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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!!

  4. 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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