Rascal's Wild Red - Anheuser-Busch
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1/5 rDev -60.3%
this is just awful. the bottle says lager, but they lie. this "beer" is a sham. avoid at all costs.
I was looking for something new and flavorful at my local liquor store. I settled on this because I hadnt really heard of it before.
I cracked open the bottle and was assaulted by the aroma of raspberries and sweetness. Didnt think much of it. Ive had beers before that had strong smells that I very much enjoy. If I only knew...
The first sip. Oh boy, where to begin. At fist it tasted like a wine cooler. Then the alcohol flavor kicked in. And by kicked in I mean kicked me in the face. If malt liquor and Smirnoff ice had crazy drunken sex, this would be the bastard offspring it produced.
I assumed that it may just be the way i was drinking it. Maybe it just needed to let the smell take over. I poured the bottle into a goblet and holy crap. Its pop. its a damn pop labeled lager. It looks like pop, it pours like pop. There was very briefly a pinkish head. What was left in my glass was nothing more than soda water with 8% alcohol mixed in like the marketing team had no better ideas on how to sell this crap other than making it into train wine.
I ignored all the signs and my own conscience and took a long, slow drink. Ever have your mouth washed out with flavored soap? Did the fact that it was flavored make it any better? Didnt think so...
Just dont. Dont buy this. This is not a beer, it is liquid lies.
12-09-2012 02:50:44 | More by MrEVillain
1.11/5 rDev -56%
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.
01-16-2013 03:44:38 | More by RickS95
1.15/5 rDev -54.4%
I'm only rating this so poorly because I'm judging it as a beer.
It's not a beer. A malt beverage, perhaps (think "Zima"), but there is no way that this should have "lager" on the label.
As a "wine cooler" type of beverage, it's not bad. It's not overly sweet, although it's more of a chemical raspberry than a "fresh fruit" taste.
Full disclosure, I also hate that AB/Inbev caught me with this "craft beer trap". If I knew it was AB, I wouldn't have bought it. And since it is AB, I seriously overpaid for it. Live and learn.
3 stars as a wine cooler - 0 stars as a beer.
06-01-2013 03:23:51 | More by pajeff
1.36/5 rDev -46%
APPEARANCE: Sickly fizzy clear light pink. Looks like a wine cooler.
SMELL: Rasperries and stale, left-in-the-glass-overnight merlot.
TASTE: Raspberry flavoring leaving a slick coating on the palate. Wine cooler like taste, this should be called " Sea Breeze Raspberry Mixer". Like in medieval times, maybe urine could have been added to balance. It's not far off in its current state.
FEEL: Overcarbonated sweet cloying mess that really sticks with you. Oof!
OVERALL: Fizzy fruity berry. Not beer really a shame it boasts itself as one. Money was never exchanged but trust me I paid for it.
02-03-2013 01:34:11 | More by Stinkypuss
1.8/5 rDev -28.6%
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.
02-02-2013 15:27:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
1.8/5 rDev -28.6%
Dark red with a thin fizzy pink head with poor retention and next to no lacing. Smells like artificial raspberries which are way too sweet.
The taste is like sweet fake raspberries with an attempt to balance with a little bitterness. Not much to get excited about here.
Light to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. This is just bad, and is not recommended.
08-05-2012 03:00:44 | More by hardy008
1.88/5 rDev -25.4%
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.
06-14-2012 02:01:40 | More by chinchill
1.88/5 rDev -25.4%
A - Poured out a clear, red color with a one-finger, pink head of bubbly foam. It short-lived head left little to no lacing.
S - It smelled of raspberry juice. Not awful but not beer-like.
T - Tart raspberries lead the flavor profile, but there is also this strange burn -- the alcohol maybe?
M - It was crisp and sharp. A light bodied beer with a clean finish.
O - Not so good, but sadly it might be better than the blueberry one.
09-15-2012 04:52:45 | More by zeff80
Rascal's Wild Red from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.