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Reviews for 2021

January 2021 - Cans: Beer

January 2021 - Cans: Beer
This month's Beer feature is Canned Alcoholic Beverages

Cans: Beer Reviews

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.
Awards: 2021 Best FMB
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.
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.
Awards: 2021 Best Hard Seltzer
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.
Mighty Swell Peach Spiked Hard Seltzer
91 points
$0
Clear color. Aroma and flavors of peach gummies with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a silky, crisp finish. A slightly sweet and very peachy Hard Seltzer that evokes a summertime feeling.
Quirk Spiked & Sparkling Pear Yuzu Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer
91 points
$0
Slivery straw color. Aromas of sweet apple, pear, banana, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an amusing, medium-length peach nectar and spritz of lemon finish. A fruity, highly pleasing Hard Seltzer with grown-up orchard fruit flavors.
Reed’s Craft Hard Ginger Mule
91 points
$0
Nearly opaque golden green color. Aromas of broiled lime, ginger tea, sliced celery, and kombucha with a supple, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long fresh spicy ginger and baked apple finish. A slightly funky, character-rich Hard Ginger Beer for the spice-loving cocktailian in your life.
KYLA Sunbreak Series Coconut Crush Hard Kombucha
90 points
$0
Clear color. Tropical aromas and flavors of coconut yogurt and cake, cream soda, buttercream, and plantain with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of coconut-mango shrub, kefir lime granita, pickled pineapple rind, and tepache. A great balance of pure coconut fruit and kombucha funk makes this a stimulating adult beverage choice.
Mighty Swell Blackberry Spiked Hard Seltzer
90 points
$0
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh citrus melange and raspberry liqueur with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish. A bold blackberry-flavored Hard Seltzer with kisses of sweetness; hits the spot.
Mighty Swell Cherry Lime Spiked Hard Seltzer
90 points
$0
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of blue raspberry Gushers, tropical bubblegum, and cherry Jolly Rancher with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a graceful, breezy finish revealing notes of sweet lime and mango candies. A fun, candied citrus-berry Hard Seltzer with a kiss of balancing sweetness.
Quirk Spiked & Sparkling Blackberry Sage Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer
89 points
$0
Ruby color. Aromas of cranberry, watermelon candies, and rose hips with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and an effortless, medium-length blackberry tea and cranberry relish finish. A dry, perky berry-flavored Hard Seltzer with a grown-up vibe.
KYLA Ginger Tangerine Hard Kombucha
87 points
$0
Cloudy straw color. Yeasty, savory aromas and flavors of lime-ginger kefir, herbal dough, and melon and mint with a supple, racy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, long finish conveying nuances of lemon spritzed jicama, lime rind and leaf, and pickled bamboo shoots. A rock solid Hard Kombucha with effortless drinkability.
KYLA Sunbreak Series Pineapple Ginger Colada Hard Kombucha
87 points
$0
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of preserved ginger, tepache, water chestnuts, green tea, cooked lime, and 5-spice with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that presents accents of herb vinaigrette and mango. A funky, gingery Hard Kombucha; try pairing with Korean barbecue!
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