Bulldog vs A&W Root beer

Bulldog Root Beer

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So far, I’ve sampled about a dozen different root beers produced by Orca Beverage in Mukilteo, WA, and I think that I can safely say that Bulldog is the best of them. Unfortunately, that does not mean that Bulldog is among the best root beers I’ve tried overall, but it is a very good, solid root beer. I’d happily purchase it again.

Bulldog does suffer one of the near fatal flaws that all root beers out of Mukilteo seem to share: no head. Or at least, not much. When poured, Bulldog does produce a thin pad of foam which never reached more than about 3/4 of an inch thick, and it lingers for less than a minute after being poured.

The flavor, though, is great. It has a nice rounded body with good balance; the vanilla, honey, sassafras and a bit of licorice are all present but none is too dominant. Consequently, the brew is moderately creamy with a good robust flavor, and just a little bite from the carbonation and spices. If anything some might find it a touch too rich, it’s just a touch on the sweet and syrupy side… but for my tongue, it’s just about right.

Questions? Comments?

As usual, you can add your own rating to this root beer. I’ve given it a 7/10. For my root beer reviews, the overall rating is NOT a combined score from all of the individual characteristics; those are just provided for quick reference.

[Main Photo: This image provides a comparison between Bulldog and A&W Root Beers, with A&W on the right. Both were poured at about the same time before being photographed, but the image is a composite of two photos.]