Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 2.27
pDev: 37.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 112 | FT: 1
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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: SometimesIfart on 03-31-2013

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Photo of metter98
2.74/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of biboergosum
2.2/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.41/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita
24 oz. can
$2.99 @ Stop N Shop Liquors, Camden, NJ

Not unlike the Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, this is not really a beer, but a malternative version of a margarita cocktail. This version, however, is of a strawberry margarita. It's bright and sweet, and very strawbery-like in flavor - almost too much so. Given the choice I'd stick with the Lime-A-Rita.

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.28/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of kojevergas
1.21/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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?

F

Photo of dbrauneis
2.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of woodychandler
2.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of tdm168
3.05/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
1.49/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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.

Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of johnnnniee
2.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

8oz can from the store down the street.
Lightly hazy reddish pink color with a light pink head that dissipates almost instantly. Artificial strawberry aroma and flavor dominate this "beer." Light salt and sour mix make up the rest of this. It ain't beer but I think it succeeded in what it set out to imitate.

Photo of flagmantho
1.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a pink color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some strawberries, not much else. Taste is of strawberries, limes, some sweetness, not bad, but I wouldn't want a steady diet of it. Feels light in the mouth and overall is not a bad beer. I would probably classify this as a fruit beer instead of a malt liquor.

Photo of puboflyons
2.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From the 25 fl. oz. can marked 14079-BK10. Sampled on May 10, 2014.

The pour. You're kidding me. Red. Quick burst of white fizzy head and then stagnant red. Good grief.

The aroma. Strawberries. Fruit juice. Any malts or hops are invisible. But it is a fruit beer so I will grade it better than the way it looks.

Body. Light. I guess that is the way it is supposed to be so that would be average.

Taste. Strawberry juice. Sugar. Sweet to the extreme. Oh, and yes, a bit of lime in the mix. I always try to find the positives in every beer I drink. Hmm...can't think of many. I guess I will have to give it kudos for its body texture. And the 8% ABV is well masked. It reminds me of the old wine coolers that were so popular in the 80's.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
1.62/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

24 oz can into a glass.

A: Pours a hazy pink color. There's NO head here; a fizzy wisp of white foam quickly fades away to nothing.

S: It smells like frozen strawberry daiquiri mix. I don't really get any detectable lime notes or (thankfully) Bud Light-esque beeriness.

T: Massive amounts of strawberry sweetness prevails over everything else. I have to dock tons of points for its chemical aftertaste and non-existent beer qualities. As a malternative, eh, it's not horrible.

M: There is a huge amount of lingering sweetness - it honestly feels chemical on the palate. I will give it some credit for going down pretty easily given its questionable nature and 8%.

O: A horrid excuse of a beer, plain and simple. However, it's an okay malternative that will quickly get you drunk. Go into it with those expectations and you may not hate it. Personally, I won't touch this stuff ever again.

Photo of thecheapies
1.81/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours a Kool-Aid orange-red with a fizzy carbonation that dies quickly. Looks flat after a mere minute.

Smells like artificial strawberry candy, artificial lime syrup, aspartame, and Comet cleaner. The faintest glimmer of malt... Yikes!

Toilet bowl cleaner, acidity, grapefruit candy, fake strawberry, and melted lime freeze pop. Sweet as all hell. Abrasive liquory finish with solvent notes and Splenda mouth-suckage. Soda pop thin with that tacky glaze of fake sugar. I want to burp, but I can't. Not enough carbonation to do so.

Straight god-awful. Don't do it. Exception: it's good to know what the kids are drinking these days.

Photo of Zach136
1.64/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Gag from Christmas.

25 oz can - drunk straight from the can, because this garbage isn't worth dirtying up a glass.

A - I've been told this mess is pink.

S - Strawberry slushie and flintstones vitamin chews.

T - Three sips in I already had a hangover. It tastes like that feeling sorority girls get as they've taken one too many jello shots, and start to cry hysterically on a thirty year old couch in a frat house.

M - Chewier than some fruit stripe gum (the stuff with the animals on it with 3-second flavor).

O - Any malt beverage that recommends you pour it over ice is an abomination.

Photo of buschbeer
2.79/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

24 FL. OZ. can
Served in a Westvleteren XII goblet (closest I had to margarita glass. Blashemy. I know)

A - It looks like fruit punch. There is no head at all.

S - I smell strawberry and lime.

T - My first instinct is that this tastes like red pop. I do get some lime in the finish and aftertaste.

