Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita - Anheuser-Busch
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2.74/5 rDev +19.1%
A: The 'beer' is hazy reddish pink in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin pink layer of bubbles covering the surface that quickly died down, leaving only a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet strawberry candy are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little sweet and has flavors that resemble strawberry Jolly Ranchers along with some hints of lime towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The strawberry candy flavors completely obscure the taste of the underlying beer, but when you consider that this is Bud Light, this might not necessarily be considered a bad thing. It is a lot more drinkable compared to the Lime-A-Rita because it isn't as sugary and sour/tart from the limes and doesn't require dilution with ice cubes. No traces of alcohol are perceptible so this makes for a very drinkable malt liquor if someone is looking for a quick buzz.
05-09-2013 02:50:38 | More by metter98
2.7/5 rDev +17.4%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Now, how could I resist, hm? This stuff pours a mostly clear rose with no real head to truly speak of. The nose comprises boozy and artificial strawberry (not unlike the kind you might find swirling about in a frozen daiquiri) with a similar, though smaller, bit of lime riding shotgun. Can't say I'm all that surprised, really. The taste brings in more of the same, reinforcing my earlier image of a strawberry daiquiri festooned with a few chunks of lime. There isn't that tiny trace of salt the original Lime-a-Rita had, which, for whatever reason, is kinda disappointing. Regardless, the artificiality of the proceedings puts me off, even though the general flavors aren't necessarily all that bad. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, nothing abhorrent, but something awash in artificiality and mediocrity. Still, I could easily see many enjoying these things poolside, lakeside, or even riverside.
04-16-2013 06:01:20 | More by TMoney2591
2.25/5 rDev -2.2%
236ml can, a not so surprising find in my local liquor store's remainder bin.
This beer pours a clear, stupid orange-tinged bright pink colour, with zero head, zero lace, and zero beer cred thus far, so sorry for this short-ass paragraph.
It smells like those strawberry yuk-a-fluxes we had back in first year university - sugary strawberry concentrate from the grocery store, whatever random citrus fruit anyone had kicking around, and a hefty dose of the best vodka you could afford - read: not all that smooth. The taste is more of the same, but with a subtle, oh so subtle reference to the cheap lager spilled on the floor earlier by those dudes who insisted on pursuing their small-town adherence to such.
The carbonation is pretty low-key, in the vein of coolers everywhere, the body a hefty medium weight, all attributable to that fake fruity, sugar inherent nature - any smoothness not really on the table as such right now. It finishes mostly sweet, sugary, and still a forgery in its prominently sugary character.
I can't hate this outright - sure, it's nothing like a beer, so the end score reflects that, but the actual taste is ok, once that initial hump is passed by. Not beer, ok, but for a general fruit admirer this is ok, which I know is getting way off-topic, but I'm only keeping in tune with the brewer's intent here, as it were.
04-19-2014 04:10:55 | More by biboergosum
1.26/5 rDev -45.2%
8 ounce can for the masses to buy at a dollar a piece, what else can you say. We might as well start reviewing Four Loko because the Watermelon is so much easier to pound than the grape flavor. Pours a slightly haze cherry lollipop red, this is candy folks. No head just red, nose is like strawberry reserves jam mixed with cheap alcohol about to be poured into an adult frozen margarita machine that they have for 11 bucks a piece at those outdoor summer concerts. Kids all I'm catching from this beverage is diabetes, I don't care if it's 8% abv it's putting my liver into shock, should the liver metabolize the alcohol or the high fructose corn syrup. Drink this I guarantee you will be fat and so will your liver. Flavor overkill Jolly Rancher strawberry with a backend of salt and lime juice, get me out of this nightmare. The traditional lime-a-rita was acceptable this is however the most disgusting and devilish nectar of the whores ever produced. Unpalatable and yes I like both varieties of strawberries vine ripened and artificially flavored, there's no beer going on here it's just blurred vision in a can. See the light, hell turn on the red light if you have to and avoid this beer like a case of gonorrhea.
05-13-2013 20:48:41 | More by WVbeergeek
1.21/5 rDev -47.4%
25 fl oz aluminum can acquired at my local bottle shop. 8% ABV confirmed. Expectations could not be lower. Over 600 calories per can - wow. This is technically a fucking meal. Reviewed live.
Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor.
A: Pours a half finger wide head of pink colour which dissipates inside of three seconds - really pathetic.
Body colour is an unnatural pink-red. Nontransparent. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Looks fucking abysmal. Resembles shite koolaid or a crappy juicebox. About as bad as they come. Dreadful.
Sm: Sugary artificial juice. Lime extract, strawberry extract, fruit syrup. Awful and overly sugary. Bubblegum. Blech. No malts, yeast, hops, or alcohol is detectable. An off-putting aroma of high strength. Abominable. Redolent of a child's soft drink.
T: As artificial as any beer I've ever tasted. Extracty syrupy mess. Sweet jesus that's sugary. cloying. Lime. Redolent of a juice intended for the 7 year old demographic. No yeast, hops, alcohol, or malts come through. So it's really not a beer flavour profile at all. Reprehensibly bad. Lollipop, candy, jolly rancher. Ugh. Abysmally imbalanced. Abominably built. Zero complexity; zero subtlety. An awful flavour profile - whether in terms of style or otherwise.
