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Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaBud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 30.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: egrace84 on 11-09-2013

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236ml can, another broken case 'find', at my local sad-as-shit liquor store conglomerate outlet.

This, well, 'beer', pours a clear, and generally kid's candy purple colour, with zero appreciable head, and even less (wait, what?) lingering lace anywhere near the glass as things slowly march southwards.

It smells of sugary cranapple punch bowl, and little else - berries, booze, and good times in bikinis! The taste is overly saccharine cran-this and cran-that, but nothing that will keep my teeth from dialing the nearest dental clinic, even at this ungodly hour. Ok, there is a beer under all of this alcohol and lab-approved 'cranberry' essence, but, right - it's just Bud Light, so look that the fuck up if you actually care.

The carbonation is more heady than anything else I've yet seen from this offering, the body a 'solid' medium weight, all fruit juice, all the bloody time. It finishes sweet, sweet, and maybe just a bit less than sweet, as the 16-proof alcohol eventually asserts its provenance.

Yep - add an already barely tangential beer brand name to an effort clearly aimed at non-beer-drinkers, and what have we - oh, right, a cocktail, one which actually has a lot more merit as a quaffable beverage (ya know, the fruit and the ABV), than the base watered-down beer. I'm still astounded at how far AB-InBev has to take things before BA treats them like they do craft ciders.

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From can, poured over ice (as suggested) into a goblet

A-pours purplish-red, less than a finger head of white foam, dissipates quickly

S-Faint cranberry and lime, very faint

T-Cranberry juice cocktail, sugar/corn syrup, and some lime and booze, somewhat tart.

M-Carbonation is lighter than other flavored malt beverages in the same genre, slight effervescence, relatively thin

O-Less syrupy sweet than other beverages in this category. Reminded me less of a margarita and more like a cranberry/vodka drink w/ lime. Repeat purchase is highly unlikely despite the ease at which this beverage can be consumed.

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25 FL. OZ. can
Served in a goblet (it's the closest I have to a margarita glass)

L - It looks like cranberry juice after the bubbles quickly subside. Same color and everything. I see no carbonation bubbles.

S - It smells like cranberry pop if there is such a thing. Sweet and fruity.

T - The taste has some lime in it to go with the cranberry. It tastes like pop. Syrupy sweet with some carbonation.

M - Thin and soda like

O - I am making Mexican dishes and thought what the hell. It's okay for what it is. It is awfully sweet though.

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A: The beer is crystal clear light reddish purple in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short pink head consisting of large bubbles that quickly died down, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of fruit punch are present in the nose—if I was blindfolded I would have guessed that I was smelling some Hi-C.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has sweet flavors of sweet punch. No traces of alcohol or cranberries are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Unlike some of the other beers in the "rita" line, this one actually remains drinkable as it warms up and doesn't become overly sugary or sweet. It is very drinkable because it hides its alcohol very well. Apart from the taste not being that interesting, my only criticism is that it didn't taste anything like cranberries and might have been better labeled as "PUNCH-A-RITA".

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Appearance: Deep, authentic cranberry juice color, fairly clear, with a bit of haze. Sparse, fine lacing adorns the glass walls, and a dusting of foam adorns the surface. The carbonation is rather faint.

Aroma: The aroma is exactly like cranberry punch with white rum, there are no notable beer characteristics. The aroma does seem quite natural, however.

Taste: Opens with a surge of cranberry, which has a very natural flavor. As the taste progresses, notes of moderate alcohol appear. Finishes with a lingering, sweet, punch note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly full, with stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Its really not that bad. While not particularly beer-like, at $2.29 plus tax for a twenty-five ounce can, its hard to hate this more than the mediocre $17.99 craft beer bomber I had recently. Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita is a good value for the money; for the price paid, I think I received my "money's worth" and more.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-five once aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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A: Pours a crystal clear reddish purple in color (pretty similar to Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail) with a light to moderate amount of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy pinkish white head that quickly reduces to a couple of very small patches of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of extra sweet cranberry juice cocktail mixed with artificial flavored fruit punch.

T: There is a moderate to strong flavor of sweet artificial flavored fruit punch with a light to moderate flavor of cranberry juice cocktail.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty easy to drink because it is not quite a sweet as the other Rita products and the alcohol is very well hidden - not sure that I would want to have more than one of these in a session but it is not offensive.

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Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
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