M - Thin like flat soda.

O - This tastes like red pop with a hint of lime. There is no discernible alcohol. I got this for the gf to go with the Mexican meal I was preparing and figured I'd try it. It is very sweet.

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Neon red in color, with a slight white head that utterly vanishes within seconds. An occasional bubble clings to the glass walls. The carbonation is moderate.

Aroma: Rather like strawberry Kool-Aid (tm) laced with vodka and a twist of bitter lime.

Taste: Opens with a strong note of artificial strawberry flavoring, soon followed by an aggressive alcohol note. As the taste progresses, there is a wave of bitter lime rind. Finishes with a juxtaposition of strawberries, lime rind, and vodka.

Mouth feel: Thin, with modest carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Cheap and accessible, but not very good. Still, worthwhile for the modest price. If you want to experience what a strawberry beer can be, try Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer. That being said, Früli Strawberry will not be as cheap or potent as Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in May of 2013 for $2.59 for a twenty-four ounce can.

Photo of matjack85
2.82/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Tall, slender 24oz can. #2.79 at Binny;s in Bloomingdale, IL. I thought all Bud products had born on dates, but no such thing on this one. There is a nonsensical number on the bottom of the can, but what does 13075 BJ66 mean?

Pours a cloudy pink lemonade color with a small pink head that dissipates before you can blink an eye. No lacing.

Smells like strawberry soda and alcohol.

Tastes like a very watered down strawberry margarita. The can suggests you pour it over ice and it is much better that way.

Light and watery, but I prefer that to syrupy, so the mouthfeel was OK for me. Very low carbonation.

Not very beer-like, but still somewhat tasty and refreshing.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.03/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

8 oz. baby can, some kind of a code on the bottom. The temptation to try this latest concoction from the Anheuser-Busch gang was strong. Poured into a miniature wine glass.

A - Pours the color of fruit punch, a murky reddish pink with some bubbles clinging to the bottom of the glass. No head, no lacing.

S - Smell is of brisk carbonation, artificial strawberry sweetness reminiscent of a fruit roll-up, and some nail polish remover alcohol fumes.

T - Taste is fruity, crisp, light, and tart. No real lime coming through, and no natural strawberry seems to be present either. I don't know what it is, but there is something I like about it though. No alcohol is noticeable in the taste.

M - Feel is crisp, tart, and dry. Sticky, artifical, sugary sweetness lingers. Has the consistency of alcoholic soda.

Overall, this isn't beer, it isn't natural, but I can definitely see myself pounding a few of these during a scorching summer's day. Pretty inoffensive, and even pretty tasty when it comes down to it. Rewarding 8.00% abv, although it definitely tastes like less. I can see myself getting into trouble with drinking too many of these (like last night). This is *not* beer, but I'll go ahead and say that it is one of the better things Anheuser-Busch has done lately.

Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita ---3/5.

Photo of HalfFull
2.07/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

8 oz. can poured into a mini shaker glass, this the Bud Light 'Lime' Straw-BER-Rita. Shows a strawberry esque color with a half second of head retention. A firm pop belies the light carbonation. Aroma of sweet fruit yet not obviously artificial in nature. Taste is juicy and slightly tart on the finish; sweet enough to mask the ABV which I guess is the point behind it all. Warming gives it a bit of a wine cooler flavor which I guess is what it is, as wine coolers don't seem to have wine in them any longer anyway. Goes down easily and would confuse grandma and the grandkids as well if you kept that 8% thing to yourself, not that I would recommend such things..

Photo of Treyliff
2.18/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

25oz can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a hazy pinkish red color with a fizzy white head that disappears completely, looking exactly like a strawberry soda

S- strawberry soda and alcohol, not much else to say

T- artificial strawberry soda loaded with sugar and alcohol, pretty much tastes like a wine cooler

M- watery mouthfeel and carbonation leads to a spritz body and finish

O- how can this be considered beer? This is a wine cooler, disguised as a beer

Photo of JISurfer
1/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

How anyone can give this above a 1 is beyond me. The wife wanted to try it, so we figured $2.50, no huge loss if it sucks. I had one sip, she had one sip, the drain got the rest. I'm not trying just to hate on Bud (I honesty like Bud Light w/ Lime), but this was horrible. I guess you could say it had a taste of cough syrup and malt liquor. If that's your thing, then you may like it. Me, not so much. Sorry, I expect better than this, even from Bud.

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Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.