All the White Claw Hard Seltzer Flavors Ranked

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October 11, 2019

If you haven't tried White Claw Hard Seltzer by now, you might have been living under a rock. White Claw was the drink of summer, and since low-cal spiked seltzers are only gaining popularity, this boozy beverage shows no signs of slowing down.

Be prepared to see cases of Claws at tailgates, football games and other events this fall. But before you stick your hand into the variety pack, you should know which flavors are worth your time... and which to bypass. Consider this your guide to all the White Claw Hard Seltzer flavors.

1. Black Cherry

Nothing can top black cherry. There, I said it! The Black Cherry White Claw is the clear winner because of how well it stays true to the cherry flavor. It smells like cherries. It tastes like cherries. It’s the drink equivalent of licking a cherry-flavored Tootsie Pop. At first it’s tart, but then that sweet, sweet aftertaste hits.

2. Natural Lime

I’ll be honest — I was afraid to try this flavor. I’m just not a huge lime girl, and I typically avoid adding it to my drinks and snacks (except guac, of course). I’ll even drink a Corona sans the traditional lime wedge — a beer sin, I know, but that’s a story for another day.

However, the Natural Lime White Claw was a great surprise. It’s super refreshing, and the zesty lime flavor isn’t aggressive. In fact, you can barely taste the alcohol! I’d drink this on the reg or even add it to other mixed drinks. Margaritas, anyone?

3. Raspberry

When I first cracked open the can of Raspberry White Claw, I was completely overwhelmed by the smell. The strong odor of artificial raspberries wafted through the air, but once I started drinking I actually enjoyed the flavor. The Raspberry White Claw is consistent — it’s sweet but not too sweet. Every sip is the perfect match of fruitiness, tartness and sweetness.

4. Mango

Mango is one of the most popular flavors of White Claw Hard Seltzer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best. The Mango White Claw is bubbly and full of citrus flavor, but I didn’t pick up many hints of actual mango. You see, mangos are known for being super sweet. There’s a lot of sugar packed in that stone fruit! Yet, the mango flavor seriously lacked in sweetness. It tasted more like a mix of mango, tangerine, orange and water.

5. Ruby Grapefruit

Listen, I love a good grapefruit. Whether it’s grapefruit-flavored sparkling water or a grapefruit IPA, I’ll happily down it. I had high hopes for the Ruby Grapefruit White Claw, but, unfortunately, it fell short. This White Claw flavor definitely boasted hints of grapefruit, but it just wasn’t enough. I was really hoping for *more* grapefruit flavor, but overall it tasted pretty bland.

6. Pure

Pure is the newest White Claw Hard Seltzer flavor to hit the market. Available for a limited time, this crisp drink is unflavored and was launched as an alternative to a vodka soda. So, how does it compare? I mean, White Claw absolutely accomplished their goal. The Pure “anti-flavor” tastes like a vodka soda, only a bit more watered down. This drink isn’t bad by any means. None of the White Claw flavors are bad! It’s just not my cup of hard seltzer.

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