back then. If you haven't tried it try it!
You may not have had the opportunity to try this yet, as it's way more popular in the pacific NW than any other place I've been. If that's the case, I'm very sorry. Really, I'm quite sorry.
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4Dad's Root Beer
Really smooth, hope it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup... Good old natural cane makes the difference, and makes this root beer healthy too...
Dads reminds me of my high school corner candy store. Yum plus you felt like a big shot because it looked like a real beer bottle.
It makes me think of sweet home Indiana.

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5A&W
Perfect blend of sweetness and frothiness. When you pour it from the can into your mouth, you feel the cold yet welcoming, bubbly fizz pass from your lips to the back of your throat and you realize that at that one moment, the waltz of bubbly texture and signature A&W sweetness on your taste buds is all that matters.
This is just delicious. I can't get enough of it. Mug and IBC are good, but Mug, while holding less sugar than A^^W, seems a little candy-like to me. I can't identify specific flavors in IBC, it's nearly a chaotic drink (in a way I guess). A^^W is sweet and delicious, easily ranking top. However, Mug and IBC are good as well, so try those out as well. (they can't compare to a^^w, though). Barq's is definitely not one of my favorites, but, being a root beer, it's still very drinkable.
Had A&W when I was in USA last year, craved the taste and just found an importer in RSA and I can say it's the best and I savour the taste and worth every dollar
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6Barqs Root Beer
Best there is its not just my favorite root beer it's my favorite drink I have one whenever I can I love this stuff its amazing it has great bite great flavor this is an all around great root beer period
Root beer is a preference drink. You either like it smooth and creamy or with real bite. I love Barq's for the bite. Another good root beer not on the list is Triple X. So throwing my vote in for Barq's baby!
It's the best rootbeer around I can't beleve its only the forth best it should be number one all the way
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7Hires Root Beer
One of the oldest brands and still great by itself and in a float.
Great with a Hires Burger - Really tasty!
This list is a joke... Although aw and ibc belong... #1 is clear as gold... Barrelhead is #2
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8Hanks Gourmet Root Beer
There are some great root beers on here, but I voted for Hank's because it is an almost perfect all-around root beer. A fantastic, long lasting head, a wonderful body, and great aftertaste is hard to beat. And that's exactly what you get with this root beer. Also, I'm getting sick and tired of seeing Barq's rated so highly. It is flat out awful to anyone with a distinguished root beer palate. Therefore, if barqs is truly the favorite root beer of those who voted for it, they are likely to only be familiar with flavors in our mainstream bubble such as barqs, mug, and A&W and thus, should try some amazing root beer that you cannot just get at WalMart, but rather go hunt for some gourmet goodness. With that said, I'm done ranting.
If you can find it you won't be let down. It's really amazing.
Hanks root beer is the best out there if you can find it get it!

9Berghoff's Root Beer

10Barrelhead Root Beer
Was and still is the best. Hopefully they'll revive this long lost brand!
Was the best when it was manufactured by cadbury and in my mind still the best root beer ever made. Sorry they discontinued it..
By far the best tasting root beer.. It had the taste of what root beer should be. can't understand why cadbury schwepps discontinued this old time soda!
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The Contenders

11Abita Root Beer
Best Root Beer I have ever had!
Made in Louisiana by Abita Brewing Co., LLC, Abita Springs. Some of the best root beer I've ever tasted.

12Triple XXX Root Beer

13Fitz's
Lets get this on paper Fitz's is a rich tasty root beer that money companies can't beat and I believe it is the best root beer out there

14Bundaberg Australian Root Beer
The best to date!

15Thomas Kemper Root Beer
Very good root beer. Brewed with honey!

16Stewarts Root Beer
Ever since I've had my first bottle of Stewarts root beer, it's been my favorite.
Flat out kills any root beer on this planet!

17Route 66 Root Beer

18Carters
In England, it is all I can get my hands on, sold through a Walmart subsidiary, Asda. At first I was like 'what the he'll?! ', but then it has grown on me a little - enough to buy it by the crate, again because it's all I can get. Doesn't ring true of that original rooty flavour I enjoyed as a child in the Us though...

19Saranac 1888 Root Beer
Definitely lots of corn syrup but has a strong root beer taste (as opposed to a lot of the others on this list. )

20Virgil's
Found this at my local Hy-Vee and was excited to try it! Very disappointed! The anise flavor COMPLETELY overpowered the rootbeer flavor.

21Saint Arnold Root Beer
Best I have ever had.

22Mug
Mug is the "creamiest" and frothiest brand available, it allows for a wide, sweet flavor with no bite provided. Bite takes away from the true quality of the flavor of the beverage. Easily the greatest.
A&W has too much syrup this and IBC are the best

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actually has an interesting unique taste
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23Dog n Suds
I grew up in IL too and used to pick up Dog 'n Suds root beer by the jug. I've tried a lot of root beers over the decades but nothing comes close to the frothy awesomeness of Dog 'n Suds.
Good thing there are a few stores left

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Grew up by dognsuds root beer stands! In illinois! Awesome

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