Boston Tower Root Beer was originally bottled and distributed by Prospect Hill Bottling and Water Co. It was established in Somerville, MA., in 1914.
Here are a few reviews. The highest of these reviews gives the root beer a 6/10 score. In my book a 6 is a D grade. I’m not sure how a D root beer has a pleasant taste, but it could be like Swamp Pop Root Beer. It is a great cola soda. But it is supposed to be a root beer.
Londell’s Root Beer Reviews
“I would compare it to a very sweet flat and soda.”
Cosmo’s Root Beer Reviews
“… has good carbonation and a pleasant taste, and therefore is easily deserving of a 6.”
“It has some kind of weird copper, or iron, or some kind of metallic after taste.”
The best description for me of Boston Tower Root Beer is “toothpaste.”
I have a great appreciate for someone who decides to bring back a family root beer.
Larry Cusalito brought back his family recipe after a 30 year absence. That is great!
From the 60’s through the late 90’s root beers often tasted like toothpaste. Root Beers had a lot of wintergreen. Soda makers use other ingredients often today to avoid the toothpaste taste. If you like toothpaste soda, this is a great soda.