Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch
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1.94/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.
Oh boy. I had this beer about 2 years ago and it was one of the worst I’ve ever had. In fact it’s the only beer that I’ve ever drain poured secondary to me not being able to finish a 6 pack. It’s time to revisit this one to give it a full review. Let’s see if my opinion has changed at all. Good thing I was able to get a single rather than a 6 pack this time.
L – Blueberry-like ruby color with a rather impressive 4-finger frothy, bubbly, pink head. The head actually looks like cotton candy. Really good retention and some nice sheets of lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles. For a fruit beer, the appearance is actually very nice.
S – I get musty, stale grains, blueberries, and a rather unpleasant metallic aroma. After the pretty nice appearance, this is going downhill. Now to taste it. Gulp.
T – Actually, it’s not as terrible as I remember, but still not very good at all. I’m getting sweet and slightly tart blueberries followed by alcohol (cheap rum?) dryness. The sweetness becomes cloying after a few sips. This tastes more like a rum and blueberry soda cocktail than a blueberry lager.
F – Light-bodied with decent carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a somewhat cloying and somewhat dry finish. A strange rum-like dryness mixed with blueberry sweetness lingers longer than I would like it to. There’s also some throat-warmth from the alcohol.
O – This really should not be considered a beer. I guess the way that it is made technically makes it so, but you’d be hard-pressed to find many beer characteristics here. I’ve docked some good fruit beers for lacking base beer characteristics in the past. Not only does this one lack any base beer characteristics but it also does not smell, taste, or feel good. I wonder how the other offerings in this “wild” series are, but I don’t think I’m curious enough to try them. Stick to the usual adjunct lagers, AB InBev. At least those are somewhat drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2013 04:00:55 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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1.9/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
Tried this on a whim. What a mistake.
Poured into a pilsner glass, there is barely any head: just a small amount of purple foam. The beer has the light scent of red wine.
The taste starts off sweet, and finishes very bitter. I hate wine, and that is what this tastes like. It seems like it dries my mouth out, so the mouthfeel doesn't leave me wanting more.
I'm going to slug this down for the 8%, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. It's just....awful.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:57:28 | More by Anmaglahk
Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 1,213 ratings.