Dry Soda Rhubarb

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 7
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Age: Not Applicable
Price: $1.50 for 12 oz (355 ml)

Mildly dry with a whisper of rhubarb taste.

Notes: Dry Soda (dry as in “not sweet”) has developed a line of sodas that were meant to have a minimum of sugar and a emphasis on taste. Other flavors include Blood Orange, Cucumber, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Grass,  and Vanilla Bean.

Appearance: Nice fizz/carbonation to it. Perfectly clear, the company did not feel compelled to color it with some chemicals just for shelf appeal.

First Impression: Nice light Rhubarb smell to it, like you were smelling a freshly snapped rhubarb stem. Slightly dry savory notes almost a little celery like but nicely done, distinctive but not a syrupy flavor equivalent.

Taste:  Mildly dry with a whisper of rhubarb taste. Pairs well with food , compliments things nicely without overwhelming your taste buds or carpet bombing them with too much flavor and sugars.

Drinks: Works well in drinks were you want taste and not sugar, stickiness and intrusive flavor. Pairs and plays well in both cocktails and with many different foods.

Bottle: Generic clear glass, 12 oz size .Information s printed directly on the glass to save paper and be environmentally friendly and eminently recyclable. Print in this case is rhubarb stalk red.

Final Thoughts:  While I don’t care for it as much as some of their other flavors, it is more a personal taste issue than a statement about the quality of the soda itself.  Still a very nice thinking/conscious persons soda. Low sugar, nice unusual taste and not over done like some many others out there. O. K., it costs a bit more than a generic soda ( but less than a number of other high end sodas) but if you are using quality spirits it’s a waste to use cheap mixer – particularly in a drink that doesn’t have a lot else in it (no fruit juices, liquors, etc.). You wouldn’t use chlorinated tap water, so why use cloying dulling mixers?


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