Bud Light Platinum Seltzer Review: Citrus

Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer

Rating: 78 Points

Calories: 170

Carbs: 5g

ABV: 8%

Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer Packs a Powerful Punch

Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer— Do you remember learning about the different varieties of citrus fruits in Home Economics class in school? There was the orange, which was everybody’s favorite with its juicy sweetness. Lemon and lime were both powerfully sour, but with the addition of sugar they had a glorious mixed-genre flavor. Grapefruit was, of course, also a consideration with its more subdued flavor. You even learned all sorts of recipes that take advantage of the unique flavor properties of citrus fruits – from deserts like lemon pie to main courses like orange chicken, there are recipes that can make any citrus fruit shine. Stepping into the citrus spotlight is Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer.

Tempting Aroma

After taking in the pictures on the packaging, the next clue to a hard seltzer’s flavor comes from the aroma you get when you first open a can. In the case of Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer, that fragrance is a tempting one. Most obvious among the scents is that of lime. You could argue that the fragrance is similar to that of a lime popsicle or perhaps a lime snow cone. The captivating fragrance is very strong. This hard seltzer has an 8% alcohol by volume (ABV), which is on the stronger side compared to other spiked sparkling water offerings. It definitely has a summer nights feel to it. Each can holds 170 calories, with 5 grams of total carbohydrates, and 3 grams of total sugars. This spiked seltzer is also gluten free.

Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer Has in Your Face Taste

Made from cold fermented cane sugar, agave syrup, and malted rice, this hard seltzer certainly packs a punch. Just as a strong fragrance greets you when you open a can of this Bud Light Seltzer, a strong flavor greets you when you bring the drink to your lips. Right from the start you can taste the clear and different flavors of lemon and lime. At first the flavors are separate entities, but then as the mixture dances its way over your tongue it becomes a blended citrus flavor. As you might guess with a seltzer touting an 8% ABV, there is a strong presence of alcohol. It’s the kind of flavor that can make one perk up and another hit the ground. This is an “In Your Face” taste experience and definitely on the boozy side of the spectrum. Find more feisty flavors in our Bud Light Seltzer Reviews section.

Citrus Strong

When you drink a Bud Light Platinum Citrus Seltzer you’ll detect the individual flavors of lime and lemon. This spiked sparkling water is strong on citrus flavor and equally strong in terms of alcohol. But this bold flavor is not to be frowned upon, necessarily. It is strong yet complex, hinting at both lemon and lime individually. At 8% ABV, this is a potent seltzer, but if you like strong drinks and strong citrus flavor, it should be right in your wheelhouse. It is also higher in calories then most seltzers, however, and employs 5 grams of total carbs and 3 grams of total sugars. Every seltzer has its fans and this one will appeal to those who favor a higher ABV and a stronger flavor. Drink responsibly, Seltzer Nation.


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