About Flavored Malt Beverages

Flavored malt beverages encompass a wide range of hard sodas, hard seltzers, and malt-based ready-to-drink cocktails all made with malt-derived alcohol instead of distilled spirits.

Top Picks for Flavored Malt Beverages

Bravazzi Blood Orange Italian Hard Soda
93 points
Hazy bright coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of fresh clementines and tangerine flesh with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a medium-length finish that presents suggestions of grapefruit zest finish. A quenching hard soda in an eye-catching hue that purely captures the essence of fresh tangerine.
Bravazzi Limonata Italian Hard Soda
93 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, ripe pineapple, hint of green tea, and lemon blossom with a silky, lively, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-length finish with accents of fresh lemonade finish. A fresh, citrusy hard soda with a great pop of acidity and balanced sweetness; a go-to.
Itz Spritz Cucumber Lime Twist Hard Soda
92 points
Silver color. Aromas of bitter lemon, white grapefruit, lime, fresh grass, and cucumber with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length key lime custard, ginger-lemonade, fresh mint, and sweety drop peppers finish. A tasty, pure hard soda with great flavor and an all-natural appeal.
Itz Spritz Elderflower Citrus Hard Soda
90 points
Silver color. Aromas of passionfruit, cucumber, ginger, and candied pineapple with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and an effortless, interesting, cheery finish. A tasty, ginger-kissed refresher that will have you coming back for more.
Vista Bay Coconut Mango Hard Seltzer
89 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of white peach, ripe honeydew melon, and mango curd with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry light body and a sleek, breezy finish imparting notes of apricot chutney finish. Gentle stone fruit flavors in a crushable bubbly package.
Bravazzi Clementina Italian Hard Soda
89 points
Hazy bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of citrus punch, lemon-lime soda, and blood orange with a silky, vibrant, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-to-long finish with notes of fresh oranges and fresh herbs finish. A juicy spritzer for summer fun.
Bravazzi Grapefruit Italian Hard Soda
89 points
Minutely hazy silvery pink color. Aromas of pink grapefruit candies and cannabis with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, buoyant white grapefruit and tangerine finish. A fruity, crushable grapefruit hard soda that offers a boozy alternative to classic Italian Sodas.
Mighty Swell Grapefruit Spiked Spritzer
89 points
Dark pink color. Aromas and flavors of fresh ruby red grapefruit and white grapefruit zest with a satiny, lively, effervescent, fruity light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with overtones of citrus powder finish. A light and refreshing hard seltzer that’s never too sweet.
Vista Bay Black Cherry Hard Seltzer
88 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of cherry taffy, hints of circus peanuts, and marzipan with a effervescent, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length finish. Bold aromas and lasting flavor make this cherry seltzer stand out.
Itz Spritz Golden Pear Hard Soda
87 points
Silver color. Aromas of ripe pear, fresh honeydew melon, chamomile, honeycomb, and juicy apple with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, off-dry light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length juicy pear candies and lemon spritz finish. A delicious hard soda that nails the flavor of sweet, juicy pears; balanced and refreshing.