White Claw Hard Seltzer Review: Black Cherry


Rating: 74 Points

Calories: 100

Carbs: 2g

ABV: 5%

Black Cherry Fans Might Be Disappointed By This Weaker Flavor

White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer— Black cherry normally invokes memories of very strong-tasting cough syrup and some unfortunate candy from your childhood days. But it went to finishing school, grew up, and became White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. It has some of the sweetness and perfume of the black cherry without the characteristic molasses-like deep resonance. It does not have that overly sweet taste or sour tang that makes your mouth pucker and eyes twitch.

Mild Mannered

The scent is mild and there is little aroma when the can is popped open. The black cherry flavor is mostly in the taste which is also daintier than the actual fruit and other products of the same flavor. So when you crack open the can it doesn’t reek of black cherry. It’s all in the taste of the beverage. The flavor can seem so muted at times that you may forget what flavor you’re actually drinking. The carbonation is temperate with moderate sized bubbles that bob up and down energetically. They aren’t as enthusiastic as Pop Rocks and just tickle the palate rather than irritate. It livens this serious flavor a little bit more. The taste of alcohol in White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer is pretty prominent and that is a good thing. If you did not want to taste alcohol then you would have a regular seltzer, but the spirits in this beverage definitely make their presence known. It adds to the texture of the drink. The alcohol maybe in small quantity but the taste makes a big impact.

White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer Provides a Lighter Alternative

This hard seltzer may have a more likeable flavor for some because the black cherry has dropped its serious disposition and has developed a festive personality. It’s no longer this intense, brooding flavor only preferred by some. It has learned to lighten up a bit and try to be friends with more people. You’ll have a hard time picking what you find more zesty: its perfect bubbles or playful flavor. The lighter black cherry flavor makes it more suitable for the beach than this flavor would be otherwise. And its lighter profile also makes great company by the pool or at tailgating parties in virtually any weather. It’s a suitable seltzer to enjoy chilled on a summer’s day or while watching a movie at home on a Saturday night.

A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

This spiked sparkling water has some identity issues with its very light taste for what is normally a bold flavor. The lack of traditional black cherry flavor which one would otherwise expect lost this seltzer some points during our review process, no doubt. But overall, White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer is a gently flavored, effervescent drink with a stronger taste of alcohol than fruit. It has some of the goodness of black cherry without any medicinal or minerally aftertaste and delivers year-round refreshment. It will provide a lighter experience for black cherry fans looking for a break or a nice change of pace for those looking for an initial introduction to spiked black cherry seltzers.


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