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Rascal's Wild Red - Anheuser-Busch

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62
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 33.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The two new wild beers are out, I thought I swore off Wild Blue, but here goes the raspberry version with a cartoon Basset Hound named Rascal. Premium lager brewed with spices and with natural flavors and color from juice added. Aroma has tart raspberries, candy like sweet cane sugar, a bit of alcohol underneath the fruit. Basically a higher hand kill yourself loko alcoholic pop. Flavor is super sweet but backs off enough with carbonation and earthy raspberry seeds to let it not be straight sugar, a touch of alcohol makes it through onto the palate. Mouthfeel is dry with some tart/sweet/earthy edges to it, not as cloying as I recall the Wild Blue being, I'm actually taking small sips of this one and it is halfway gone. Alcohol does overburden the palate but I can detect it's presence. Overall another big fruit beer that will be sold for 8.99 a six pack of 8% fruit lager, is this good for craft beer when somebody starts playing beer pong with this or wakes up with a killer hangover, or worse yet gets alcohol poisoning because it tasted like soda pop and they didn't realize it was 8% abv.

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1.88/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

A: Bright red color carries over into the pink tinted head. This head doesn't last too long and leaves little lacing. Enjoy looking at it; refrain from consumption.

Smell: Smells like raspberry candy or Jello, with a bit of raspberry soap. and alcohol.

T: Excessively sweet, like a raspberry soda, but with a bit of bitterness that lends it a medicinal flavor. Artificial raspberry dominates almost everything else, but some vague spicing is also evident. Aftertaste comparable to that from eating cheap raspberry candy.

M: light-medium body with ample carbonation, yet somewhat watery.

O: Not beer, and a not good beverage. At least as much like a wine cooler as a beer. Might work for somebody who loves fruit sodas and dislikes beer. Alternatively, if a bottle comes into your possession and you can't pawn it off on someone else, perhaps you could use some of this to add some fruit flavor to another beer.

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3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dark, red with a fizzy layer of pink head that fades quickly

S - sweet, tart raspberries

T - tart raspberries, sweet, faint bitterness in the finish

M - crisp, medium bodied

A bit sweet and very forward with the raspberries. This tastes more like juice than beer. Fruit beer lovers will probably enjoy this, but for me it was a bit too sweet and overpowering.

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2.4/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This raspberry lager pours a bright red with some scary pink carbonation and no lace.

The aroma is an olfactory-pleasing raspberry, so not bad there.

Taste? First, this isn't beer in any way I can detect. I get a heavy-flavored soft drink with 8% alcohol. It's super-sweet and artificial-tasting, with no trace of hops or grain. Avoid this awful travesty and don't look back.

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2.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks like a Lindeminns product, clear and cherry red with a wisp of white head on top. Smells like cranberry juice or a box drink on steroids. Interesting that this is a beer. It tastes like candied raspberry syrup shots someone would put on a snow cone. Instead, said shot was pumped full of carbonation and busch light. It is syrupy and sticky with a medium body. I could see some HS kids liking this or maybe mixing it in with a sangria, but it is a little too much for me right now.

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1.11/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Doesn't look like a beer. Yeah, it's liquid and has a head, but that's it. It's a reddish burgundy pour. It's got a large pink head. Mix cranberry juice and 7Up, same thing.

Offensive smell of raspberry juice...from across the room. I give it an extra half point because I like raspberries.

It's terrible. Tastes like an extremely bad kriek mixed with too much raspberry juice.

It was actually painful going down. Due to overwhelming carbonation, it actually burns the whole way. Far too sweet.

Overall, it's shit. It's really not a beer. While I actually kind of liked Wild Blue, this was a disaster from start to end.

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Really not "that" bad.... it's definitely not a beer. More of s wine cooler or sparkling champagne... but without the pzzaz or actual goodness of those drinks. The Bad.... it was a little overpowering with raspberry flavor. Alcohol was too noticeable in the palate and the actual beer part of it was not good.... the good.... it looked good... and smelled pretty good. This is something you give to fruit beer lovers to show them how to fruit beer is overdone. Other than that it's too pricy to buy to just get buzzed on your better off drinking rubbing alcohol.... Lol that was a joke. But if you have someone that is more into wines and zimas and scmirnoffs, give it a try.

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1.8/5  rDev -28.3%
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12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
8% ABV, 12086 printed on label.
(Reviewed 06-24-12 - from notes)

A - Deep ruby pink in hue, the color is so rich it's frightening. A fleeting light pastel head drapes a few fingers of lace on the glass before collapsing to next to nothing.

S - Thick raspberry fruit puree is reminiscent of sugar-laden IHOP syrup, though not as inciting. Grainy pale malt barely makes it through but it still features a crisp lager finish. While it smells artificial, I can't bring myself to say it's offending but maybe that's my love affair with raspberries coming out.

T - Abundantly sweet, cloying, completely fake raspberry flavor overlaps the generous helping of cheap malt liquor flavor behind. It's not pleasant at all.

M - The 8% doesn't hide well here. You can just feel it's warmth on retronasal breathing. Thick and cloyingly sweet with a moderate carbonation level and grossly grainy finishing.

O - A poor substitute for a wine cooler, Rascal's Wild Red is sickly sweet to the point a diabetes warning should be included on packaging. It's like mixing IHOP syrup with half a can of Steele Reserve. Avoid this one.

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Rascal's Wild Red from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.