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Shadow's Wild Black - Anheuser-Busch

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 31.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012)
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

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5/5  rDev +96.1%

09-01-2012 01:10:39 | More by jamesrange62
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

08-30-2012 00:47:06 | More by soupieman
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2/5  rDev -21.6%

08-29-2012 21:15:03 | More by AllHailBeercules
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

08-24-2012 17:41:44 | More by jaidenjb
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4.25/5  rDev +66.7%

08-17-2012 02:33:40 | More by jagada
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2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours very dark with purple hues when held to light. Some spotty lacing and only about have a finger of fizzy head.

S: Grape soda (or, I guess in this case, blackberry soda). That is really the only aroma I get. Doesn't smell like beer at all.

T: This isn't beer. It tastes like grape soda. I like grape soda, so this tastes good to me. But as far as beers go, this does not taste like beer.I wouldn't be surprised if this was brewed with no hops.

M: Thin and spritzy, like carbonated water or soda. I can't believe it is 8% abv, though. The alcohol is hidden incredibly well.

O: I know it's a fruit beer, but even fruit beers should have some beer characteristics. I think you could give this to someone and tell them it is soda and they would believe you. It would pair well with blueberry, grape, or blackberry pie and could be interesting to cook with. But as far as "beer" goes, you can barely say this is a beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 04:31:42 | More by MrDanno96
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

08-11-2012 23:14:22 | More by jdwpgh
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2.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 12oz bottle at a local shop.

A: Pours a deep garnet/ almost puple into the glass. The head is thin and fades quickly.

S: Fruity. Nothing but fruit.

T: Too heavy on the berries. Totally dominated by the berries. Nothing but berries.

M: Too thick and syrupy. Hard to drink

O: Not impressed. It did remind me on my high school days when we would take blackberry brandy with us on ski trips. I am not likely to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 23:09:03 | More by gestyr
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1.8/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark purple with a thin light purple fizzy head which fades quickly leaving a spotty lace. Smells like artificial blackberries, and is overly sweet.

Tastes like overly sweet fake blackberries. There is no bitterness for balance. Has a bit of a cough syrup taste. What were they thinking?

Syrupy with low carbonation and not worth trying again. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 02:51:21 | More by hardy008
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-26-2012 13:36:36 | More by ng85
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2.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: dark red wine color, single-finger head that lasts quite a while. some lacing.
S: mild fruitiness, but not overwhelming
T: Very disappointing - reminded me of an overly sweet cough syrup. A far cry from a good Belgian lambic.
M: Thick, syrupy, some fizziness from the carbonation
O: I love fruit beers and love blackberries, but won't be having this one again - just too sweet and syrupy. Ended up pouring 2/3 of it down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:34:58 | More by darkstar12
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

07-15-2012 18:19:15 | More by brewcrew12
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

07-12-2012 07:51:30 | More by abgba121
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2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a thick, though not persistent, tan head. Blackberry dominates the aroma - and I love blackberries, but it doesn’t really smell like a beer. Flavor is pleasant, sweet and fruity - but not really like a beer. Might as well be fruit juice - doesn’t quite taste like wine or cider, either. Texture is smooth and fizzy, but body leaves something to be desired. I don’t believe I’ll be looking for its "sister" beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 02:02:48 | More by Cyberkedi
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dark purple with a thin, fizzy layer of purple head that fades quickly

S - blackberries

T - sweet, tart blackberries

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is definitely more juice than beer. For those who like blackberries this might be a good offering, but for a fan of beer this is a miss.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 04:58:11 | More by tdm168
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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

07-01-2012 02:05:54 | More by BigRob329
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2012 12:19:39 | More by Mudawg
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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-24-2012 06:00:25 | More by Tribis
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

06-06-2012 21:30:56 | More by jmathis
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West Virginia

1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This one pours like a deep dark glass of grape juice ruby tinted light comes through, head is a purple tinted color with fine lacing that becomes speckled as it sits for a bit. Aroma has tart vinous berry notes, I can't tell you it's blackberry from any other berry infused product out there. However, the flavor is horrible literally soaked with alcohol and tart/sweet gag inducing foulness. This beer is not what I want in any terms of the word beer, it lacks anything refreshing. Another four loko wannabe, 8 percent alcohol by volume just doesn't do it for me. When the only flavors I can give you are watery berry, alcohol, and carbonation. Okay it's straight cough syrup in a bottle burns with alcohol and generic berry fruit. Carbonation and mouthfeel is a bit rougher in this one. I will officially never drink any beer from this series again.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 17:31:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

06-02-2012 16:02:14 | More by Grinnerman
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4/5  rDev +56.9%

05-31-2012 02:09:05 | More by fishguyac
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New York

2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours the same color as a blackberry juice Minimal head that quickly disappears. Some visible carbonation.

S: Very strong berry aroma, real sweet. Smells good but very sweet. Fairly one dimensional. Where are the malts and hops?

T: Not as much berry in the taste as there is in the smell. Can pull some malts through but thats about it. Only plus is the alcohol is well hidden.

M: Seems a little flat on the tongue, a little syrupy.

Overall the smell is the best part of this beer. Really needs something else other than berry to round it out. The lack of carbonation distances it from any lambic I've tasted.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 01:41:51 | More by CloudStrife
Shadow's Wild Black from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.