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Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch

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1,232 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 41.67%
Wants: 10
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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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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zapx

New York

5/5  rDev +131.5%

08-18-2012 22:18:54 | More by zapx
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Nakedtown

Alabama

5/5  rDev +131.5%

07-26-2014 17:10:29 | More by Nakedtown
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jamesrange62


5/5  rDev +131.5%

03-13-2012 19:56:43 | More by jamesrange62
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TexSpence

Texas

5/5  rDev +131.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 13:54:52 | More by TexSpence
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docedoce7

Florida

5/5  rDev +131.5%

12-11-2011 03:10:37 | More by docedoce7
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bigplaymorton

California

5/5  rDev +131.5%

12-03-2011 05:43:51 | More by bigplaymorton
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

5/5  rDev +131.5%

07-05-2014 23:33:52 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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Spankmaster

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +131.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 18:13:07 | More by Spankmaster
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mnsdg

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +131.5%

12-04-2011 00:55:20 | More by mnsdg
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Chemelli


5/5  rDev +131.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:25:30 | More by Chemelli
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sweetmaltman

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +128.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 13:16:40 | More by sweetmaltman
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Albinoi

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +122.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 00:14:57 | More by Albinoi
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kdawg105

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +121.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 21:18:19 | More by kdawg105
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minneneva

Nevada

4.78/5  rDev +121.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 02:40:08 | More by minneneva
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loose5682

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

04-18-2013 04:54:39 | More by loose5682
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MattHagberg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

05-08-2014 02:42:59 | More by MattHagberg
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mwar

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +119.9%

12-02-2012 21:48:11 | More by mwar
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PatrtiotLady67

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +119.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 15:12:58 | More by PatrtiotLady67
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deaddogdesign

Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +115.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off this is a kind of beer that is like a glass of wine. If you don't like wine chances are you will probably not like Wild Blue. I like wine a lot so this beer appealed to me.

It is very very sweet and a nice change of pace. Really taste like blueberry or grape juice. I know that probably doesn't appeal to a lot of beer drinkers, but it is a nice beer to have a couple glasses on a winter night or even summer night.

Kind of shocked to see all the negative reviews for this beer, but it is probably more like a sweet glass of wine. Has an ALC. content of 8% so you got to love that :)

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 03:12:52 | More by deaddogdesign
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A_R_Davis

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +113%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this fruity beer since I first discovered it two years ago. It helped me remodel my house! Once ice cold, it's pure bliss on a hot summer day. I used to drink wine, but stopped due to acid and heartburn. I often see people disliking this type of beer - mainly people who drink stuff like Bud, Coors, etc., which makes sense. I don't drink grocery store beers, and love the rich, fruit flavor and 8% alcohol level, which gets me where i need to be on two beers, instead of eight, and keeps me from having a beer gut the size of Texas!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 04:42:27 | More by A_R_Davis
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benniewi

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +113%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

To start off, I'm an IPA drinker, yet occasionally I like a good Kool-Aid beer. This is definitely a Kool-Aid beer. I will down a quick sweet Leinie's Berry Weiss on occasion and love it, so this was up my alley.

Whoa, hits me like a ton-o bricks when I drink it as fast, since it's 8%. Wow. This really shouldn't be ranked with other beers since it's almost a "malt beverage" but I liked it. I liked it a lot. I'm almost embarrassed to say I did, but I did. It reminds me of the blueberry Eggos I had with my five year old this morning. LOL

The beer itself is sweet. Pouring it I found a beer that is the same hue as wine, of all things--a purple rarely found in beer. The head disappeared almost immediately. The aroma reminds me of IHOP on a Sunday morning and I've just poured a healthy portion of blueberry syrup over my short stack of hotcakes. It also reminds me of the aforementioned Leinie's Berry Weiss. I don't get an unpleasant artificially sweet aftertaste, which was pleasing.

This might be really appreciated by people who grew up on "Grape Drink" (Dave Chapelle?) or who cannot tolerate the bitterness of a good brew. You'll probably love it if you like like fruity beers. I did. But since I like bitter DIPA's regularly, I can't get over how good this beer is. I just wonder what a Bell's Hopslam would taste like after one of these?

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 00:56:36 | More by benniewi
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

01-07-2012 18:44:43 | More by WuAnquo1
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eb1993nj

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

03-27-2014 02:19:58 | More by eb1993nj
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

07-20-2012 06:53:55 | More by karatebartender
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iBodhisattva

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +108.3%

06-28-2013 22:38:26 | More by iBodhisattva
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Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
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