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Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
53
awful

1,235 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 41.67%
Wants: 11
Gots: 63 | 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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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -53.7%

09-10-2013 01:00:32 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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rhinonau

Wyoming

1/5  rDev -53.7%

02-18-2014 14:42:40 | More by rhinonau
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -53.7%

03-21-2013 23:26:22 | More by Janeinma
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bdtva

Virginia

1/5  rDev -53.7%

03-05-2013 17:23:56 | More by bdtva
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acurtis

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -53.7%

01-19-2012 18:25:17 | More by acurtis
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rynoth

New York

1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was looking for a new beer at the store and decided to play Russian Roulette and just grab the first thing I saw. Yeah, won't being doing that again any time soon.

A: Purplish pink with a very minimal head.
I've tried other fruit beers but I haven't ever seen one with this vibrate of color. Looks a little like Grape Nehi.

S: Smells like blueberries with a very sickeningly saccharine edge to it.

T: It's difficult to find words for this one. But bad. Very, VERY bad. I am overwhelmed by the flavor of blueberries, and sugar. I couldn't detect anything resembling beer as the fruit flavoring shuts out everything else. Tasted like a blue berry wine or champagne, but definitely not like beer.

M: Bubbly with excessive carbonation. "Sweet" taste buds exhausted and in revolt. A crisp finish.

O: Before I drank this I don't think I've ever "hated" a beer before. Give me any beer I've had in the past that I didn't care for, and I would gladly down a 6 pack of them before stomaching 1 bottle of this stuff.

Seriously, take the juice from a can of blue berries, make pruno out of it and mix with 7-Up. Congratulations, you have now made Wild Blue Lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:22:57 | More by rynoth
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domjwl

Illinois

1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked up a sixer@ the local store, I actually was going for the SN Celeration Ale, which they where fresh out of and this caught my eye, says on the carton that they won a gold medal, What a laugh, This is not beer, it's more like rancid fruit juice laced with alc. I will never buy another AB product again in my life as this product is a INSULT!!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 23:34:40 | More by domjwl
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Nikki


1/5  rDev -53.7%

03-03-2012 20:34:32 | More by Nikki
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avisong

Virginia

1/5  rDev -53.7%

05-18-2012 02:31:56 | More by avisong
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tclipse

Virginia

1/5  rDev -53.7%

07-08-2014 17:56:54 | More by tclipse
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magnumpoppy

Maryland

1/5  rDev -53.7%

08-13-2013 09:50:44 | More by magnumpoppy
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bashiba

Iowa

1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured an awful grape juice color with a touch of soda pop head

smells exactly like flintstone vitamons.

Taste like bad tart grapejuice. where is the beer?

mouthfeel is thin and watery, no carbonation or body at all.

just plain awful not beer at all, avoid this at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 22:15:32 | More by bashiba
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Will96

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -53.7%

09-01-2012 11:28:24 | More by Will96
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cruzmissile72

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -53.7%

09-12-2012 13:13:37 | More by cruzmissile72
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

1/5  rDev -53.7%

03-15-2012 05:10:11 | More by DCgolfpro
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Hopportunistic

Alabama

1/5  rDev -53.7%

12-13-2013 14:07:24 | More by Hopportunistic
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -53.7%

05-29-2014 02:32:26 | More by Snellgg5
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corrrance

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -53.7%

02-22-2012 06:07:52 | More by corrrance
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pjkelley82

New York

1/5  rDev -53.7%

06-11-2013 06:00:53 | More by pjkelley82
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -53.7%

10-28-2013 16:49:05 | More by Luweezy
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an70n

California

1/5  rDev -53.7%

03-06-2012 02:56:53 | More by an70n
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atcman2003

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had to dump this one... I couldn't bare it. The smell alone was

so horrid, that I couldn't get it past my nose. I took a few sips

and I felt like I was drinking blueberry flavored piss. I've heard

mixed reviews of this brew (if you can even call it that), but I for

one would highly recommend never buying this beer. I even got

curious and aged one for a couple of months, thinking that

maybe there could be something to this beer, but again I was

wrong. It was still the same with a lot less kick. PLEASE AVOID

THIS BEER AT ALL COSTS! !!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 01:53:05 | More by atcman2003
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -53.7%

01-22-2013 15:30:34 | More by Psychmusic
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ba Review #211
Served On: 08/15/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.0%
Date/ Code: 1284BJ28

Picked this up at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD because I never had it before and assumed it was from a high-quality craft brewery of sorts - judging by the label.

Look: poured a cartoonish purple with a lighter purple head that dissipated in a few seconds. The carbonation bubbles completely took over the body of the neon purple liquid. Lacing was nonexistent

Smell: Blueberry was definitely all that came through in the nose along with some malt liquor skunk. Almost like blueberry syrup found at Ihop or Bob Evans, mixed with a light macro lager.

Taste: Ok… heavy artificial blueberry with a Fruity Pebbles cereal character. The finish was of a residual dextrose and a dry Bud Light aftertaste with some fusel alcohol.

From what I can tell – Inbev created a fictitious brewery in New York in order to justify the false advertising on the label of this beer. With that said, please learn from my mistake - do plenty of research before just randomly selecting a beer from the shelves of your bottle shop when feeling adventurous. This was a classic case of false advertising.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 18:56:11 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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vwbus7

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -53.7%

06-29-2014 16:07:51 | More by vwbus7
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Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.