Bud Light Seltzer Review: Sugar Plum

Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum

Rating: 81 Points

Calories: 100

Carbs: 2g

ABV: 5%

Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum Hard Seltzer Delivers Some Holiday Cheer

Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum— Most people around the world are familiar with The Nutcracker ballet. In fact, seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition for some. One central character to the ballet is the Sugar Plum Fairy, who is the ruler of the Land of Sweets. The first person to play the Sugar Plum Fairy was prima ballerina Antonietta Dell’Era. In fact, the Sugar Plum Fairy is the first role that many student ballerinas dream of playing. She is a symbol of season splendor and childhood dreams. But what is a sugar plum? In actuality a sugar plum is not a fruit at all. It is a small round or oval candy made of hardened sugar. For those looking to enjoy some holiday cheer with a touch of alcohol, try a Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum Hard Seltzer.

Light Fragrance

The first hint as to whether you will like a hard seltzer comes when you open the can and let the fragrance seep out into the air. In the case of Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum Hard Seltzer, there is not much scent to tempt the drinker. It is not a bad fragrance, per se. There just isn’t much aroma there when you consider the name and that it’s a seasonal seltzer. However, the carbonation is very good, as is the subtle color of the hard seltzer. This holiday spiked seltzer has a relatively average 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) so you should be able to enjoy more than one responsibly at the company Christmas party.

Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum has Subdued Flavor

Made with water, cold-fermented cane sugar, natural flavors, artificial flavors, stevia leaf extract, and malted rice, this flavor from Bud Light Seltzer’s Ugly Sweater Variety Pack has all the ingredients for success. Although not a fragrant hard seltzer, this brew does have a very nice, albeit subtle flavor. It is a sugary sweet flavor, just like a hard candy. There is a hint of berry to the flavor as well. It is a very light and somewhat delicate flavor. The flavor tickles the tastebuds as opposed to overwhelming them.  View more holiday hard seltzers in our Seasonal Hard Seltzer Reviews section.

A Nice Change of Pace

Bud Light Seltzer Sugar Plum Hard Seltzer will have you thinking of the holidays. Sugar plums are hard candies, not candied fruit as the title might suggest. But in the case of this sugar plum hard seltzer, the flavor is a delicate and subtle one, almost reminiscent of a diluted berry slushee. The flavor could be a bit stronger for sure. It’s not a bad flavor, there just isn’t enough of it to deliver on the name. In terms of calories, this holiday seltzer is at 100 calories per can with 2 grams of total carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of total sugars. It also has a great level of carbonation and is 100% gluten free. It might not end up being your favorite flavor, but this holiday seltzer is a nice change of pace from traditional hard seltzer flavors.


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