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Thirsty Frog Red Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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Thirsty Frog Red Ale
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79
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Carnival Cruise Lines.

(Beer added by: FosterJM on 11-28-2011)
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.5%

05-20-2014 01:47:33 | More by pearljam118
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.25/5  rDev -33%

12-19-2013 00:06:53 | More by LXIXME
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

01-25-2013 10:32:45 | More by beernads
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bigolbeerbelly

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -12.2%

Drank a couple of pints of these on the Carnival Magic. Took some notes for reviewing.

Poured a very nice red, had an amber head that had qualities typical of an american lager. Very frothy, disappeared quickly, did not leave any lacing.

Smell was of corn and malt

Taste was very malty but had a very interesting spicy aftertaste. Almost a belgian spice.

Mouthfeel was very light similiar to budweiser or coors original

Not a beer I would buy again.

04-30-2012 00:28:30 | More by bigolbeerbelly
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Ford

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%

On tap on Carnival Triumph.

I figured this was probably AB brewed and now I know.

Decent beer...better than Bud, BL, Coors and Lite by Miller...

Without doing a side by side it reminded me a bit of Killians Red...

Drank two of these on the ship... obviously they don't really have any craft beer on the boat. I did finally find Shiner Bock bottled.

12-03-2012 22:52:29 | More by Ford
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-08-2013 14:38:04 | More by Mbpike
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Gardmark59

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

04-18-2014 12:21:41 | More by Gardmark59
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-11-2014 16:03:46 | More by ThinkAgain
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-26-2013 02:17:51 | More by Sparty55
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-26-2013 17:12:41 | More by Hanzo
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-18-2012 01:40:43 | More by RWLawman
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FosterJM

California

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%

960th Review on BA
Draft to 19oz Balloon Pint
On board Carnival Paradise 11/25/11

App- A medium light brown with some garnet and amber highlights running throughout. Only a small 1/2 in head formed(I say bad pour by the bar staff) with a huge wall of stickly lace and cling all the way down the glass with a ton of bubbles floating up.

Smell- The nose doesn't flatter this beer at all. Very run of the mill and more AAL which makes sense due to the contract brewer. A little bit of malts and wheat are detectable. Not offensive as most but creeping downward a bit.

Taste- A lightly sweet amber with a bit of grain and wheat behind it. A little bit of lemon surges past the back of the tongue. Much of a one dimensional beer without a good pop behind it but for a contract beer, better than most.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a very bubbly medium carbonation level. A good malty grain note on the finish.

Drink- For a cruise ship this was a fine offering for a full 19oz pour at 5, compared to a bottle of BL or Coorse for 6.25 a 12 oz. My boat did have Boddingtons and Bass for the imports which was nice to see.

11-28-2011 23:14:17 | More by FosterJM
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JoshFrierson86

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2013 15:17:50 | More by JoshFrierson86
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +5.7%

Enjoyed on the Carnival Valor, one of a few (bartender says 3 as of right now) ships it is available on currently.

A: thin head minimal lacing on an amber with orange/ crimson tints and clear body.

S: light on the nose, sweet malts and maybe a slight earthy hop note.

T: all sweet caramel malt. No other notes or hops really.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Served ridiculously cold. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: about the standard character for a red or amber ales you can have. Highly drinkable but barely memorable besides the fact that it is the best beer I have ever had on a cruise ship. Not a very difficult feat

04-30-2012 14:06:39 | More by kylehay2004
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

tap on Carnival Valor

Pours a clear amber red with a white lacing for a head.

Smells of bready malts and some mild caramel. No real hop presence.

Biscuity malt flavor with brown sugar and, again, no real hop representation.

Medium body with sharp tingles of carbonation.

Surprisingly not bad, especially for an AB beer. Honestly didn't mind drinking these, better than the alternatives which were pretty much all macro lights. Decent ale.

08-15-2013 23:11:05 | More by Cylinsier
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-02-2014 20:41:32 | More by carlmoberg
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-10-2013 21:26:41 | More by Gregwa
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 03:46:36 | More by WritersBlock
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RKel888

Alabama

4/5  rDev +19%

01-19-2012 20:59:29 | More by RKel888
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branham1989

Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

09-26-2013 19:49:08 | More by branham1989
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BRD14

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

12-16-2012 18:30:27 | More by BRD14
Thirsty Frog Red Ale from Anheuser-Busch
79 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.