Whatever Sprecher sells, I’ll buy. Except for their beer. Their beer contains alcohol which would be in direct contradiction to the rest of my life of not drinking alcohol. I suppose that buying their beer doesn’t mean I have to drink it. They probably wouldn’t mind if I didn’t. Anyway, I’ve had a lot of Sprecher sodas and they’ve (almost) all been delicious (see my reviews here). Blueberry was one that I hadn’t come across before and before I knew it money jumped from my wallet and I brought it home.
There aren’t a lot of blueberry sodas in the world, so this soda stands out on idea alone. The combination of blueberry juice and raw Wisconsin honey was really interesting. The blueberry juice is sweet, a little bit tart, and a little bit dry. There’s also a lot of it. There’s enough blueberry juice that the soda is thick. It’s thickened even more with the raw honey which gives a bit of a floral quality as well. Sprecher performs a miracle of beverage production and gets a fair amount of carbonation.
In summary, I liked this one a lot. Sprecher does a great job with their sodas, and the 16 ounce bottles are generous, and shareable. The reason why this soda only gets a 7.6 out of 10 on my rating scale is because blueberries are one of my least favorite berries. There’s something about the the skin of the berry that turns me off. Someone who loves blueberries would probably feel different. That being said, a 7.6 is still pretty high on my scale.
I have a mild concern regarding their blueberry sourcing as well. I’m not confident that they’re using natural blueberries; just take a look at their size in comparison to the fox on the label! Those are either basketball sized berries or the world’s smallest fox. Either way, there are some shenanigans going on in the Sprecher blueberry field.
Purchased at Rocket Fizz in Seattle, WA. For other beverage reviews from Rocket Fizz, click here.