Considerably better than the melon variant and quite unusual tasting. It was fresh yet synthetic and not a lemon flavour I’ve come across before. It’s got those all important BCAAs in for the body builders (I’m not convinced by this latest trend which you may have realised if you’ve read previous reviews). Very high in caffeine and a large can, so be careful and drink in moderation! After a bit of research, it turns out that Reign is in fact a sister brand for Monster (not a sub-brand)… just a bit of added energy drink trivia for you there.
I’m a big fan of lemon flavoured energy drinks, especially chilled ones opened on a hot summer’s day because they are usually very refreshing. This one was so close, but the lemon flavour is just slightly too strong. It’s sugar-free (without making a song and dance about it on the can) which is I am assuming to avoid the sugar-tax imposed on high sugar beverages in the UK.
A fresh and very sweet sugar-free energy drink. It’s so sweet in fact that you’d struggle to believe it’s sugar free. Very nice, very refreshing.
I drank this one with memories of the other Aspire drinks close to hand… and as I suspected I didn’t enjoy it. It’s really bitter and watery, with no real fruity flavouring or sweetness to it at all. It tastes how you’d expect something really healthy to taste! There’s no tropical or lemon hints there at all, sorry…
I’m a massive fan of lemon energy drinks and this is no disappointment. It’s pretty much Lemon Fanta with caffeine and goes down a treat. The can is larger than normal UK energy drinks (at 355ml) and of course includes the associated increase in caffeine and sugar as a consequence.
A very nice lemon and lime flavoured energy drink. Quite often with the lemon/lime flavours, they taste like someone has used way too much cordial. But, this one is balanced just right. This is the first ESTAR drink I’ve discovered and looking at their web site they seem to have many flavour varieties. If I come across any others I’ll be sure to grab and review them quickly.
A nice and refreshing lemonade drink. It’s tangy, along the same sort of flavour as Fanta Lemon by way of comparison, but with an obvious caffeine kick.
Honestly, I had to look up this drink on their web site in order to find out what flavour ‘Ice’ is. It turns out that it’s Grapefruit and Lemon, so it’s no wonder I couldn’t guess the combination. (Note: I’ve realised that the can actually mentions this too, I should have looked more closely!) It’s tangy and fresh, quite nice, but very sweet. The can also has the lift and slide style re-sealable can which is tricky to use.
A complete winner. Zero calories and a fresh citrus taste. It’s not as harsh as lemon, and not too sweet. A very smooth and refreshing drink which packs a decent caffeine kick. Definitely one for sporty energy drink drinkers.