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

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Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaBud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

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396 Ratings
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Kelsiemoeller
3.84/5  rDev +69.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear dark pink in color with no head and visible carbonation

Smell - Artificial strawberry scent that is quickly followed by a aroma of alcohol. I would buy a candle with this smell...

Taste - Basically the same as the smell. It tastes like artificial strawberry flavor followed by a taste of alcohol. It has a good flavor for the amount of alcohol in the drink.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall - I liked it, but I prefer the regular lima-a-rita because it has less of an artificial flavor taste.

Photo of sharlie
3.31/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was not one of my favorite beers. Like the lime-rita, this beer does not taste enough like beer to me. There are lots of flavors of fruit and margarita in this beer, and most people enjoy it during the hot days of summer. Some times the taste gets too sweet and you must switch it up with a beer. Will be shocked if expecting a beer.

Photo of Catherine8189
3.94/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very fun version of beer. Fruity, great stereotypical girl drink! Very little beer flavor, so if beer taste is what you are looking for than this is not the drink for you. Definitely drink chilled over ice. Very sweet with great balance of taste. Good to start if switching to beer. The percentage of alcohol may be overwhleming if it is not expected.

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 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 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 iman99
3.17/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a 8 oz bottle yea thats what they have in Louisiana the 8 ouncers. Didn't see much of those in other places but they got them around I am sure you know about them.

Well I tried out the lime a rita and didn't think that was too bad tasted a little sugary.

Was pretty siked about trying out the straw ber rita and well needless to say that was not that bad either.

Tasted like an over extensive wine cooler meaning that you could taste the carbonation and the 8% alcohol was apparent not to say the flavor didn't mingle well with it because the drink is a drinkable beverage to say the least.

I could tell it was loaded with sugar and the flavoring was not that good kind of like the lime a rita better believe it or not, you would of thought the straw ber rita was awesome well its not bad, i'd rather get some vodka and some of those cherry or strawberry flavoring liquors and mix it up but whatever you know how it is sometimes.

i would drink this stuff it is 8% gives somewhat of a buzz but the sugary crap makes u wanna chow down so needless to say would probably stick to some brew or something.

Photo of SometimesIfart
2.91/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear pink with no head and no lacing.

S - Artificial strawberry and malt followed by a tinge of alcohol. Honestly smells kinda good.

T - Virtually follows the nose. A lot of artificial strawberry, followed by some very cheap stale malts and finishes on an alcoholic note.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - Overall, it was alright. it achieved what it set out to do.

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