Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaBud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by egrace84 on 11-09-2013

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Ratings:
98
Reviews:
24
Avg:
2.41
pDev:
29.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Albertdidz
2.12/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Photo of jzlyo
2.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is slightly artificial/funky cranberries and a good hint of sweetness. The flavor is similar to the arom with the artificial/funky cranberries being overpowering with a sweet finish.

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Photo of dag1991
1.25/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jfettig
2.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.17/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

50 cent 8 oz can out of the bargain basket.

Pours a cranberry jelly color with a diminished head that rivals the length of seeing a shooting star. 80% opaque.

Aromas of margarita mix and lime salt, a touch of ocean spray and 7 up.

Quite strong on the alcoholic presence, with a short-lived antiseptic-like throat spray flavor that fades to a more fruity, light cranberry cocktail juice taste. The alcohol is felt almost immediately in the tummy and the carbonation stings the tongue. Finish has the ripe bitterness of cranberries which may be the only thing genuine here. Ugly dryness rivaling sore throat on the finish, which actually walks in tandem with the throat spray flavor.

Overall the Cran-Brr-Rita is a nice attempt but falls short just as all the other "beers" in this line do. Too much antiseptic, only to be covered up by pure sugar and some artificial cranberry additive.

I'm giving it a 2 overall, which actually feels somewhat generous.

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Photo of kjkinsey
2.73/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hophugger
2.95/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fortyfield
3.65/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As most other reviewers are stating, you almost can't rate these "Rita" products as beer. However, if this was brought to me in a glass and I was told it was a cooler, I would be fairly impressed. Juicy, somewhat artificial cranberry flavour. No detection of the 8% ABV. I've made the mistake of having 4 of these in a night. The hangover was far and away worse than what it would have been if I'd consumed the equivalent amount of alcohol in good beer, so be wary of drinking multiple. All in all, this is a serviceable summer beverage.

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Photo of ghostxyz3
3.32/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First off, I want to say I only like this drink because it doesn't taste like beer at all. More like juice or punch.

L:4 This drink looks good. Not good as a beer, but good as a drink. Pink like cranberry juice with a small, quickly receding head.
S:3.75 Again, smells like juice. No alcohol, hops, malt or anything beer-like to be detected. Smells very sweet with some slight bitterness from the cranberry.
T: Tastes exactly like juice or Hawaiian punch. I can't taste anything resembling beer in this beverage. Very slight alcohol taste. Goes down fast!
F:2.75 It's carbonated like a beer but the feel of the juice seems too thick to go with it. Kinda lingers in the mouth, slightly syrupy and sticky.
O:3 It's not a bad drink, but I don't think it's really a beer at all despite the fact it's a malt beverage. I'd drink it if I was in the mood and was offered, but probably wouldn't ever seek it out. Worth trying if you like juice, or wine coolers.

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Photo of djrn2
2.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Raime
3.35/5  rDev +39%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
2.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a bad tasting cocktail, but I don't consider it a beer. One 8 oz. can of this is plenty.

Using the Begnel formula, the Alcohol Score is 8 oz. x 8.0% = 64, or 1.3 Bud Lights. For the 25 oz. can, the score is 200, or a whopping 4.0 Bud Lights!

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Photo of kelseyr713
3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of nicholas2121
3.47/5  rDev +44%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 8.0%. This brew pours out a deep pink color, almost red with a small faint pink head. The head to this brew goes away fast. This is not the color of your average beer, but I like it. The smell of Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita is cranberry, sweetness, and alcohol. Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita kinda smells like Hawaiian punch. Now for the taste of this brew, it is bitter sweet. You pick up on the cranberries in this brew , and lot of sugar. There are no hops in the taste of this brew. You do pick up a hit of grain and malts in the taste of this brew. The mouth feel is bold, sweet, and smooth. Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita , is different from most brews on the market today. There is a lot going on in this brew, it has a real nice balance to. It is hard to pick up on the 8.0% ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita a 3.5 out of 5. This is a nice smooth and refreshing brew. Anheuser-Busch did a nice job with this one I would vuy this brew again.

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Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MattM
2.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Way too sweet. The Bud Light margarita series would be great with about half the sugar.

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Photo of MSandahl23
1.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of puboflyons
2.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

From the 125 fl. oz. can marked 14296-BJ87. Sampled on May 12, 2015.

Cranberry red pour.

Cranberry red aroma.

Light mouthfeel.

Cranberry juice taste.

That about covers it. Limited Winter edition and I am drinking it in Spring. But this fruity beer works the same on any day of the year.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.43/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Finally found a can of this, having missed the first go around last year. My collection is complete now. This stuff pours a clear fuchsia topped by a short-lived veneer of tinted bubbles. The nose is eerily reminiscent of cran-grape juice, though the grapes err on the side of white rather than concord. The taste generally brings more of the same, but now the grapes have morphed into that distinctive lime twinge that this line has become infamous for in my eyes. Now, I'm no fan of the flavor of cranberries anyway, but this is an overly sweet version that just makes matters worse. The body is a straight medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sticky, syrupy feel. Overall, this is the worst of the series thus far, too sweet for its own good and just not all that appealing as a drink.

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Photo of LXIXME
1.46/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Pours without any head or lacing at all and looks pretty much like cranberry juice which is at least partially true to its name. Aroma is just light cranberry and the taste is just a fizzy cranberry this seems much more like a wine cooler then a beer.

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Photo of ALC82
2.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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