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

KYLA Sunbreak Series Lavender Lemonade Hard Kombucha
96 points
$0
Brilliant light hazy pink color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lavender-grapefruit coulis, spiced citrus and melon, and rose petal with a round, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an engaging, very long finish with accents of grapefruit rind, leafy herbs, and baked lemon. An appealing, very cocktail-like Hard Kombucha falling somewhere between a Bramble and a Greyhound.
KYLA Berry Ginger Hard Kombucha
94 points
$0
Bright cloudy light coral red color. Aromas and flavors of fresh ginger, ripe cherry, and lemon-herb vinaigrette with a satiny, tangy, dryish full body and a warming, complex, long finish that shows shades of tart raspberry and lemongrass. A pleasingly dry and refreshing boozy Kombucha with a spicy kick; this is an outstanding single serve option with complex, grown-up flavors that awaken the palate.
KYLA Hibiscus Lime Hard Kombucha
93 points
$0
Hazy neon light ruby color. Exotic aromas and flavors of herbs de provence, pomegranate-cherry gastrique, sourdough starter, and bay leaf in lilac water with a supple, vibrant, dry medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of berry vinaigrette on root vegetables, watercress, and quince. A dry Hard Kombucha that walks an artisanal line and eschews sugary seduction.
KYLA Pink Grapefruit Hard Kombucha
93 points
$0
Pale hazy pink color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, dried grapefruit wheels, hints of pickling spice, and hints of white tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with hints of rosemary. A bright and balanced tangy refresher with pure grapefruit flavors.
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.
KYLA Sunbreak Series Sunset Trio Hard Kombucha
92 points
$0
Light hazy gold color. Tropical aromas of chocolate tangerine peels, kumquat, and peach herbal tea with a round, tart, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a stimulating, long tropical fruit salad and champagne vinaigrette finish. A refreshing tropical punch-like Hard Kombucha
Quirk Spiked & Sparkling Strawberry Lemon & Basil Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer
92 points
Hazy slivery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of tropical skittles, rainbow sherbet, and watermelon and green apple candies with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish. A dry, tangy and refreshing Hard Seltzer with big fruity character.
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.
Mighty Swell Watermelon Mint Spiked Hard Seltzer
91 points
$0
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of sweet mint, fondant, sugared lime, and sliced cucumber with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish. A fresh, minty Hard Seltzer for Mojito lovers.