Included in the shipment from Maine was a 16 oz bottle of Moxie. In fairness to my friend, and even though it’s not a root beer, I thought I’d review it. First impression was: slightly medicinal with a very unusual presentation to the nose. I guess this could technically be a root beer, as it’s only identified flavoring is “gentian root extracts”. I was warned that this was an acquired taste, and I won’t argue with that after consuming the bottle.
My wife, who is Swedish, introduced me to a soda called Julmust that is available twice yearly in Scandinavia; at Christmas and Easter. Moxie reminded me a lot of that, however, she disagreed vehemently!
Since this is claimed to be the “oldest continually produced” beverage in America, I can certainly understand the nostalgic appeal in trying the drink, but it will never be on my favorites list…