Beer Info FAQ

Why does root beer taste like menthol?

Why does root beer taste like menthol?

Most root beers have some combination of Sarsaparilla, Birch, Vanilla, and Wintergreen as the flavorings, often with others added as well. Wintergreen is a plant that also is used to flavor minty items like Wint “o” green Lifesavers, but is used in root beer to round out the flavor.