Kramers BBQ Sauce review

Kramer’s Gourmet Foods recently launched Kramer’s BBQ Sauce. Added to their already successful lineup of Wing Rubs, pairs perfectly with their rubs on wings, pulled pork, ribs and just about any grilled or smoked meat you favor.

… this stuff is Competition good! Teams, get a few gallons of Kramer’s BBQ sauce and make it your own winning secret sauce.

Currently available in a nice “beer bottle” package, complete with a cork stopper (just in case you have some left over), it’s a delicious BBQ sauce that everyone could enjoy. Creator Lance Kramer has assured me his BBQ sauce will be available in pints and gallons later this year.

Nice beer bottle style packaging
Nice beer bottle style packaging

For this review, we tried it on pulled pork and then ribs. Read on to see how good Kramer’s BBQ Sauce really is…

First up, let’s look at the BBQ sauce itself:

Ingredients: tomato paste, mustard, distilled vinegar, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, Worchestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, white wine, honey, molasses, oregano, bhut jolokia, other spices

On the thin side, but packed with spicy flavor
On the thin side, but packed with spicy flavor

Texture & Appearance: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Light bodied, nice color, you can see the peppery goodness. The light consistency of this sauce belies the flavor that is to come. Nevermind the consistency, fans of thick or thin BBQ sauces will be delighted.

Taste Straight Up: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – With a light tomato background and a sweet, peppery flavor, this full flavored sauce is slick tasting, with spicy undertones. Add in the dark background flavor from the Worchestershire sauce and you have a sweet, light bodied, savory and zesty sauce. This is an amazingly complicated sauce. Let me repeat that – it’s a complicated sauce that brings on layers of flavor.

And as with most BBQ sauces, Kramer’s needs to be heated to bring out the flavors. Marilyn picks out “… undertones of garlic and onion and the white wine and oregano give a nice light finish to the taste”. And I say this stuff is Competition good! BBQ teams out there, pick up a gallon or two of this and make it your own secret winning sauce!

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Slick with hot undertones, this BBQ sauce did bring on a bit of heat – but not too much. Here at HotSauceDaily we favor less heat and more sweet in our BBQ sauces, and Kramer’s hits the sweet spot. No pun intended.

Great label, logo, packaging
Great label, logo, packaging

Label/Graphics: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – It’s hard to argue with the simple graphics of Kramer’s – both in the sauce and rubs. These products would stand out on the shelf of your local store. And there’s the beer bottle packaging that is hard to resist emblazoned with Melvin Chickn. Great job all around.

First Up – Pulled Pork:

We had some simple pulled pork, smoked with cherry wood, to sample Kramer’s BBQ Sauce on at first.

Simple pulled pork sandwich with Kramers BBQ
Simple pulled pork sandwich with Kramers BBQ

These sandwiches were delicious. The Kramer’s BBQ Sauce was a perfect accompaniment to the plain pulled pork. The warmth and smooth BBQ flavor made us want more and more saucy goodness.

Outstanding dinner of pulled pork with Kramers and mustard potatoes
Outstanding dinner of pulled pork with Kramers and mustard potatoes

We made the classic pulled pork sandwiches, along with a side of cole slaw and some mustard roasted potatoes. (Those potatoes will be a future recipe post. Amazing!)

Next up, ribs with Kramer’s BBQ Sauce:

And here’s where things get all delicious times 10!

Ribs rubbed with Kramers Rubs - Finger Lickin and Easy Pickin
Ribs rubbed with Kramers Rubs – Finger Lickin and Easy Pickin

This was our first rib cook on our new Akorn Smoker – and they came out delicious, but just a bit charred. Thankfully the Kramer’s BBQ Sauce really “shined” on these lil’ babies! They were finger licking, lip smacking good.

Beautiful set up and glaze on the ribs from Kramer's BBQ Sauce
Beautiful set up and glaze on the ribs from Kramer’s BBQ Sauce

We thought the Kramer’s rubs really permeated the meat of the ribs and just added tons of flavor and support to the BBQ sauce. You would rock the party by pairing any of Kramer’s Wing Rubs with their BBQ sauce – a genius match made in Heaven!

Smoked Ribs with Kramer's BBQ Sauce drizzled on
Smoked Ribs with Kramer’s BBQ Sauce drizzled on

Yet another look at the ribs, with some fresh, warm Kramer’s BBQ Sauce drizzled on for extra flavor.

Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – This is another winner that is superb on pulled pork, ribs, and most certainly rocks on chicken (our next cook with Kramer’s BBQ). We award our highest rating of 5 stars to Kramer’s BBQ Sauce. It’s that good, and I’ve not been as excited about a BBQ sauce since Draper’s BBQ Sauce launched.

And don’t forget to checkout Kramer’s Wing Rubs – not just for wings!

kramers rub 3 flavors
Kramer's Rub in 3 Flavors

About Kramer’s Gourmet Foods:
In 2011, Kramer’s Gourmet Foods was born. On November 15th, 2011, Kramer’s hit the market with their specially blended Chicken Wing Rubs. These Texas inspired spice blends are designed specifically for GRILLED WINGS, but they’re pretty much good on everything. Visit RubResponsibly.com – our website will give you delicious, unique ideas on how to use the seasonings. Kramer’s will continue to release high quality Texas Inspired Foods and products for years to come!

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Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

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    1. That’s great, Lance! Save 15% off by using the code HSDAILY until Feb 3rd, Superbowl Sunday! I will amend the post to reflect this.

  1. I have had it and think it’s a great sauce, very flavorful. The packaging was rocking too, my son actually kept the bottle, lol.

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