Bud Light Seltzer Review: Citrus Hard Soda

Bud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard Soda featured

Rating: 84 Points

Calories: 100

Carbs: 2g

ABV: 5%

Bud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard SodaBud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard Soda has a Familiar Glow

There are many camps among soda fans. You have die-hard cola fans that pledge loyalty to their chosen flavor, the root beer rockers who love that classic taste, and then you have the citrus crowd who love their orange sodas and refreshing lemon limes. Most people don’t cross over from one camp to the other. They choose their side and stay there. In the citrus arena, brands like Sprite and 7UP offer a sweet embrace of lemon-lime flavor. The main difference between Sprite and 7UP is that one uses sodium citrate and the other uses potassium citrate. People who have a clear favorite of one over the other typically state they can recognize a difference in sweetness, tanginess, and carbonation level. Others have expressed there really isn’t much difference in taste. But Sprite and 7UP are no longer the only players in the game. Sierra Mist and Sun Drop are just two manufactures to offer similar citrus soda options. And now, Bud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard Soda is bringing the taste of lemon-lime soda to the spiked seltzer market.

Pleasing Fragrance

For some people, the most important part of sampling a hard seltzer is taking in the scent of the beverage. If it doesn’t have an appealing fragrance, these people may not thoroughly enjoy the imbibing experience. For some, if the scent isn’t exciting, they won’t proceed with drinking their hard seltzer at all. Bud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard Soda does not have a bad scent, it just might not be what you’d expect. It smells more like lime Jell-O than lemon-lime soda. Lime Jell-O is not an offensive scent, although it does tickle the nose a little heavily on the sweetness. The artificial green color of this hard seltzer may be off-putting to some. It has the vibrant green glow of Mountain Dew.

Citrus Flavor

Made with water, cold-fermented cane sugar, natural flavors, citric acid, sodium citrate, sucralose, acesulfame K, malted rice, and yellow #5, Bud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard Soda tastes similar to Sprite. The flavor might also remind you of a lemon-lime lollipop. It is sweet, but not overbearing. There is a high level of citrus flavor to the drink.  You will taste the alcohol with this hard seltzer. It has a bit of a boozy aftertaste, although not overwhelming. Each can contains 2 grams of total carbs and 0 grams of total added sugars. The gluten-free Mountain Dew doppelganger has a 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and registers just 100 calories per can.

Great Carbonation

One of the best attributes of Bud Light Seltzer Citrus Hard Soda is the delightful amount of carbonation. You may just get a tickle in your nose from the plentiful bubbles packed into each can. Although the hard seltzer looks like Mountain Dew, its flavor has more in common with Sprite. In terms of fragrance, you’ll be flooded with memories of making lime Jell-O. This hard soda definitely has a summer vibe to it. It has a 5% alcohol by volume, which is average for a hard seltzer. Still, it has a slightly boozy aftertaste to it. Although this might not make it onto your list of favorite hard seltzer options, it does provide a satisfying level of refreshment.

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