Horrid depth of flavour. Typical flavour duration. Obnoxiously high intensity of flavour in light of its low quality.
Mf: Sticky and juice-like. Might make a good fruit fly trap. Chewy and erosive. I can feel my teeth dissolving. Lightly acidic. Smooth and wet, but by no means approachable or enjoyable. A bit syrupy. Thick. Garbage. Doesn't suit the flavour profile or style at all. Terrible execution.
Dr: There's no way I can finish this can. Interestingly, it's a fair bit better than lime-a-rita, but it's still dreadful. I'll be pouring this reprehensible crap into my freezer bag of budget chicken to use as a makeshift marinade. Better than expected, but I expected it to be downright disgusting. Do people buy this more than once?
08-03-2013 05:00:57 | More by kojevergas
2.84/5 rDev +23.5%
I scored this 24-fl. oz. beauty of a CAN at my neighbor's a couple/few weeks back, but because no photo existed and The CANQuest (TM) forbids Cracking open a CAN before the picture is approved, I had to wait. I hope that it is worth it!
The Crack and Glug were pretty standard and the result was pink! I had a brief, fizzy finger of soda pop-like head that quickly fizzed itself out of existence. Color was a slightly hazy bright pink and I was reminded of the Chelada disaster. Nose was both tart and sweet, with the lime overshadowing the strawberry. Mouthfeel was thin, watery and fizzy, more like pop than beer. The taste was odd, like the lime was vying for supremacy and not quite succeeding, other than to bring a tartness into the equation. Otherwise, it would have been cloyingly sweet, and that is no bueno, either. Finish was puckeringly tart,so it seems like lime got the upper hand at the end, poor strawberry. I CANnot understand why this type of beer is being made. It just is not terribly appealing, although this was comparatively less awful than some. Call it damning with faint praise. I had a bottle of Love is Evol by Evolution BC and that is an example of how this should be done.
04-18-2013 22:19:05 | More by woodychandler
2.63/5 rDev +14.3%
A: Pours a slightly hazy Kool Aid/Hawaiian Punch red in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a minimal amount of thin soapy pink head that reduces to absolutely nothing . No lacing is observed. Could easily be mistaken for a child's beverage - this is a color that does not occur naturally.
S: Light to moderate aromas of artificial strawberry candy with a moderate amount of sweetness. Light notes of alcohol in the nose as the beer warms up.
T: Moderate flavors of sweet artificial strawberry candy (not unlike a Jolly Rancher candy) with some light to moderate flavors of lime towards the finish. There is no trace of the underlying Bud Light in this beer - the flavor is completely obscured by the sweet artificial strawberry.
M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: Unfortunately, I did not find the alcohol to be well enough hidden in this beer for me - perhaps it would have been better if it had been served even colder (it was just refrigerated as I did not have any crushed ice to pour it over). Much too sweet to be easy to drink but it might be something that a person who does not enjoy beer might like because the flavors are covered.
05-14-2013 22:23:32 | More by dbrauneis
3/5 rDev +30.4%
Clear red colored concoction with no head formation.
Smell is of strawberries and nothing else. Not quite true there is some lime and tequila aromas but it really screams strawberry just like the color.
Starts out very sweet and tasting like it smells. You had better like strawberry if you buy one of these.
Mouthfeel is strawberry soda.
Overall not really a beer so much as a beer based strawberry margarita and that is exactly what it is.
05-05-2013 00:29:08 | More by Zorro
1.48/5 rDev -35.7%
Pours a lifeless, fruit punch red color with visible carbonation and no head.
It smells like fruit snacks. The taste is sour, like sour carbonated fruit punch. Cloying sweetness and weird sour taste. A bit of fruit, sweet and sour, and finishes like nothing. Has a small residual heat. Light, watery body. Overall, this is a puzzling concoction but does taste like a bad margarita.
02-01-2014 23:57:47 | More by Stinkypuss
3.05/5 rDev +32.6%
8oz can purchased for $1.00 at Kroger.
A - bright pink; fizzes as it pours; no head to speak of; this looks like Cherry 7-up
S - artificial strawberry and some lime; very sweet; Kool-Aid-esque
T - artificial strawberry, faint lime, sugar
M - sticky, crisp, light to medium bodied
Strangely this isn't that bad. If you approach it like a Strawberry Margarita and you're in the mood for one, this probably does the trick. This certainly won't hold sway with any hardcore beer drinker and it's probably anathema to snobs and beer zealots, but for those with an open mind this isn't so bad.
04-14-2013 00:27:37 | More by tdm168
1.68/5 rDev -27%
Poured from 16oz can into a pint glass. I've been wary of reviewing more malt liquors, as it means I have to drink them. But after reading all of this beer's positive-troll (is this a thing?) reviews, I just had to give it a try.
Appearance: somewhere between pink lemonade and ruby red grapefruit juice. No head, light effervescence. I'm almost surprised this is considered beer.
Smell: a handful of lime Runts and a handful of strawberry Runts dissolved in a Bud Light. While in some contexts this would not be a bad aroma, as a beer it is pretty much the worst.
Taste: like the aroma but not as pleasant. This is an alcopop. It may not deserve to be listed on this site.
Mouthfeel: light and unexciting. It could potentially be worse.
Overall: not a good beer. A decent alcopop.
08-08-2014 21:57:29 | More by flagmantho
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.