Top Ten Best Root Beers


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IBC root beer is my favorite among those I've tasted that currently are on the market. In fact, I drink the IBC DIET root beer, and it's delicious. I've had root beer from California to Virginia, and IBC is still my #1 choice. IBC has that old-fashioned root beer taste that I remember from my childhood. There are four other root beers on the list that I enjoy, but IBC truly is the best tasting to me.

IBC root beer is by far the best root beer I've ever had. It is rich and satisfying. (Satisfying as in always wanting more) IBC is refreshing, pure, and is not a gigantic mass produced brand that is shipped every where and makes you feel sick. That is why I think IBC tops almost every other root beer.

I think IBC is by far the best Root Beer on the market today. I've tried the others and nothing compares to the rich old fashioned flavor of IBC. The dark bottles are a plus for preserving freshness and taste.

I think it is smooth

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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.

A&W is not overly sweet, but gives just the right amount of slightly sugary taste to please. It is my favorite root beer by far. I also like that it's not too mainstream; it doesn't belong to Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Maybe that lets the creators put more work into it.

Not only does it taste great, but the colder you get it, even to the verge of freezing, the better it tastes. It becomes a delicacy that is rewards you with as much care as you put into preparing it for your gullet.

A&w is the bomb dot com

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3Barqs 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

Not the best root beer. Not even top 20. Tastes like carbonated syrup. The only thing Barq's has going for it is its bite. It has no root beer flavor and has zero head. If you think this is the best, do yourself a favor and pick up any glass bottled root beer. Chances are it's at least five times better than Barq's.

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!

My all time favorite drink

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4Henry 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.

I've been a Root beer and orange cream soda lover for over 25 years and I'm telling you this is the absolute no contest best root beer in the game. A true American standard and should be considered a game-changer.

I absolutely love Henry Weinhard's Root Beer. It causes an explosion of delicious creamy bitter-sweetness on my taste buds, and I have not yet found a better root beer. A&W used to be my favorite, but then I went and found almost a dozen new brands and this was easily my favorite (coming from a guy who has trouble deciding on just one). I recommend this root beer to anyone who hasn't had a gourmet root beer. Although beware of the head. It often overflows if the pack isn't chilled properly. But the head is probably the best part, so just guzzle it anywau

The best High Fructose Corn Syrup root beer I've ever had! Very creamy, excellent and lasting head, decent bite. Do not drink this slightly chilled - it needs to be cold to bring out its full flavor!

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5Dad's Root Beer

I made prefer Dad's over all other root beers because I grew up with it and reminds me of the good times in the 90s. But I also love its smooth but barky flavor - and I also love the design of the can itself and that it hasn't changed over time: very simple, old school looking, and classic!

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...

I have been dying to try this and still haven't. Someone please tell me what stores I can find this root beer. I have tried my local grocery store Kroger and a bunch of worldwide stores.

This is the one that my aunt and uncle had on tap at their soda shop, and the one I used when they taught me how to make a Black Cow, its what they used to call a root beer float

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6Hires Root Beer

I drank Hires for many years until the company folded. I've been pleased to see it is back on the market. It has just the right blend of sweet and sassy.

Great Root Beer stands the test of time, and yes, Hires is the greatest!

One of the oldest brands and still great by itself and in a float.

I Love the after taste..

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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.

Best root beer ever

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8Barrelhead Root Beer

Was the best when it was manufactured by cadbury and in my mind still the best root beer ever made. Sorry they discontinued it..

Was and still is the best. Hopefully they'll revive this long lost brand!

No question it was the greatest tasting root beer ever made! Hands down...

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9Route 66 Root Beer

It has to be the worst I've ever had. could not even finish the bottle.

Tastes great sweet and smooth

Mom? If you're reading this, hi

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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.

My grandson Joe G. Loves Mug Root Beer over all the others. I believe he is correct.🍺

I love the soft flavor. There's just enough carbonation to taste amazing

It's so creamy and flavorful! Gotta be my number 2 behind Barqs

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The Newcomers

?Stars & Stripes Root Beer

Pretty nice. I usually drink this or A&W depending on my mood

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11Hanks 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.

Strong Vanilla flavor, not to sharp on the carbonation and good after taste going down the throat.

If you can find it you won't be let down. It's really amazing.

The best but hard to find.

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12Stewarts 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!

Old fashioned. How is this not number one

Try Stewart's orange cream soda too.

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Very strong pleasant tasting root beer. Smell it all over the room when you open the lid... - tedward

14Junior Johnson Root Beer

Best root beer ever. Stores in western North Carolina cannot keep it in stock.

15Abita Root Beer

The best root beer by far! It's amazing!

Excellent! Not too sweet. Just right.

Best Root Beer I have ever had!

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16Berghoff's Root Beer

No do not like served warm at berghoffs. Not good.


Grew up on this treat


If everyone could try it, they'd be sure to love it. Not too sweet, great flavor!

Love this root beer! We drive miles to get it.

Yum! Best root beer in Minnesota

The best root beer hands down

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19Dog 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 - footballanytime

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

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20Sioux City Root Beer

This root beer has a taste unlike any other. It truly is the best out there.

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List StatsUpdated 29 Nov 2015

800 votes
44 listings
5 years, 217 days old

Top Remixes (6)

1. Hires Root Beer
2. A&W
3. 1919
1. Sprecher
2. Henry Weinhard's Root Beer
3. Dad's Root Beer
1. Barrelhead Root Beer
2. Hires Root Beer
3. Junior Johnson Root Beer

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