Bud Light Lime-A-Rita - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light Lime-A-RitaBud Light Lime-A-Rita

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.11
pDev: 37.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 159 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-06-2012

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Photo of Matty412
5/5  rDev +137%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't believe this is on BA! IT'S NOT BEER IDIOTS!!! Its a margarita in a can! Anyone who seriously rates this is pathetic! My "rating" is pure mockery! Stick to beer not just any alcoholic beverage! CHEERS!

Photo of Devman171
1.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

super sticky and sweet, gross beer

Photo of johnnnniee
3.11/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8 oz can from the store down the street.
Lemon green color with a smallish white head that dissipates almost instantly. Puckering lime and sour mix aroma and flavor. Probably my favorite of the rita series so far. Hardly beer but kinda nailed the bubbly margarita imitation.

Photo of chrisjws
1.43/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Gross. Just plain gross. I regretted this the second I tasted it.

Photo of Treyliff
1.67/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

8oz can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a pale watered down yellowish-white color with no head or lacing at all, pretty much as unattractive as a beer can be

S- cheap watered down tequila and lime, soapy dishwater, salt, sugary artificial margarita mix

T- sprite with lime juice and alcohol, that's about it

M- watery mouthfeel with a light spritz carbonation leads to a foamy and watery finish

O- this isn't beer, it;s basically a wine cooler, and a bad one at that

Photo of JohnFatAss
4.06/5  rDev +92.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is not a beer and should not be rated or compared to other beers.

It is a Margarita flavored drink in a can.

And for what it is, it is pretty darn good.

Smells just like a Margarita.
It is light, lightly carbonated and refreshing.
The 8% ABV is well hidden.

Taste just like a Margarita but without the Tequila flavor.

Overall, it is a nice drink.
A good option to have if you do not want to deal with Tequila or Margarita mix.

Photo of WckdVbz
1.08/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just say no to this creation.

Photo of jooler
3.3/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Great with ice and salt on the rim

Photo of DrainBamage
2.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is hard to rate, because it's more of a cocktail than a beer, but since this site is about beer here it goes. Pours a cloudy yellowish white color with absolutely no head. Smells just like a margarita, which smells awesome, but as a beer no. Tastes like lime and salt and a little bitter going down. Like I said this ones tough because I do like this "beer" a lot, but it just doesn't fit any of the qualities of a beer.

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A sugary, sticky stomach ache in a can

Photo of JoshFrantz
1.21/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Kill it, kill it with fire.

Photo of matty
4.25/5  rDev +101.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is much more better than the reviews on this site give it credit for

Photo of wraith420
1/5  rDev -52.6%

Smells like piss after eating asparagus, has very low abv, and tastes like vomit

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.47/5  rDev -30.3%

Miniature little 8 oz can, but I'm sure it packs a wallop. I poured it just for laughs.

Appearance (1) : No head. Just looks like pear soda. Opaque and you can't see anything through it.

Aroma (1.5) : Fermented limes at the bottom of the crisper drawer. Malty lemon-lime soda, Alka-Seltzer, and roughly like a lime Smirnoff Ice.

Taste (1.25) : Is this supposed to be for consumption? Heavy malt alcohol mixed with sour lime powder and pure cane sugar. This is by far the worst of the series.

Mouthfeel (1.75) : It's easy drinking but beyond that it's carbonated and smooth (from the malt).

Overall (1.47) : This is like someone mixed King Cobra with lime soda and sugar. Yeah, that concoction would be a hit at parties and probably get you A+ status, but in a can from a large scale brewery? What an utter fail.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.46/5  rDev +64%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma of lime
Head small (1.5 cm), fizzy, gone in 60 seconds, no ring or layer
No lacing
Body straw, cloudy
Flavor – sweet, lime, lime, lime; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.25
Not bad if you like lime but don’t expect anything resembling beer or ale.

