What Does Bud Light Hard Seltzer Taste Like? (Tasting Notes)

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The classic case of Bud Light Seltzer comes in four primary flavors: Lemon Lime, Black Cherry, Strawberry, and Mango. Each comes in a slim 12oz can and are crisp, refreshing, and made with natural ingredients. 

Even a drink as deceptively simple as hard seltzer has a complexity of flavor. If you enjoy hard seltzers, you may even be wondering if you could brew one yourself at home, or perhaps plan a 3-course meal around it.  

Tasting notes and flavors for Bud Light Hard Seltzer

Unlike beer, the primary flavor of each Bud Light Seltzer is right there in the name. Like beer, however, one can still distinguish certain notes of the drinking experience, including taste, aroma, appearance, and mouthfeel. 

Taste and Aroma

The classic 12-pack case of Bud Light Seltzer comes with four original flavors: Lemon LimeFlavor – Light citrus notes, refreshing like a can of Sprite Aroma – Barely perceptible lime and lemon notes Black CherryFlavor – Sweet cherry with a tart kick, well-balanced Aroma – Slight cherry aroma


Color – All flavors of Bud Light Seltzer are crystal clear, with no coloring additives of any kind. Head – Seltzer doesn’t maintain a head like beer does. The head dissipates immediately the same way it does in a glass of soda.  Lacing – Lacing also doesn’t apply here, as seltzer is almost entirely water and won’t leave residue or foam on a glass.


Bud Light Seltzer has an extremely crispy and effervescent mouthfeel. The bubbles are more akin to champagne bubbles than the bubbles in a beer. 

Bud Light Hard Seltzer ABV

The ABV for all four classic flavors of Bud Light Seltzer is 5% alcohol by volume.  

How to drink Bud Light Hard Seltzer for the best flavor

For the best drinking experience, try not to leave an open can of Bud Light Seltzer sitting around for too long to avoid it going flat or getting warm.  


Bud Light Seltzer can be poured over ice! Ideally, you’ll want to drink it rather quickly to avoid the ice watering it down too much.  

Bottle, can, or draft?

Much like beer, hard seltzer on tap is usually the freshest and fizziest, assuming the bar has maintained the cleanliness and functionality of its keg system well. 

Is Bud Light Hard Seltzer a good hard seltzer?

If a hard seltzer is what you crave, Bud Light Hard Seltzer is a reliable one to turn to. 

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