Discussion in 'Beer News' started by sandiego67, Apr 25, 2013.
Why don't you just get out of here! Just bear right on Malibu Canyon Road, take the onramp for 101 South, hit the 405, and just keep driving...
It will never cross my mind that even try to find out how it tasted like..
I work retail, and I can say without a doubt the Limaritas and strawberitas from Bud sell incredibly well.
Personally, I think it is a tragedy. However it is the ongoing trend in most things. The easy taste profiles of sweetness, fried, and saltiness. More and more a section of the masses don't challenge their palettes, and stick to infantile taste profiles.
There was a great article on how foods and drinks with bitterness are declining popularity wise, and the negative impact on health that has.
Im losing faith in the taste buds of America. Kind of how when im at a buffet and there are rows of neat food like crabs, shrimp, etc but people pile on the fries and pizza. If you want something strawberry lime flavored then get a wine cooler jeez
Ever had whiskey in Milk? It sucks.
Great point. I look no further than the fact that people willingly drink Bud Light. That shows America's taste buds are "under developed", to put it politely.
I tried a Lime a Rita. It wasn't all that bad. I'm sure the strawberry one is pretty good too. I think this is just a case of hating on the big guys. Let people drink what they want to drink and quit judging.
Inbev wants to thanks all college towns across the country for such great sales!!!
My wife who doesn't like beer and likes margarita type drinks like this poured one of the strawberry ones and said it tasted to her like someone poured cough syrup into half a glass of beer , I tasted it and had to agree , it was like cough syrup poured over bud light with some seltzer water added in , probally 1/3 mix all the way around , it got drain poured
Testing out the new 24 oz pint glasses. Epic!
The power of branding and mass distribution! I have to admit, I did try one. Within the first few sips my frontal lobe began aching. My Sudoku skills haven't been the same since. True story
This would have been all over me as a teenager.
I get it. But what you lose in faith in the American taste buds, you can also gain in faith of American individualism! For better, and in this case, worse.
FWIW, I always have a chuckle when we go to a buffet (especially the good seafood ones) and my old lady is filling her plate with ramen noodles and potatoes! Sweet babe, glad I paid $30 for you to put 34 cents worth of starch on your plate. . .
Uhhhh what? Does this mean u can put 3 Lime-a-Rita's in it?
It's actually not about hating on them for being big. If this is meant to be a wine cooler or something along the lines of Mikes Hard Lemonade/Smirnoff Ice then that's ok because I enjoy my malt liquor every once in a while. I would hate on them if they tried to pass this off as a 'flavored beer'
Call me greedy, but the more people gulping down this crap in an effort to get wasted, the less people buying the often limited supply of craft and local brews we all love. Keep chugging your lime a Rita 45 year old divorcee. Drink it with pride.
What's the difference? Whether it a so-called "craft" product like Dogfish Head Festina Peche or the thousands of "pumpkin/vanilla/chocolate/blueberry/cucumber/et al." beers, or a shandy from Boston Beer Co. or MC's Leinenkugel, or a Mike's/Four Loko/Joose FMB (flavored malt beverage), they're all "flavored beer" - or, as the TTB classifies them, "MALT BEVERAGES SPECIALITIES - FLAVORED".
(A standard [unflavored] malt liquor, OTOH, is a different sort of product altogether).
I'm pretty sure when I was in college I would of still chosen Milwaukee Beast over a Lime-a-Rita.
wow I fell really weird about this thread. When I last tried the stuff I thought it was a pretty good offering of the fruity-malt beverage drinks category. (Low bar yea, but hey, thats the tier is in)
maybe I'm just insane, but I say good for them. their lima-a-rita tastes way better than 4-loco or mikes hard (anything), and Its not like I liked the stuff a lot, but damn it its not worth scorn
people could do a lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot LOT worse than Lime-a-Rita.
The scale of the production is even more mind-blowing (to me) when you consider that Hill Farmstead, post-expansion, will produce 1/250th (0.4%) of the volume across their entire portfolio annually as InBev produces on this one product.
The 500,000 barrels was done in 8 months. If you extrapolate, that is 750,000 annually which makes the numbers even more mind blowing when comparing annual production.
Milk punch is a great simple cocktail... to each their own...
High fructose corn syrup and FD&C Green No. 3.
Gross is all that comes to mind but the people come in clamoring for it...
sounds like stomach ache in a can
This stuff tastes like a bottom shelf margarita with a couple drops of bleach....seriously
More power to 'em. Last thing I want is that many people after the hard to find beers.
I bet these makes REALLY fun colors when you puke after drinking 10 of them.
How are these considered beer again?
It's OK. I'll just use On Tap to turn that disgusting Lime a strawberry Rita into a delicious American Ale
Sweet! (but artificially so)
Response #2 to a recurring thread. When I saw it again, I thought, yes, they sold 500K barrels, but how many of those were actually consumed, how much is still sitting on shelves and how many were drain poured.
I would bet that 99.9 % was consumed (and enjoyed) and that most buyers are repeat buyers.
My wife wanted to try it, so we got a can of it. It was drain poured after one sip. Disgustingly wretched.
Thanx for ruining my day. I guess the 0.1% was the post just below yours.
Your welcome lol. The people I know who drink Lime-A-Rita don't like or drink beer. They drink sweet mixed drinks coolers or white Zin. Lime-A Rita is not being made for BMC drinkers, let alone BA's.
I like a good margarita, but I can't imagine mixing any kind of beer with one and it not being horrific. Is there actually a bud light base with flavors mixed in, or is it a clear malt, zima like concoction? Either way I'm not interested enough to spend money to find out.
Mmmmmm! Drinking both tall cans right now waiting for the fireworks!
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