The Top 10 Hard Seltzers Of 2021 | Traditional Style
Announcing Our Top 10 Traditional Style Hard Seltzers of 2021
2021 was an incredible year for hard seltzers. New brands, new flavors, and new innovations in the space made this year a seltzer lover’s dream! And since we’re all about seltzers here at Seltzer Nation, it goes without saying that we were thrilled with 2021, too.
It was especially difficult to choose the Top 10 winners this year. So many new, smaller brands competing with the big brands made our jobs tougher than ever before. Friendships on our review team were pushed to the brink to be sure, but in the end, our love for seltzer prevailed, friendships survived, and we are happy with our final list.
So without further ado and in no particular order, we’re pleased to announce our choices for the Top 10 Traditional Style Hard Seltzers of 2021.
Low-calorie, high flavor beverages are sometimes hard to come by, and this one is well worth trying. If you enjoy sweet drinks, fruity tastes, and something that’s easy to sip, this one is for you. It’s also perfect for those who wish to consume more than one hard seltzer in a sitting. So, get ready to gather the gang, pop open some of this hard sparkling water and reminisce about your childhood dreams with your grown-up drink in hand.
With a relatively average calorie count and a friendly 4.7% ABV, this gluten free spiked mineral water is one you and your friends can enjoy on a leisurely afternoon. The taste is never heavy or overdone. You taste the fruit and minerals without an alcohol aftertaste. Topo Chico Tropical Mango Hard Seltzer has a really nice, realistic mango flavor.
If you are looking for a strongly flavored hard seltzer, White Claw Watermelon Hard Seltzer is your ticket. It has a strong, candy-like flavor to match its heavenly sweet fragrance. And even the aftertaste is reminiscent of Jolly Rancher hard candies, leaving you with a smile.
There are some drinks that are just more fun than others. Any hard seltzer that can remind you of Br’er Rabbit and the blackberry bushes of your youth, has got to be worth some extra fun points. There is a lot to like about Vizzy Blackberry Lemon Hard Seltzer. It has a beautiful and enticing aroma that leads directly into a complex flavor combination.
Made with purified carbonated water, alcohol, natural white grape juice from concentrate, and natural flavors, Mighty Swell Mango Raspberry Spiked Seltzer will have your enthusiasm at an all time high. It has a great tropical mango fragrance to get your taste buds revved up and the flavor is extraordinary.
As popular as citrus fruits like lemon and lime are, the number of hard seltzers that offer a blend of the two fruits are limited. But lucky for us, TAKE FIVE Lemon Lime Hard Seltzer offers this flavor combination. And at 5% ABV and just 100 calories, you won’t feel too guilty if you enjoy more than one.
Some people would argue that there is no better flavor than that of fresh baked apple pie. And for hard seltzer fans, that flavor now lives on in the form of PRESS Apple Cinnamon Hard Seltzer. The aroma of this seltzer is mouth wateringly good and it has a very light and invigorating flavor.
Made from carbonated water, sugar brew, and natural flavor, this hard seltzer is a hit. And as far as flavor authenticity goes, this one is at the top of the list. The rich flavor will remind you of root beer you had as a child. This hard seltzer also has a fantastic carbonation level.
Featuring truly great carbonation that tickles the nose just enough to be fun, Michelob Ultra Peach Pear Organic Seltzer is hard to put down. Once you take one sip of this delicious blend, you’ll be hard pressed not to want another. The distinct flavors of peach and pear mix together that perfectly. The balance of the two flavors is remarkable.
While Mary Ann and Ginger taught us the many ways to enjoy coconut and tropical fruits on Gilligan’s Island, it is Big Country Coconut Papaya Hard Seltzer that makes a bold flavor statement in the burgeoning hard seltzer market. This lively drink has one of the most authentic coconut flavors available. It is a filling flavor that has a creamy after glow.