Hooper’s Alcoholic Brews

Hopper's Alcoholic Brews

It’s a long weekend Hurrah!!! We all know I am all for supporting British made products and today’s review is exactly that. The lovely Hooper’s offered to send me some of their ‘true British’ refreshments to review and before I knew it 12 bottles of their Alcoholic Brews arrived.

So who are Hooper’s I hear you ask? Hooper’s came about after William Hooper spent the early 19th century globetrotting and was inspired to create a new range of refreshing alcoholic beverages; from there Hopper’s was born. Proud to be British, today Hooper’s has a range of 4% ABV traditionally British alcoholic brews available in 6 sparkling flavours: Plum & Sloe, Dandelion & Burdock, Raspberry & Nettle, Cloudy Lemonade, Strawberry & Elderflower and Ginger Brew. Created with all natural flavours and no nasties, Hooper’s sent me 4 varieties to try. What I love about their website is not only do they explain a little about the drink they also give recommendations how best to serve with food. So with that in mind lets get tasting. 

Cloudy Lemonade*

Hooper's Cloudy Lemonade

This was the one that I was not all that sure on. Now I love a good old lemon drizzle cake, the more lemony the better, but when it comes to lemon flavoured drinks I tend to steer clear. Pale yellow in colour there was a subtle lemon aroma once opened. Taste wise I was mighty surprised, it was delightful! A strong taste of lemon that wasn’t a suck your cheeks in sour number, but perfectly balanced with a little sweetness. 

Dandelion & Burdock*

Hooper's Dandelion & Burdock

Dandelion and Burdock always reminds me of my Grandad and the smell alone of this one took me back to my childhood and the fun times I had with him. The least fizziest of the lot, Hooper’s have hit the nail on the the head with this, it really is the perfect dandelion and burdock flavour. With a slight aniseed taste that is more subtle than the smell and has a lovely depth of flavour, this is one you really could drink all day long.  

Raspberry & Nettle*

Hooper's Brew Raspberry & Nettle

Oddly this looked and tasted a lot thicker in consistency than the other 3 flavours. A fruity raspberry flavour hits the palette first and is almost immediately overpowered by sweetness, which is a little odd given raspberries generally have a sharpness to them. I could only manage a few mouthfuls before I had reached sweetness overload. Not one for me I’m afraid. 

Plum & Sloe*

Hooper's Plum and Sloe

A rich ruby colour the plum was very evident with slight undertones of sloe. Sloe berries can be bitter which works in favour of the plums sweetness to give it a good balance between the two. With a slight fizz this was lovely and refreshing ice cold. A certain winner and would be perfect on a summers afternoon barbecue or sitting in the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

There we have it, four of the Hooper’s Alcoholic Brews. My favourite was definitely the Dandelion and Burdock followed by Plum and Sloe for when I’m feeling a wee bit fruity, and I can see myself sipping away on these two come barbecue weather. A big thank you to Hooper’s for sending me all of these to try, for all things Hooper’s Brews visit their website here.

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Everyone!

Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x

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  1. Stephen Grihault
    4th April 2024 / 8:13 pm

    I loved the plum and sloe but as everyone has noticed it discontinued!!!! Why it was far the best I’ll bet customers would pay more for this one, now all we see is dandelion and burdock or cherry aid,

  2. William Holland
    16th September 2020 / 1:05 pm

    Please clarify which varieties of Hooper’s are currently available. I love Plum and Sloe, but have not been able to find any for the last couple of months.

  3. Carol
    19th October 2019 / 6:45 pm

    I’ve previously bought plum and sloe fromB&M but they’ve not had this for ages. Will it be available again this year at B&M

  4. Kevin
    27th July 2019 / 5:28 pm

    How can u go about buying hoopers alcoholic cloudy lemonade please

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      18th August 2019 / 2:23 pm

      I have had a good look and sadly it looks like they have discontinued it! They are only visiting the Dandelion and Burdock and Plum & Sloe on their website.

      • Pauline Mc
        14th September 2019 / 8:26 pm

        They sadly went from 6 flavours to 2, in UK. I really wish they would produce all 6 flavours again but they’ve started that they won’t. Plum and sloe is getting harder to find too. I clear the shelves when I see it!

        • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
          28th September 2019 / 1:08 pm

          I know so sad that they only do 2 now. Such a shame!!

  5. Eyebrows on Fleek ..Ish
    25th March 2016 / 6:43 pm

    I wants the lemon one, please!

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      26th March 2016 / 11:31 am

      You got it! xx

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