Review of Crabbie’s Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade, part of their new Crabbie’s Fruits line, branching out from the alcoholic ginger beer they are known for. This definitely isn’t cider, but instead a sweetened malt beverage with natural lemon flavor, and could likely be classified as an “alcopop”. It however looked really interesting, so I gave it a try.
Beverage: Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade
Maker: Crabbie’s (Halewood International Ltd)
Location: Huyton, United Kingdom
How Supplied: four pack of green 11.2oz bottles
Availability: appears to be wide release
Description: Crabbie’s continues to pioneer refreshment with the addition of a Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade to their world famous range. Only premium ingredients and selected squeezed natural lemons are used to give the Cloudy Alcoholic Lemon it’s delicious flavor – with added zest. Best enjoyed chilled from the bottle or over ice for a refreshing summer drink.
Price: ~$9 for a four pack (I bought a single bottle for ~$2.50)
Where Bought: Special Brews in Lynnwood WA (I’ve also seen it at Total Wine and Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle WA)
Where Drank: home
How Found: browsing. They do a very smart thing at Special Brews, in that they sell you alcohol while you are already drinking alcohol (it’s a combination beer/cider bar & bottle shop); I end up buying much more this way!
First Impression: Looks and smells like lightly carbonated lemonade.
Opinion: Semi-sweet. Tastes like real fresh squeezed lemonade with a bit of fizz and an alcoholic kick. Only mild tartness. Quite flavorful and awesome! I really wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The alcohol is well hidden. I’ve never tried Mike’s Hard Lemonade, but I’m guessing this is less sweet and of a higher quality. Definitely an easy drinking beverage for a hot summer day. Its also not so sweet that I’d limit myself to one.
Closing Notes: Very tasty! I’d recommend this if you enjoy lemonade and want to try something different. I’ll have to pick up a full four pack of it.
Have you tried Crabbie’s Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade? What did you think?