June 2019 - Hard Soda Shootout

June 2019 - Hard Soda Shootout
This month's Beer feature is Hard Soda Shootout

Hard Soda Shootout Reviews

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.
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.
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.
Mighty Swell Watermelon Mint Spiked Spritzer
87 points
Bright silvery pink color. Aromas of bubblegum, watermelon, jalapeño, and strawberries on the vine with a satiny, tart, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy peppermint finish. A fruity and slightly herbal hard seltzer with a tart candied sweetness.
Pura Still Mango Spiked Still Water
87 points
Silver color. Aromas of pineapple-strawberry smoothie, mandarins, and ripe pear with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy melon finish. A clean, fruity hard water that’s refreshing and gulpable.
Pura Still Mandarin Orange Spiked Still Water
87 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of fresh lime and freshly peeled oranges with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy finish. A citrusy and quenching hard water; super light, super clean, and lifestyle-friendly.
Mighty Swell Peach Spiked Spritzer
85 points
Iridescent peach color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, peach blossom, hint of banana, and carnation with a satiny, tart, spritzy, sweet-and-sour light body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing notes of tangy candy powder finish. A tangy peach hard seltzer that will be a fun al fresco refresher this summer.
Mighty Swell Cherry Lime Spiked Spritzer
85 points
Pale silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of candied raspberry, blackberry sorbet, and cherry candies with a satiny, tart, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a short-to-medium finish with accents of cherry soda finish. A light, easy-drinking hard seltzer with big tart berry candy flavor.
Pura Still Blackberry Spiked Still Water
85 points
Silver color. Aromas of peach tea and black raspberry sorbet with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, brisk mango slices, dried apricot and iced tea finish. A summery, easy-drinking boozy water with a kiss of berry flavor.
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