Thursday, October 16, 2014

Venturing Into Vernors

For the longest time I have heard the fans of Vernors Ginger Soda speak lovingly of their bubbly choice. Well, on my trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I came across a version of Vernors that would surely fit my bill. It was crafted and bottled by the Soda mavens at the Dr Pepper Bottling Company in West Jefferson, NC. Bottled in glass and sweetened with real Sugar, I was sold. I'd give it a shot. Interestingly enough, Vernors is not a Ginger Ale or Ginger beer, it is clearly listed on the label as "The Original Ginger Soda". That's different.
    The first thing about this Soda is the effervescence. This is one bubbly Soda. And the aroma is sweet with just a hint of what's to come. The flavour is mild and has no real ginger bite, as many newer Ginger Ales have. This is an old fashioned Soda without a really outstanding flavour. What it mostly is is sweet and bubbly. Not a bad Soda, at all but not an outstanding one, either. It would make a nice mixer for a cocktail. There is a bit of Gingery aftertaste to it, which is pleasant but I wish it were more of an upfront sensation. It does get more flavorful as it warms up. All in all not a bad Soda, but not a great one for me. I give it a solid 7.5. Sorry, Michigan.

Carbonated Water
Citric Acid
Sodium Benzoate
Caramel Colour
Natural And Artificial Flavours


Anonymous Vernor's Club said...

Different bottlers have bottled Vernor's across the United States for years. The best Vernor's is always Michigan Vernor's. Next time you're in Michigan, pop one open and taste the difference. Also, Dr Pepper Snapple Group toned down the recipe to appeal to a wider audience. Detroiter's remember coughing as soon as you got Vernor's close to your mouth. The Vernor's Club welcomes you to check out our web site full of history and memorabilia:

1:39 PM  
Blogger Newp Ort said...

I dunno wut kinda weak ass Vernor's you got but real Vernor's kicks you in the throat, and it's wonderful.

12:57 AM  

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