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

Not Rated.
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaBud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 31.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: egrace84 on 11-09-2013)
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rating this based on the style, a flavored malt beverage...

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. My wife likes these types of beverages, would buy again for her as it if better than the other two offerings from Bud Light Lime in this category. Less artificial tasting than the Strawberry version and better balance than the original lime version.

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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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The fact that I am FINALLY reviewing this for inclusion in THe CANQuest (TM) illustrates just how difficult an undertaking this CAN be at times. I had several photos submitted, each rejected for various reasons. I finally had to buy a used tripod before I could get a pic that would be approved. Whoosh!

From the CAN: "Limited Winter Edition"; "Margarita with a Twist"; "Try It Over Ice!"; "Enjoy Responsibly Please Recycle".

The loud Crack! told me that it had not lost any of its carbonation since I initially bought it, but given that there was going to be 25 (!) fl. oz. of it, the Glug would not be inverted. Watching it pour into my glass caused me to involuntarily let out a guffaw of laughter. It was magenta! OMFG! It fizzed like soda pop, quickly reducing its head to nothingness, leaving me with a glass filled with what I CAN only describe as looking like beet juice (SRM = N/A), but with great clarity. It did not smell like beet juice, however. It smelled like cranberry jelly on the table at Thanksgiving at my maternal Grummy's house every year when I was growing up. I just could not help but laugh again. It is very difficult to take a beer such as this seriously. Mouthfeel was thin, but fizzy, very much like soda pop. More laughter. The taste was very tart, very much like cranberry and with the addition of lime, it was like drinking alum. I do not think that I will be playing the trumpet right after I am done with this. My lips were puckered harder than last summer, when the Old Lady put me on an eastbound train, possibly out of her life forever. Oh no! This beer is causing melancholia to set in and there was no warning on the label! Finish was reminiscent of a SweeTart CANdy. It had both a sweetness and a tartness, with the emphasis on tart. It was not "Awful" as it seems to be currently rated, but neither was it something that I would want to drink a second time. It was like fizzy Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Ha ha ha.

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Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
61 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.