American Solera PSS
What the brewers say
Hard seltzer aged four months in Balcones bourbon barrels, with pumpkin-pie puree added.
What our panel thought
Bright, light, cream-soda color. Boozy eggnog aroma—cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger wrapped in bourbon vanilla. Dry flavor is surprising—sweet tart, apples, pears, white-wine grapes, high vanilla notes. Spicy bite. Finishes a touch tannic and bitter. Interesting complexity.
What our editors thought
Strange aroma for a seltzer, yet familiar and endearing: vanilla, caramel, light pumpkin spice, hints of ginger, cardamom, nutmeg. On the sip, ginger beer–like spice arrives with low-key wood and bright flavor. A hilarious stunt, but not one we’d go back to.