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Rascal's Wild Red - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 33.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012)
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4/5  rDev +59.4%

MattHagberg, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +19.5%

Stermax, Apr 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

mpenske, Jan 27, 2014
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2.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

When taking the first sip of this beer it tastes like raspberry juice and you will think oh man for 8% this is pretty delicious, but the aftertaste is like someone spilled their lager into your cup of juice. Drinking more than one of these at a time made me sick because of how sweet it was. I cant safely say that its NOT my type of lager.. or that i even consider it a lager. Its worth a try though, some people enjoy that overly sweet taste. I consider it more of a sugary mixed drink, but that's just my opinion.

RVigz, Jan 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

epyon396, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

DbbC, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

StevenH, Nov 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jaydoc, Oct 28, 2013
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1/5  rDev -60.2%

ColdWaffles, Oct 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ejimhof, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

gimmedanger888, Sep 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Sunn, Aug 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

ZEB89, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev +19.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

deereless, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a hazy pink hued reddish-brown color with a big billowy pink head. The bubbles that compose the head pop over time leaving a decent level of streaky pink lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is massively sweet of a raspberry smell. It is sugary and super potent with it being detected upon opening the bottle and permeating the room when poured. It is very sweet and actually rather nice and candy like.

Taste – This is one super sweet tasting beer. It begins huge of a sugary and non-descript artificial berry flavor. The massive sweetness grows even stronger taking on a berry/raspberry fruit-juice/ soda like taste. Even at 8 % abv very little alcohol is detected on the tongue (just a hint) with the flavors in the end leaving a massively sweet cloying taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average to actually slightly lower side for a fruit beer. The feel is a bit off as a slightly higher carbonation and lighter body may have been slightly more appropriate.

Overall – Not my cup of tea. Massively sweet. If you want something fruity and sugary tasting then this is it, if not then you may want to pass up this one.

Darkmagus82, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +19.5%

JellyBean2245, Aug 10, 2013
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1/5  rDev -60.2%

Carl_R, Aug 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

nhirsch04, Aug 07, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

Zanico, Aug 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -50.2%

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of becktone
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eye: Opaque red color, deep red like kinda a ruby with hints of orange in there kinda color. Hard to describe...but for a lager...so the label describes...but wait-the side of the label says "Flavored Ale"...so ale or lager? but still I would expect this to be clear coming from AB-InBev. Head forms, but falls almost immediately leaving none of the pink head that formed when pouring.

Nose: Big Raspberry aroma, kinda like raspberry syrup that you'd use for pancakes. Sweet smelling aroma. Good for cooking if you are looking to make a sweet reduction sauce that tastes of raspberries. Not much beer here, smells more like a Smirnoff deal, or a Lindeman's, really fruity with no beer aroma...and thats ok.

Tongue: Big on the raspberry, more like Lindeman's than anything else. Sugary sweet, and that is about all. Good for a hot afternoon when you are craving sugar or good to go with pancakes or as a reduction sauce. As for drinking I'd liken it to Mike's Hard Lemonade or somesuch. Nothing much of beer here. Tastes more like a malternative. For what it is, it is ok, but it should be under a malternative category....that is what it tastes like. Medium-heavy on the palate...Lots of sugar here to sweeten it up. Carbonation is high to offset that. Overall, for what it is, feels ok on the palate.

Drinkability: If I'm feeling cheap sure I'll buy this again instead of a $25 Framboise liquor. Nothing special though. I've tons of other fruit beers I'd go for over this one...it's cheap and being such is cheap in flavor. But for a reduction sauce and cooking, if it calls for raspberry ale, I think this would do nicely.

becktone, Jul 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
Rascal's Wild Red from Anheuser-Busch
60 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.