Due to the fact that I like the Harry Potter books and films, and I can’t currently afford to fly to Universal to try some authentic style butter beer, I thought I would give this a try.
I rather like the label, having the purple and gold mix and the choice of font. It’s a bit twee but hey I think it works well for a colour scheme based on magic and the like. The name is a good choice for the drink too, and that along with the overall design has probably caused at least a few people to buy it thinking it was an approved product. The only thing I dislike is the image they picked as it isn’t great and reminds me of clip art.
Anyway enough about that label and onto the tasting, yay!
On opening, wow the drink smelt butterscotchy! I know that’s the main flavour but it smelt really, really strong of the stuff, so I hoped that would carry through to the taste. When it settled down after opening it smelt mainly of just cream soda.
When I took my first sip my thoughts were ‘mmmmm ok that stuff tastes great! Best have another sips to make sure’ It’s really butterscotchy and cream sodary, but to me it’s not overly sickly which I’m really surprised about! I thought this stuff would have me coughing after the first sip but it didn't, which is a bonus. It is however super sweet and you would probably be hard pushed to drink a whole bottle in a short space of time due to the sweetness. It’s pretty moreish though and you may not be able to stop sipping it. After drinking around quarter of a glass, it did make me pretty thirsty, but that’s not surprising.
The one I bought seems to be quite flat. It does have some fizz to it but not a lot. I don’t know if this is how it is or because mine gone bumped around a lot and lost some of its fizz. It’s not a bad thing but if you like a lot of fizz this might not have it. If it was any fizzier though, it probably wouldn’t be quite as smooth and sipable.
This stuff is lovely and a must try if cream sodas or butterscotch appeals to you. It's a drink to sip and enjoy, not glug fast.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pop the screw top back on so I can resist drinking the rest so the bf can have a try and so I don’t consume 30g sugar!