Delicious Sparkling Temperance Drinks

Rosbacher Apfel-Waldfrucht-Schorle

Germany
Rosbacher Apfel-Waldfruct-Schorle

History

Rosbacher is a bottler of mineral water from springs in Rosbach, a town north of Frankfurt, in a region known for its mineral springs. In 2000, after an investigative TV report about several mineral waters including Rosbacher which were high in radium, sales of the brand plummeted. Unfortunately the company had just heavily invested in a new bottling plant, and was unable to weather the sales drop and forced into bankruptcy. Hassia & Luisen, a mineral water bottler since 1864 in the nearby spa town of Bad Vilbel, purchased the brand in 2001 and revived its sales of mineral water and fruit drinks.

Review

A strongly fruity cocktail. It only has enough carbonation to give it a slight tang. Mostly the flavor is dominated by "wild berry": blackberries, strawberries and elderberries are apparent.

The 50% apple juice waters down the berry flavor: I wish it were all berries. And while we are at it: add more carbonation. Then this drink would be a killer!

But oh well, as it is, this drink is alright. It tastes fresh, healthy and all that. It does contain 55% juice so why shouldn't it taste fresh and healthy? I was just hoping for something more of a standout spectacular beverage.

fizz 1

refreshment 3

score 3

sweetness 3

flavor 3

Ingredients

Fruit juice from concentrate (50% apple, 4% elderberry, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry; 1% lemon), natural mineral water, carbon dioxide, preservatives sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate, antioxidant ascorbic acid, natural flavouring.

Made by

Hassia & Luisen Mineralquellen Bad Vilbel GmbH & Co.
Gie├čener Str. 18-30
61118 Bad Vilbel
Germany

www.rosbacher.de