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Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch

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1,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 42.47%
Wants: 14
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wild Blue is a blueberry lager that fuses the juice of nature’s perfect fruit – blueberries – with premium American and German hops, two row and six-row barley malt and cereal grains. Wild Blue has a full taste with a pleasant blueberry aroma and flavor, and contains 8% ABV.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-27-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev +25.6%

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1/5  rDev -54.3%

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4/5  rDev +82.6%

i usually only drink stouts but thought i'd try something different and honestly the 8% abv lured me in. and also honestly it's nice change from my stout beer. and like i said i only usually drink stouts (and imperial stouts) but to me, this is a good beer, original tasting. this is my first review of a beer. hope this helps someone.

martianMan, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of mchegash
3.5/5  rDev +59.8%

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a dark purple-red. Fairly hazy. Basically no head.

Smell - 4.5/5
As soon as I opened the bottle, I could smell STRONG blueberry smells. I didn't even have to put my nose near the glass. When I do take a closer smell, I smell blueberry, bubblegum, cherry. Perhaps a tiny bit of alcohol smell. While the smell is very strong, it's a nice smell

Taste - 3/5
Tastes very similar to a Founder's Rubaeus, except perhaps more blueberry tasting than raspberry tasting. For a fruit beer, it's pretty good. I think I'd still prefer a Founder's Rubaeus over this any day, but I could see this being a nice dessert beer, complementing a blueberry pie or something. I think the fruit flavor is a little too strong. It barely still tastes like beer (though if you try hard to sense it, there is still a little bit of beer taste to the brew). The thing I like about the Rubaeus is that it still tastes like beer. This, not so much

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Right when I took my first sip of this beer, I noticed the mouthfeel. The beer is crisp and the carbonation is light yet still has a nice bite. The beer is probably light to medium body.

Overall - 2.9/5
I got this beer as part of a build-your-own 6-pack, because it looked interesting. Overall, I won't say I was disappointed, as I didn't really know what to expect to begin with. But it's an OK take on a fruit beer. Probably wouldn't get again though. The fruit flavor is a little too strong, and it doesn't really taste like beer.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Wife bought me this. Awful too sweet/after taste will not buy again. I will stick to Busch light

yooper, Nov 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -54.3%

It tastes like cough syrup, both on the palate and in the aftertaste. It's simply shocking. I've long clamored for a blueberry beer that is so intensely blueberry that it pours purple, and thought that this might be the answer to my prayers, but no. A higher-than-expected ABV (8%) gives it .25 brownie points, but it can't save the beer overall. I'd recommend steering clear.

Botulizard, Oct 27, 2014
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Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,363 ratings.