How Much Alcohol Is In Truly Hard Seltzer?

Despite only being introduced to the market in the last decade, hard seltzers like Truly Hard Seltzer took the drinking world by storm and became the drink of summertime by 2019 (via Vox). Light, refreshing, and available in a wide assortment of fruity and other flavors, they're incredibly easy to drink and perfect when you're at the beach, a backyard barbecue, a boozy brunch with your besties, or a ball game with the bros. These days, instead of reaching for a cold beer, many people are reaching for a cold hard seltzer.

The appeal for many is the perceived health benefits of hard seltzer (via EatingWell). A single can of Truly contains just 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and zero gluten (via Truly). In comparison, a Budweiser contains 149 calories and 10.6 grams of carbs, according to the brand. But before you pick up that case of Truly for your next outing, just how much alcohol are you consuming with each can?

The alcohol in a can of Truly is comparable to a beer

Each can of Truly contains 5% ABV (or alcohol by volume). According to The Spruce Eats, beers typically contain 3% to 13% ABV, with the majority in the 4% to 7% range. Calorie-wise, Truly is closest to light beers, which range from 63 to 119 calories, but with a higher ABV punch since most light beers range from 2.3% to 4.2% ABV (via PopSugar). The brand will also be offering boozy ice pops this summer. Just be warned that they also contain 5% alcohol by volume, though with only 80 calories, according to Delish. For something that packs even more of a punch, try their line of extra hard seltzer, which clocks in at a hefty 8% ABV.

So the next time you reach for a can of Truly, just be aware that you're consuming around a beer's worth of alcohol and plan accordingly. They may go down easy, but that alcohol content, in addition to the sugar, can add up quickly.