St Andrews Beach Brewery Tidal Artesian Hard Seltzer: Yuzu Citrus & Lime

St Andrews Beach Brewery

Released June 2, 2020

While it's still early days and we'll likely not be able to make much in the way of a judgement call about hard seltzer in Australia until we've had the next summer (assuming things are in any way normal by then), it's already apparent there's some variety to be found in the offerings from local producers. With their entry into the fledgling market, St Andrews Beach Brewery on the Mornington Peninsula have eschewed the pastel shades favoured by many here and overseas; their slim, white Tidal cans instead look very much in keeping with the sort of carbonated booze-free waters their target audience will be used to, albeit here the contents are brewed from local water, cane sugar, yeast and fruit.

As for the liquid, it's crystal clear and offers a carbonation that's present without being overbearing. Where these differ from some hard seltzers I've come across is – in the case of both Yuzu Citrus and Lime – the fruit character is subtle rather than upfront. Think of those sparkling waters "with a hint of" fruit and you're on the right track. It's not too far from the experience you'd get from squeezing a slice of each fruit into a glass of sparkling water, actually; it's just that after a few you'll be refreshed and a little tipsy.

James Smith

Style
Hard Seltzers
ABV
4.2%
Name
St Andrews Beach Brewery
Address

160 Sandy Road
Fingal
VIC 3939

Open Hours

Summer: Open Daily 11am to 7pm

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