Bud Light Seltzer Review: Seltzer Nog

Bud Light Seltzer Nog

Rating: 81 Points

Calories: 100

Carbs: 2g

ABV: 5%

Bud Light Seltzer Nog Strives to Capture the Holiday Spirit

Bud Light Seltzer Nog— Eggnog was invented in Europe in the 13th century. At its inception, the drink was created by medieval monks as a warm ale punch mixed with eggs and figs. By the 17th century the recipe had evolved to include sherry as the primary ingredient, and also now included milk. When the beverage crossed the ocean to the American colonies, colonists used rum as the primary ingredient, as that they could acquire rum from the Caribbean at a far cheaper cost than importing brandy from England. Eventually the beverage became associated with the Christmas holiday season. Even President George Washington had his own recipe for nog that included brandy, rye whiskey, Jamaican rum, and sherry. Now, modern eggnog enthusiasts and hard seltzer fans alike will delight at the innovative taste of Bud Light Seltzer Nog Hard Seltzer.

Sugary Scent

When you first open a can of a flavor of hard seltzer you haven’t tried before, there is something of a scent test that goes on. Does the hard seltzer smell inviting? Is the scent an accurate hint of the hard seltzer’s reported flavor? In the case of Bud Light Seltzer Nog, the fragrance you get when you open a fresh can is that of sweet vanilla. You can detect the subtle creamy, sugary fragrance nodes in abundance. Some people like to pour their hard seltzer over ice to get a good look at the carbonation and color. With this hard seltzer, the bubbles are delightful and the appearance is crystal clear. And each can holds 100 calories, with 2 grams of total carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of total sugar.

Bud Light Seltzer Nog Touts Vanilla Tones

The true test of whether a hard seltzer is a winner or not, comes down to the taste. Made from water, cold-fermented cane sugar, natural flavors, artificial flavors, stevia leaf extract, and malted rice, this flavor from the Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater Variety Pack tastes like a diluted vanilla soda with the added punch of cinnamon. While what flavor that is present is tasty, we thought that the flavor was a little too weak. This spiked seltzer nog brew does is 5% alcohol by volume and is also 100% gluten free. Find more fesitve and fun seltzer flavors in our Seasonal Hard Seltzers reviews section.

Traditional Holiday Flavors

Eggnog has a long tradition dating back to the 13th century. Over time the recipe has evolved. Now most eggnog in the U.S. is made with rum, milk, eggs, sugar, and cream. In the case of Bud Light Seltzer Nog, the mixologists use cold-fermented cane sugar to create their alcohol. Each serving is 100 calories, which is average in the hard seltzer market. Each can also contains 2 grams of total carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of total sugars. And while it has great carbonation, ultimately, this gluten free hard seltzer is a little weak on flavor. Nevertheless, its a fund and festive flavor if you’re entertaining this holiday season. And your guests are sure to get a kick out of an egg nog flavored hard seltzer when they arrive.


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