Rascal's Wild Red - Anheuser-Busch
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2.68/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Served in a Local Option glass.
The long-awaited, highly anticipated raspberry follow-up to Wild Blue. Hoorah, amiright? It pours a murky maroon topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. From the moment the cap was twisted off a blast of raspberry filled my nose (and my room), and that's what dominates my glass. It's sweet, sugary, and berry-y. Damn, I wonder what this could be made to taste like...? Unsurprisingly, my tongue is also met by a blast of artificial raspberry (I'm leaning toward blue raspberry, actually), but with a strange off-flavor running through things at the same time. It's hard to explain, so I'm gonna put it this way: Imagine Lindemans Framboise, in all its artificially-sweetened raspberry glory, then add, say, the earthy skins of ripe raspberries that have been left out somewhere to "age". Something like that. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, a pretty sad beer, but one that could have probably turned out much, much worse. I frankly liked the blueberry better, and don't see the same focus in this offering.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2012 19:08:29 | More by TMoney2591
Rascal's Wild Red from Anheuser-Busch
61 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.