It certainly is refreshing, but it suffers from the same problem as the non-light version, which is that the taste is a bit weak. I much prefer the ginger beer and will be reviewing the ‘Refreshingly Light’ version of that soon.
I had this drink (along with my body weight in pasta!) in a restaurant in Islington the night before the London Marathon.
I hadn’t been hugely keen on the San Pellegrino Limonata that I tried earlier this year, mainly because it wasn’t sweet enough for me. This one was much nicer and tastier though – it reminded me of Orangina! I’d definitely have this again.
I found this one in our local pub – the pub that I was getting a bit disillusioned with when I was still drinking, because their cider selection wasn’t as good as it used to be. That’s no longer a concern, obviously, and I’m pleased that they’ve got a good alcohol-free option for me to have now that I’m sober.
It’s got a really lovely taste – it’s not super spicy, but it’s very nice. Definitely one I’ll be drinking a lot of!
I wasn’t going to review this one, because it’s sugar free and hence a ‘diet’/syn-free drink (it comes in two-litre plastic bottles, like most branded fizzy drinks), so I wasn’t going to count it as a ‘special’ or ‘celebratory’ booze alternative. However, it’s so tasty that I have found myself choosing it over sugary versions of ginger beer, with the bonus that I can spend my syns on other things. Win-win!
It can be slightly cough/sneeze-inducing if I drink it too fast, but it’s a really nice-tasting ginger beer and has become my go-to for an evening drink.
Another non-alcoholic beer. Geth bought a pack of these a few weeks ago, so I had one to see how it compared to the San Miguel 0.0.
Although it’s very refreshing, the taste is a bit more sour than the San Miguel, and so it wasn’t as downable. This is a good thing, as I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the previous non-alcoholic beer – I found it a bit triggeringly moreish. With the Becks Blue, in contrast, I was happy just having the one – which is something I’ve never been able to say about beer before.
I still don’t think non-alcoholic beer will become a regular drink for me, though – it’s better for my head to stick to the ginger stuff.
It’s the last of the Franklin & Sons varieties I found in Inverness. I do have a related update, though – I managed to find Franklin & Sons ginger beer in Brewdog in Newcastle last week, so at least I know for definite that the brand can be found outside Inverness!
I couldn’t really taste the elderflower in this one, but it’s a lovely classic lemonade – very refreshing.
This was another of the many Franklin & Sons varieties that I found in Inverness!
The 1886 Cola has a very strong coffee-ish taste, which makes it a bit more interesting than your average cola. I probably wouldn’t have it again though – I preferred the sweeter fruit options on the menu.