Mike’s Beverage Co. Mike’s Hard Lemon Lime Soda – Malt Liquor at 5% ABV

Mike’s Beverage Co. Mike’s Hard Lemon Lime Soda Malt Liquor at 5% ABV (C$3.36 at NLC Stavanger, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 31-Jul-2019, reviewed 6-Aug-2019)

Appearance: colourless and clear with a fizzy head diminishing rapidly to nothing. (3/5) Aroma: sugary lemon-lime, harsh vodka. (5/10) Taste: excessively sweet, mild tart. (4/10) Palate: light body, fizzy carbonation, sickly sweet sticky finish. (2/5)

A pretty standard alco-pop. Looks like Sprite, smells like Sprite with a hit of cheap vodka, tastes disgustingly sweet… with a hit of cheap vodka… The vodka presence is surprisingly pronounced despite it being relatively low in the ABV department, and despite the sickly sugar sweetness. Bottom line, it’s a garbage alcohol delivery system, presumably aimed at children who don’t know any better. “My expectations were low, but holy fuck!” (9/20)

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