Natty Mild, the model you already know and love, is spreading its wings with quite a few new merchandise together with, after all, a malt beverage-based seltzer, which is accessible in 4 flavors. The twist? They’re all bitter — the primary ever bitter seltzer, per the corporate — so followers of the mouth-puckering stuff might discover them a refreshing various to sweeter (or bittersweet) choices from different producers.
Let’s style this thrilling quartet.
All are clear and canned at 6% abv.
Pure Mild Bitter Lemon Seltzer – Bitter with an vague fruit character, adopted by notes of ReaLemon. Mild carbonation wanes with time in glass — you’re consuming this from a glass, proper? — forsaking a not disagreeable powdered lemonade observe. B
Pure Mild Bitter Apple Seltzer – Much less aggressively bitter than the Lemon, with extra of a chemical overtone and a doughy, vague end. Apple-flavored something isn’t my go-to, and this providing doesn’t do a lot to alter that opinion, however large Appletini followers might discover this extra to their liking. C
Pure Mild Bitter Watermelon Seltzer – The closest expertise to a Jolly Rancher that you simply’ll discover on this combine, and one of many least clearly bitter expressions within the quartet — coming off as extra salty than bitter. Like something watermelon flavored, it doesn’t resemble the fruit of the melon in any respect, but when your jam is bitter candy-flavored booze, this one’s for you. B-
Pure Mild Bitter Blue Raspberry Seltzer – We’re absolutely in Candyland for this one — blue raspberry shouldn’t be a actual factor, in any case — and once more it’s not aggressively bitter, as an alternative giving its berry-blasted, cotton sweet core a slight acidic elevate. The end is surprisingly candy, a bit extra so than anything within the combine — but finally fairly innocent. C+