Photo of kevofficiel
2.64/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A friend bough a case of it and I was interested because I love the margarita lime in general. I was surprise on how strong this beer is. And this beer doesn t taste like beer. Let me explain. It have a lots of artificial added sugar inside this beer its crazy. This doesn t taste beer whats so ever. This product is more for people that doesn t like the taste of the beer but like sweet stuff. This beer well if I can call it that way is for a specific type of people who doesn t like the taste of the beer but love sweet stuff. For a person who are a really beer drinker who knows how a beer is, do not ever try this product. Thats the reason I put a 2,5 out of 5 because it really depend on your taste. But this website is for people who knows the taste of a beer how it smell how it looks like and even where it comes from so I can understand the negative review on it.
So after all that, would I recommend it. I will say ........ No. Its drinkable but doesn t taste beer at all.

Photo of McAfee85
2.66/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Margarita in a can? or an updated version of Zima...not sure which.

Photo of flagmantho
1.2/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Poured from a giant 25oz can into a pint glass. God help me if I decide to finish it. I'm on a masochistic plan to try each of the 'ritas offered by Bud Light Lime. I've already got a headache from the 4oz of Straw-Ber-Rita that I just had.

Appearance: looks like limeade or lemonade. It does not, however, look like beer. I am not giving it a straight 1 because, theoretically, if a beer looked like a glass of water it could be technically worse and I want to reserve my 1 for that.

Smell: definitely limey, but limey in a way that reminds me of being sick after a Cinco de Mayo party. I am dreading the "taste" portion of this review already.

Taste: this combines artificial lime, Bud Light, and memories of cheap silver tequila. I am not kidding. I thought I might be able to drink at least a few ounces of this, but I am reevaluating this assessment.

Mouthfeel: virtually no body and very fizzy. Kind of like a soda.

Overall: this almost could not be formulated to appeal to me less.

Photo of ordybill
1.47/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Poured from an 8 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Smells of artificial lime (in a gad way) and no aroma of any normal beer ingredients.
Appearance- A very odd yellow color that looks more like a soda than beer.
Taste- WOW, not good at all, in fact I can't drink all of the 8 OZ serving.
Palate- highly carbonated, finishes dry
Overall: Terrible, avoid at all costs.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Best out of the bunch although I still wasn't a fan. At least with the original there are some salt and real Margarita flavors instead of just a sugar overload. The appearance was greenish yellow with a smell of lime. The taste was sugary but more authentic than the other blank-a-rita's. The mouthfeel was also better than expected and not too overly thick.

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sickly, sticky sweet, carbonated lime syrup.

Will not purchase or drink again. Do yourself a favor, go make yourself a proper margarita.

Photo of dar482
2.52/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The beer comes in a lemonade color.

The aroma is very citrus of lemons and lime.

The flavor follows with that tart lime and lemon in the front, but then there is a pure assault of sweetness. It tastes like drinking sugar water. There's a hint of pineapple.

The beer hides its alcohol, no grain flavors, but it is way too sweet.

Photo of papat444
2.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Shared a tallboy with my wife, #freshbeer info 14057 (canned Feb. 26, 2014)

Straight from the can, aroma is margarita all the way and so is the flavor. They nail what they are going for but i do not get the feeling i am drinking a beer and it fails at that. Would rather have a real margarita.

Photo of puboflyons
2.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From the 25 fl. oz. can marked 140730-BK09. Sampled on May 15, 2014 when it was 75 and slight humid outside. Straight up with no ice (as they recommend).

Odd looking lime juice-yellow mash up with no head to speak of. Rather opaque.

Aroma is virtually all lime and lime juice with the vaguest hint of barley malt if I close my eyes and wince.

OK, I will give it an average grade for body because as far as the style goes - it is meant to be light and refreshing and that is the case.

The taste is like the aroma...lots and lots of lime. Bring on some burritos, refried beans, and rice and I'll have a feast.

Photo of buschbeer
2.9/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

25 FL. OZ. can
Served in a chalice.

A - It an opaque, pale green liquid with plenty of tiny bubbles immersed in it. There is no head whatsoever.

S - It has a sour and lime aroma.

T - It tastes like an over-carbonated margarita. While I admit that I am not a margarita connoisseur, this is a similar taste experience.

M - Thin and highly carbonated.

O - I could probably do it once a year with a shot of tequila, but I will stick with shitty Mexican beer for Cinco de Mayo (and of course shots of tequila).

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Bud Light Lime-A-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
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