Truly Extra Hard Seltzer Review: Black Raspberry

Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer

Rating: 86 Points

Calories: 220

Carbs: 4g

ABV: 8%

Go Big or Go Home with Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer

Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer— Did you ever make ice cream with your parents when you were a kid? There was the cream, the pure cane sugar, and real fruit like black raspberries all mixed together and chilled with ice. While ice cream from the stores was okay, homemade black raspberry ice cream was a whole new level of awesome. The rich raspberry flavor tickled the taste buds with both sweetness and tanginess. The robust flavor filled your mouth with pure delight with every bite. It was perhaps the single greatest flavor of childhood because not only was it delicious, it was also something that you created yourself. Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer perfectly captures the essence of those youthful flavors but in a very adult beverage.

Larger 16 Ounce Can

When you open a can of Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer, you are greeted with an inviting authentic raspberry fragrance. The scent slithers seductively from the can to dance under your nose. And it doesn’t disappear. The raspberry aroma sticks around and continues to temp you. Not only will you be impressed with the rich black raspberry scent, you’ll also be in awe of the size of the can. Available in 16 oz. cans, this extra hard seltzer has an 8% alcohol by volume, which is impressive. Each can has 220 calories, 4 grams of total carbohydrates, and 1 gram of total sugars. Yet, this extra hard sparkling water is also 100% gluten-free. The carbonation level is appropriate for a drink of this kind, not overly done or under done.

Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer is Very Berry

Once you give in to the temptation to try a 16 oz. can of this Truly Hard Seltzer, you will be thrilled as the sweet nectar washes over your tongue and palate. The flavor is beyond good – it’s pure black raspberry, but with a kick. Despite an 8% ABV, this is not a heavy beverage. It goes down fairly smooth. You can taste the alcohol, but it is not overpowering. The overall drinking experience is a nice blend of seltzer, raspberry flavor, and spirits. Not enough can be said about the robust flavor. Sometimes a seltzer will suffer from a faulty balance of fruit flavor and alcohol. With this one, the balance is very good. The flavor is a little on the sweet side, but not in an off-putting way. Looking for something with less alcohol and in a smaller serving size? View our other Truly Hard Seltzer reviews.

Extra Big Size and Flavor

Truly Extra Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer provides big taste in a big can. While a typical hard seltzer comes in a 12 oz. serving, this hard seltzer is available in the extra large 16 oz. variety. Not only is there more to drink, it is also at an 8% ABV. And the mixologists behind this drink created a very authentic black raspberry flavor. You can enjoy this spiked seltzer out of the can, but it is even better served over ice to water down some of the sweetness. After a sip of this robust seltzer, you might be reminded of the flavor of blackberry Schnapps. You can taste the alcohol, but it never comes across as too boozy. And although it goes down smooth, after finishing a 16 oz. can be sure to keep track as the calories and the alcohol will sneak up on you.


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