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Bulldog Brewery, 706 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, California  93704

[NOTE: This brewery is now closed, although Bulldog is still available in supermarkets. See their web pages below.]



     Rooty nose.  Delicate carbonation, smooth taste, for a perfect mouthfeel.  Sweet honey taste that hangs with you, with a hint of wintergreen aftertaste that doesn't linger unpleasantly.  A very fine root beer.  My only small criticism is that it isn't particularly rooty, beyond the nose.  "I like that alot!" says Nancy.  As of 3/16/03, this is among the top-rated root beers we have sampled.


Luke's Numbers (3/16/03)



Sweetness   10

Carbonation   9

Rootiness   7

Smoothness   10

Aftertaste   7

Over-all mouthfeel  10

Over-all Flavor  8.5

Over-all Root Beer Experience  9.0

Over-all average  8.81

Luke's Rank: 3 of 143


Ingredients (from the bottle, but see below): carbonated water, fructose corn syrup, malto dextrin, raw honey, natural and artificial flavors, vanilla, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate (a preservative).  12 oz. bottle, 160 calories, 55 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrates.

From the Bulldog Root Beer website:  NOTE: The current ingredients listed on the labels are wrong. The correct list of ingredients is as follows. This will appear on future labels, once we get the new labels printed.

INGREDIENTS: Carbonated water, cane sugar, honey, maltodextrin, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate, real vanilla, phosphoric acid, salt.


        Bulldog Root Beer homepage -- nice links to reviews and more

        Anthony's Root Beer Barrel review -- gives Bulldog the top marks of 237 root beers


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