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Wild Blue - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,380 Ratings
THE BROS
42
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Ratings: 1,380
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 2.2
pDev: 42.27%
Wants: 14
Gots: 117 | 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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4.56/5  rDev +107.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +25%

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1/5  rDev -54.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +59.1%

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a dark purple-red. Fairly hazy. Basically no head.

Smell - 4.5/5
As soon as I opened the bottle, I could smell STRONG blueberry smells. I didn't even have to put my nose near the glass. When I do take a closer smell, I smell blueberry, bubblegum, cherry. Perhaps a tiny bit of alcohol smell. While the smell is very strong, it's a nice smell

Taste - 3/5
Tastes very similar to a Founder's Rubaeus, except perhaps more blueberry tasting than raspberry tasting. For a fruit beer, it's pretty good. I think I'd still prefer a Founder's Rubaeus over this any day, but I could see this being a nice dessert beer, complementing a blueberry pie or something. I think the fruit flavor is a little too strong. It barely still tastes like beer (though if you try hard to sense it, there is still a little bit of beer taste to the brew). The thing I like about the Rubaeus is that it still tastes like beer. This, not so much

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Right when I took my first sip of this beer, I noticed the mouthfeel. The beer is crisp and the carbonation is light yet still has a nice bite. The beer is probably light to medium body.

Overall - 2.9/5
I got this beer as part of a build-your-own 6-pack, because it looked interesting. Overall, I won't say I was disappointed, as I didn't really know what to expect to begin with. But it's an OK take on a fruit beer. Probably wouldn't get again though. The fruit flavor is a little too strong, and it doesn't really taste like beer.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

Wife bought me this. Awful too sweet/after taste will not buy again. I will stick to Busch light

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2.48/5  rDev +12.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.2%

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

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1.6/5  rDev -27.3%

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3/5  rDev +36.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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1.8/5  rDev -18.2%

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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1/5  rDev -54.5%

I'll start by being honest. AB did it. They dressed up a beer as craft, hoping to snare unsuspecting drinkers, and they won.

It tastes like cough syrup, both on the palate and in the aftertaste. It's simply shocking. I've long clamored for a blueberry beer that is so intensely blueberry that it pours purple, and thought that this might be the answer to my prayers, but no. A higher-than-expected ABV (8%) gives it some *super* slight merit, but it can't save the beer overall. I'd recommend steering clear.

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wild Blue Lager has a medium, fizzy, pink head, which maintains itself much longer that one would expect, a clear, ruby-red, bubbly appearance, and splotchy lacing. Aroma is of grainy, pungent lager beer and acidic blueberry juice. Taste is the same, with essentially no noticeable bitterness, but definite fruit acidity. Mouthfeel is heavy, slick, and filling, and Wild Blue Lager finishes wet, sweet, and heavy. Not a beer for me, but still well-crafted and executed.

RJT

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1/5  rDev -54.5%

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +107.3%

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1.2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,380 ratings.