Review: Fizzio Lemon Ale (Starbucks)

Jun 24

A tall Lemon Ale.

A tall Lemon Ale.

The third soda in the new Fizzio lineup is the Lemon Ale. While not as well-known a flavor as root beer or ginger ale, and not alcoholic as its name might imply (it’s an ale like ginger ale, not like actual ale), the Lemon Ale still makes a good third member to the trio. When I ordered it, the barista identified it as her favorite of the three offerings, and I can see why.

Like its soda siblings, this drink is not too calorie-laden (80 calories in a tall) and is made from concentrate and then freshly carbonated with the new and mysterious Fizzio carbonation machine. The result is a soda that is quite sweet, and not at all tart like one might expect from a lemony drink.

I expected this drink to basically taste like a carbonated lemonade, but there’s more to it than that. It seems to have more citrus flavors in it than just lemon — in fact, it reminded me a little bit of the Peach Green Tea Lemonade. It’s fruity and very tasty, while not hitting you over the head with lemon flavor. If you like the various tea lemonades at Starbucks, you’ll like this soda.

Bullet-pointed summary:

  • What: Fizzio Lemon Ale
  • Where: Starbucks
  • Options: Just the size
  • Verdict: A fruity, lemony soda that is much more on the sweet side than the tart side.

Check out all three Fizzio sodas:

2 comments

  1. Well, I’m a bit upset that Fizzio is only a regional thing. After finding the machines in the Atlanta area (at the time they were only carbonating the Refreshers), I get home to find it nowhere in the St. Louis area. :(

    • Blinkie /

      Whoa … you’re right. I had no idea. If the Starbucks store locator is right, the closest Fizzio Starbucks to St. Louis is in a Target near Nashville.

      That’s a really odd marketing decision. It can’t be due to market pressure from big soda companies or they wouldn’t be in Atlanta.