Bud Light Platinum Seltzer Review: Blood Orange

Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Hard Seltzer

Rating: 79 Points

Calories: 170

Carbs: 5g

ABV: 8%

Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Seltzer is a Strong Citrus Flavor

Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Hard Seltzer— What are the signs of a quality blood orange? Is it a juice so crimson it looks like blood? Is it a flavor so rich and filling it would satisfy a vampire’s thirst? Those are the kinds of questions that run through your head the first time your mother offers you a blood orange. But what exactly does a blood orange taste like? In essence, it tastes like a semi-sweet orange that is then infused with the tanginess of red grapefruit. Add to that hints of raspberries and tart cherries, and you will understand why people love blood oranges. Putting those diverse tastes together in one place is Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Hard Setzer.

Pleasant Aroma

When you open a can of a seltzer you have never tried before, your first impression is the aroma. When you open a can of Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Hard Seltzer, you are treated to a fragrance that will make you recall the scent of orange juice concentrate. It is a slightly overly sweet aroma. It hints more of syrup than juice. The hard seltzer is made from cold fermented cane sugar, agave syrup, and malted rice. With an 8% alcohol by volume (ABV), this is a hard seltzer for those on a mission. Each can hold 170 calories, 5 grams of total carbohydrates, and 3 grams of total sugars. It is, however, gluten free.

Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Hard Seltzer Has Consistent Flavor

Prepare yourself for your first sip of Bud Light Platinum Seltzer it packs a punch. The 8% ABV is very evident in both taste and effect. The general flavor of the spiked sparkling water is that of a screwdriver made by a bartender known for his heavy pours. The flavor of the blood orange is vibrant and cheery but there is no escaping the alcohol flavor. The alcohol flavor is very strong. One nice thing about the orange flavor is that it stays consistent. You will taste the same amount of orange with your first sip as you will with your last sip. Find more 8% ABV Platinum and lower ABV flavors on our Bud Light Seltzer Reviews page.

Strong & Pleasing

Bud Light Platinum Blood Orange Hard Seltzer is built for battle. If you are on a mission to leave the worries of the day behind with a strong spiked seltzer, this could be the one for you. The blood orange flavor is strong and pleasing. You can taste traces of orange, grapefruit, cherry, and raspberries that make up the flavor of a blood orange. The alcohol flavor is also strong in both flavor and effect. It has a whopping 8% ABV and is on the higher end of total carbs (5g) and total sugars (3g). Overall, this hard seltzer might remind you of a screwdriver made by a friendly bartender. The flavor is consistent from the first sip to the last. If you are a fan of screwdrivers, tequila sunrises, or other orange-juice based cocktails, you will most likely find yourself a fan of this blood orange hard seltzer concoction.


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