Alcoholic Strawberry & Elderflower – Hooper’s (London, Brighton, UK)

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  • My Rating: [C-]

Alcoholic Strawberry & Elderflower – Hooper’s, 4.0% ABV, 500ml., (London, Brighton, UK)

on the back label:

“A sparkling alcoholic strawberry & elderflower flavoured juice drink.

Ingredients: water, alcohol, sugar, lime juice (3.3%), strawberry juice (1.7%), natural flavours, citric acid, natural colouring from carrot.”

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  • Style: (strawberry, elderflower) Fruit Cooler
  • Taste: Candied strawberry artificial sweetener roughness
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $4.30 – 500ml., June 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this at drinking parties: sure if your friends haven’t tried it before

Visual: Pours bright ruby pink with lots of fizz, no head, lots of big bubble activity.

Nose: super candied strawberry, almost perfume/soap-like. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: soda-like fizzy bite, incoming dense sugars

Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness, light tangy, (MAIN) artificial strawberry candy, artificial sweetener palate roughness, mild elderflower

Finish: mild cloying, lingering candy aroma, burpy finish.

Summary: Mostly strawberry candy with some elderflower but it quickly gets covered up by some palate roughness. Just average overall, taste is not bad, texture is iffy. Beware the heartburn.