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Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
53
awful

1,335 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

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Ratings: 1,335
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 42.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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Photo of zapx
5/5  rDev +129.4%

zapx, Aug 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

Nakedtown, Jul 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

jamesrange62, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of TexSpence
5/5  rDev +129.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is, as they say, as close to a wine as they come - but it is not - it is just a good healthy, frothy lager. It pretends to be nothing else.

Blueberry is an understatement. The taste itself is sweet like blueberries right off the vine. It helps me recall an earlier day when beer was made from the ingredients that one found locally. It has no bad aftertaste and is truly a delicious brew.

Those who find this beer a bad option must be stuck in the mindset that beer must taste one way and one way only....but Wild Blue stands on its' own. The only surprising thing about Wild Blue is that it is made by those who bring us Budweiser. Will it hold up through the transition period to new ownership? I do not know - but if it does - then maybe reviewers who skewered this unique brew will be able to revisit and maybe change their minds.

TexSpence, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of sydsview
5/5  rDev +129.4%

Why is Wild Blue no longer being distributed in Minneapolis, Minnesota? It's my all-time favorite and I can't find it anywhere anymore!

sydsview, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Thwacker
5/5  rDev +129.4%

This is my wife's favorite beer, and I make a great effort to never run out of of Wild Blue. One Wild Blue and my wife is "Happy"! And when she's happy, she is always in the mood to make me happy. Anyone who gives this brew a bad score does so because it is an unconventional beer flavor. It tastes like the Blue Berries it is made from. The flavor is so intense that I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy this girly beer, but then, I love Blueberry pie!

Thwacker, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

docedoce7, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

bigplaymorton, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

Petersfavoritebrews, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of YaDad
5/5  rDev +129.4%

The people who don't like this beer generally just don't like sweet beers. This drink is delicious and tastes like a blueberry soda. Careful though, it's 8%, but you wouldn't know it by drinking it. I've had a lot of different beers, and this one is by far my favorite. Everyone has their go-to beer, and this one is mine. Unfortunately it's really expensive to drink every night, so you might wanna keep this one for some weekends or special occasions.

YaDad, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Spankmaster
5/5  rDev +129.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new FAVORITE beer! Smell, taste, mouthfeel and especially drinkability are all FANTATSTIC! It's a little strong at 8% alc, but goes down smooth. My local liquor store only carries it in 6 packs, and sells out pretty regularly. A highly recommended drink.

Spankmaster, Sep 12, 2010
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

Dency, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

mnsdg, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Chemelli
5/5  rDev +129.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't normally care for alcohol in general but when I tried the Wild Blue Blueberry lager/ale I was pretty impressed with it. I will definitely buy it again and recommend it to others as well. I drank it straight from the bottle so can't really give much on the appearance but everything else was excellent in my opinion.

Chemelli, Jan 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

vrx400dh, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of sweetmaltman
4.93/5  rDev +126.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Most regular beer drinkers will not like this offering. But for those who do not like bitter/hoppy brews, this is a great alternative. I normally look for sweet/malty brews.

I was treated to this at a steakhouse. I usually cannot find many beers I care to drink, as I find them overhopped and bitter/tangy, with little reason to try them again.

This tastes like a blueberry soda: sweet, bright and satifying, but watch out, it packs 8% alcohol. If you drink 2 it will pack a whallop!

It is an excellent alternative to the normal hoppy offerings. Don't let the fact it is brew by AB put you off. Give it a try.

sweetmaltman, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Albinoi
4.8/5  rDev +120.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Although this beer has gotten bad review from most of the users on this site I was exceptionally pleased with the overall taste of this beer. Yes, it is a sweet beer and yes it is a bit overpowering but I tend to think this can be a good thing from time to time. It really depends on the overall users taste. I myself am a big fan of blueberries, and to find a beer that tastes like a lucious and sweet blueberry that pops in your mouth as you eat it I think that this beer has been unfairly rated in most aspects. I think of this beer as more of a lambic than anything if you are looking for a retreat from the more servitude koscher beer flavors than this beer is for you. It's definately not your average beer but as fruit flavored beers go it definitely promises more flavor than your average Sam Adam's Cherry lambic. Don't expect this beer to be your normal beer flavor, but don't discount it for being too fruity, who knows you may like it I did.

Albinoi, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of kdawg105
4.78/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this fruity brew. It is very easy to drink and at 8% it won't be long before you notice its there. When poured into glass kinda of a shock it is purple in color like grape juice kinda like red wine. Its smell was of very noticable grain notes with blueberry the taste was great with a very light body mouthfeel this is an easy drinking tasty brew!

kdawg105, Oct 07, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This blueberry beer is the best I have tasted. With it's full body and aroma it is pleasantly palatable. It is slightly sweet but not too sweet, and looks and tastes of delectable blueberries. The only downside is the calories. At about 260 per bottle I tend to limit myself to 1 or 2. Perhaps that can be a good thing!

minneneva, Apr 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +117.9%

loose5682, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of AJ17
4.75/5  rDev +117.9%

BA score 53? The BROS 42??? Really??
As other good folks here with taste have commented, this beer is great. Yea, it's owned by the Bud
but it's actually brewed in upstate NY (Syracuse), my old stomping grounds. A respectable part
the city too; very well to do. They always had the best sports teams that kicked our ass back in
the day. Granted, this has nothing to do with the beer quality but it helps give me confidence
that this wasn't a creation out of the St. Louis vats in quantum.
Burns well, tastes good-and actually has real blueberry syrup added. Don't drink too much -
this is an 8% beer that has a KICK. I know, I sound like an AB whore, but was surprised that it was
owned by them. Very sweet, so if you don't like a sweet kick in your ass don't buy it.

AJ17, Sep 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +117.9%

MattHagberg, May 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +117.9%

mwar, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of PatrtiotLady67
4.75/5  rDev +117.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. The taste is almost wine smooth but with a lot of kick. I will be trying the Wild Red today. This is not a beer for people who like the Coors, Budweiser, Miller type beers. This is for people who love different flavors and tastes. I am not a national brand beer drinker. I actually love the different type of beers/ ales a lot more, more variety in tastes, smell and texture.

PatrtiotLady67, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jaredtp
4.65/5  rDev +113.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a smooth blue berry flavor. It smells really good, it is not heavy it kind of has a malt taste. At least I think it does. It is a great beer for no matter what time of the year. It is a beer that I like to come home sit back and relax and enjoy after a long hard day at work. I definitely would recommend this beer to friends and family.

jaredtp, May 29, 2014
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Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 1,335 ratings.