Top Ten Best Root Beers


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Has a nice strong root beer taste. Very good in a float because the flavor of the ice cream doesn't take over.
Strong and robust, you know you're drinking a quality root beer. Not a syrupy or weak watered down version like the major brand beers ( you know, those also popularly found in cans). 'enough said.
The best root beer and comes in bottles!

The best. Simply. Best
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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.
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.
I love A&W root beer man. Why is it so popular? BECAUSE IT'S DELICIOUS. Things are popular for reasons.
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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.
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4Hires Root Beer
This list is a joke... Although aw and ibc belong... #1 is clear as gold... Barrelhead is #2
One of the oldest brands and still great by itself and in a float.
Great with a Hires Burger - Really tasty!
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5Barqs 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!
There's something about it. It's very strong, addicting, and it just makes my mouth tingle. It's like a traditional lager compared to a 'light' beer. I want the heavy stuff! Same applies here.. Barq's is just a heavier version of root beer.
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6Henry Weinhard's Root Beer
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
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!
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7Barrelhead 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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8Dad'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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9Hanks 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!

10Junior Johnson Root Beer

The Contenders

11Berghoff's Root Beer

12Route 66 Root Beer


14Abita 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.


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


actually has an interesting unique taste
Been drinking Mug since the 60's... Number one in my heart!
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17Jackson Hole Buckin' Root Beer

18Lost Trail Root Beer

19Triple XXX Root Beer

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

21Stewarts 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!

22Bundaberg Australian Root Beer
The best to date!

23Thomas Kemper Root Beer
Very good root beer. Brewed with honey!

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...

25Saranac 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. )
The waters of Saratoga are filled with iron which gives this root beer a different taste and the best after taste.

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

27Saint Arnold Root Beer
Best I have ever had.

28Dog 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


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

29Bawls G33K B33R

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