The Good: Incredible flavor, Not as unhealthy as most sodas, Not overly carbonated.
The Bad: Expensive.
The Basics: Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is an intriguing and accurately-flavored butterscotch cream soda that is perfect in almost every way!
Every now and then, my wife and I are out and I notice something that immediately catches my eye and captures my attention. Recently, we were out and I saw the four-pack of Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer and I was instantly intrigued. My wife, perhaps knowing that Harry Potter fans might be buying it up even though it no longer used "Harry Potter" or "Butter Beer" in its name - though Flying Cauldron originally licensed the drink under that name -, insisted I not wait until the drink went on clearance to try it.
I am so happy she made me get it, even at full price!
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is a smaller-label butterscotch flavored cream soda and, regardless of its name, is both wonderful and non-alcoholic, making it a big hit with me.
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is a boutique soda and my wife and I found it locally in the organic section of our local grocery store in a four-pack for over $8.00, which is a bit much for me on the price front. Each 12 oz. glass bottle houses the golden amber liquid, which is the beverage. The bottles look good, though I noticed that a few of mine have slightly lopsided labels, which only seems to confirm the fact that this beverage is not mass manufactured as some huge enterprise.
The 12 oz. bottle is a single serving of Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer and it is very easy to drink it down in a single sitting.
Ease Of Preparation
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is a liquid in a clear 12 oz. bottle. Preparation is as easy as opening the bottle by popping the bottle cap off and drinking the liquid inside. I recommend refrigerating the bottle first as its full flavor potential is reached by having it cool.
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer smells powerfully of butterscotch. Anyone who loves butterscotch candies will instantly recognize and appreciate the aroma that emanates from this beverage. The sweet, buttery scent is aromatic and distinct and prepares the consumer perfectly for the flavor of the beverage.
On the tongue, the Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is sweet and strong, with a smooth vanilla finish to it. The initial flavor is buttery and sweet, exactly like one expects from butterscotch and in the drink form it is quite intriguing. The cream soda aspect comes in more as an aftertaste as the sweet and buttery butterscotch flavor fades into a dry vanilla cream soda flavor. Neither flavor fully overwhelms or dominates the palate, making for a very balanced and uniquely-flavored drink!
Despite the cream soda flavor being slightly dry - as one might expect from vanilla flavoring - the Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer does not have a very dry aftertaste at all. The aftertaste turns back into a sweet flavor that does not linger very long after the last of the drink is consumed.
As a soda, one might expect this to have many unpronounceable ingredients. However, Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is made primarily of purified carbonated water, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. There are no unpronounceable ingredients in this and Flying Cauldron seems committed to providing ingredients that are recognizable and good!
Nutritionally, Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is not enough to live off of, but it is not as bad as most soda pops. In addition to being gluten free and dairy free (making it - as near as I can tell - Vegan compliant), Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is GMO free. Each bottle - which constitutes a single serving - has a comparatively mild 30 grams of sugar (9% of the RDA of sugar). With 120 calories per serving, each bottle of Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer has only 5 mg of Sodium as well. Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer has no fat, nor any other nutrients.
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer comes in a glass bottle and there is no clear expiration date on the bottle. We bought it fresh in a place with good foot traffic, so I know it was fresh; it is so good I cannot imagine it sitting around long enough to go bad!
This drink is a translucent amber color, but if it gets on light fabrics it will certainly stain them. Consult a care guide for your clothes, though I suspect even light clothes will be able to wash the soda right out. As well, the drink wipes off surfaces easily with a cloth, assuming they are impermeable.
Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer is an impressive embodiment of its promised flavors. For its quality, it is fairly priced, though I could always stand for it to be a little less expensive, regardless of how good it is!
For other soda pops, please check out my reviews of:
Virgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda
Maine Root Ginger Brew
Northwoods Black Cherry Cream Soda
For other food and drink reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for a complete listing of all the foods I have reviewed!
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