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Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch

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53
awful

1,232 Ratings
THE BROS
42
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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 41.67%
Wants: 10
Gots: 61 | 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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Groomsy

Kentucky

1.38/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

How I got suckered into this I'll never know... gah. Twist-off bottle poured into pilsner glass. One of my best friends led me astray with this concoction.

Appearance: Looks like grape soda, honestly. Pours a purplish color with hints of burgundy. A thin pink cap of foam tops the beer but vanishes almost immediately. Only hints and spots of sip rings line the glass.

Smell: Oh dear. Blueberry is certainly there, but it sure doesn't smell "natural" at all. It has that sickly sweet candy blueberry scent going on, along with sugary syrup and a big whiff of solvent alcohol. Malt liquor with artificial blueberries thrown in there, basically. This does not bode well.

Taste: Ugh. Does this even count as beer, other than the alcohol taste? Tart, artificial berry flavors hit the tongue and soon turn sour as the beer goes down. Nothing else other than blueberries - artificial flavoring, at that. And puckering, drying alcohol in the finish. This is more along the lines of a malt liquor for chicks. How did I get suckered into trying this, again? Not even remotely pleasing or fun to drink. Sure, it's okay if you don't want to drink REAL beer and need something artificially pleasing to the tongue; but otherwise, thumbs way down.

Mouthfeel: Spritzy, seltzer-like soda is what sums it up. The alcohol negatively affects how this beer finishes (if the taste wasn't bad enough). If you threw moonshine into grape soda, that about sums up the mouthfeel. Alcohol warming becomes more noticeable as the beer warms, and this drink certainly does NOT go down easy.

Drinkability: Never again. No sir. Not fun, pleasing, or even remotely decent. I will avoid this at all costs. Now I know why malt liquor gets such a bad rep.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 17:31:55 | More by Groomsy
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horshamguy

Pennsylvania

2.49/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A--Dark purple with minimal head that left surprisingly good lacing.

S--Is purple a smell?? Actually smelled overly sweet with a lot of blueberries.

T--A lot like I would imagine blueberry soda would taste if there were such a thing. No real taste of beer in there. Alcohol is very well hidden. I would never, I mean never, guess ABV of 8%.

M--Light & fizzy. Nothing of note

O--Bought it on a whim at Wegmans in their $12 build your own six pack. I'm normally not a fruit beer kind of guy, but got a few since it's summertime and I thought it'd be a nice refreshing change. It was just overly sweet and not anything resembling a beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 18:41:44 | More by horshamguy
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Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 05:00:34 | More by DownWithSocks
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2.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Texas

1.75/5  rDev -19%

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Alabama

5/5  rDev +131.5%

07-26-2014 17:10:29 | More by Nakedtown
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Kentucky

2/5  rDev -7.4%

07-26-2014 02:59:26 | More by PassMeAZima
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Links41

Virginia

2.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

S: Bottle

A: poured into a pint glass, looks like a blue wine cooler. Dark indigo with a two finger purple colored head.

S: Smells like blueberries...

T: Blueberries, with a heavy dose of splenda. Was much too sweet to drink on its own. So, dig out some coconut rum and make a concoction. Just playing around, we mixed this with coconut rum, blackberries, and Hardywood Cream Ale. Made a pretty good summer drink.

M: Just felt like drinking a malt beverage.

O: Too sweet. Would probably be a huge success in a college party. Very sweet with a high alcohol content (8%)

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 00:59:36 | More by Links41
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CraftBeerSnob

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +38.9%

07-25-2014 23:23:10 | More by CraftBeerSnob
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connor4835

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +50.5%

07-25-2014 21:25:02 | More by connor4835
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boku56

Nevada

1.5/5  rDev -30.6%

07-25-2014 01:09:54 | More by boku56
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Keepnitrl

Washington

3/5  rDev +38.9%

07-24-2014 16:15:28 | More by Keepnitrl
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -19%

07-22-2014 21:30:41 | More by Yellolab2010
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JoseCuervo


2.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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DaryleEverett

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -53.7%

07-21-2014 20:26:08 | More by DaryleEverett
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -53.7%

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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -53.7%

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Georgia

2/5  rDev -7.4%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +50.5%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +38.9%

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Anmaglahk

Georgia

1.9/5  rDev -12%
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
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psychita

Utah

2/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev +38.9%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +85.2%

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tclipse

Virginia

1/5  rDev -53.7%

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Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.