Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-RitaBud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita
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Style:
American Malt Liquor
Ranked #16
ABV:
8%
Score:
65
Ranked #48,338
Avg:
2.81 | pDev: 22.42%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
65
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
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Summer
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SCORE
65
Poor
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-RitaBud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita
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Photo of buschbeer
3.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

25 FL. OZ. can
Served in a pint glass

This beverage looks like regular old lemonade when poured. There is no head at all.

It has a lemon/lime aroma reminiscent of a margarita.

The taste is lemonade at first. Then I get lime and margarita flavor in the finish. It tastes like adding lemonade to a margarita. It has a dry finish.

Thin mouthfeel

It's 5 May. What the hell. I'll have a gas station malternative. It's not bad with my Taco Johns meal.

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Photo of TBDave
3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks like lemonade. Smells like lemonade. Kinda tastes like lemonade with a little bite. Sweet and easy to drink. I enjoyed this much more than the Mango flavor. $3 for a 25oz tallboy.

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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 25 oz. can. Has a cloudy, lemonade color with a small head. Smell is of mild lemons. Taste is sweet, lemons, light tartness, did I mention sweet? Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer that I won't have a need to drink again.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.82/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

No head, fizzles like soda, looks like lemonade, slightly hazy.

Lemon lime, citrus, 7up, club soda on the nose.

Tastes like a mouthful of sugar with lemonade powder mix. Dump a shot of peach schnapps in, and walla.

Feel is like drinking soda pop.

This is not a beer or anything like it. I know ive reviewed other 'Ritas but this one is not even close to being anything other than fake fruit alcohol schnapps. Mike's hits the goal better than this. Ridiculous.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad overall. Taste like lemonade and can be just as addictive as lemonade is in the summer with a hot day and you just want to cool off with a nice beverage

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Photo of Urk1127
2.89/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear light yellow. White head.
Smell of lemon peels. Sugar. Alcohol
Taste is the same as the smell. Very sweet. Feel is high carbonation. Boozy.

Did not like.

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Photo of metter98
2.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is very hazy pale whitish yellow in color. It poured with a fizz of bubbles on the surface that quickly died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemons are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of lemons along with notes of lime and sugary sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This "beer" reminds me a lot like a Country Time lemonade, except that it nearly isn't as sweet. It goes down very easy and does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol. It doesn't seem to be as cloying as the other beers in the series, but pouring this over ice would definitely improve its drinkability.

Serving type: can

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Photo of woodychandler
1.92/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I have been winnowing down the bottle backlog here at Chez Woody at the expense of The CANQuest (tm), but I am taking a bottle break to have some unknown quantities from a CAN.

From the CAN: "Limited Summer Edition"; "Margarita with a Twist"; "Try It Over Ice!"

A 16-fl. oz. CAN is MUCH more reasonable than a 25, so following the Crack!, I initiated an inverted Glug. It created a brief, fizzy finger of bone-white head that almost instantly fizzled out into nothingness. Color was a cloudy Pale (SRM = 1), probably meant to mimic actual lemonade. Nose had a lemony tartness and I hoped for the best. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was kind of like the lemonade that we sold on the corner as kids - sugary, sweet, lemony, but lacking a tang or sourness that you might expect from real lemonade. Another solid example of alcopop, but severely lacking as it applies to beer. Finish was wildly sweet and much too cloying to be my cup of tea.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is much better than standard lime, but that isn't sating much. Sickly sweet, cavity inducing twanging sweetness. Wanna get messed up, drink these beers. If you are looking for flavor and goodness, seek salvation other where.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
2.43/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I have to admit I'm a little embarrassed rating this. Purchased off a discount shelf for $5.99/12 pack for Outside Lands music fest.

Looks like lemon soda

Smell like aluminum cans, artificial lemon, sweet sugar syrup

taste is like sparkling lemonade - country time or some other large/artificially flavored brand.

8% alcohol is completely non-existent through all of the sugar and lemon - until the next day that is.

All in all the best use I came up for these was to pour them into an already constructed, properly made margarita as a sweetner without watering it down too much.

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Photo of creepinjeeper
3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Pours like a pop. Not much of a head. Nicely carbonated. Looks like a lemon soda.
Smell: Sweet citrus candy.
Taste: Not gonna lie, I am a sucker for all things lemon. I get powdered lemonade taste. Not much of a Bud Light is noticeable.
Feel: Like pop.
Overall: I while I don't go out of my way for these, I will never turn one these down. I am a fan of the Bud Lite Ritas, and this one is easily my favorite.

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Photo of Raime
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lemon-A-Rita.

Close to finishing out the series so what the hell.

Look - Straight from the can so I honestly have no fucking idea. Why pour? It's only a flavored malt liquor lol.3.

Smell - Lemons as you would expect. And mostly some more lemons with a touch of the malty grain ballshat. 3.

Taste - Artificial lemons with a heavy grainyness. What more did you expect for a mass producted Summer malt liquor designed to appeal to the ladies? .3.

Feel - If you can imagine it, you can feel it at this point. 3.

Overall - Straight 3's across the board on this guy. Best in the series. 3.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a cloudy pale lemon yellow (just the normal color for lemonade) with light to moderate amounts of carbonation and just a hint of pale yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet yet still tart artificial lemonade (not unlike Country Time). Hints of Bud Light Lime in the background.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of sweet Country Time lemonade with a light to moderate flavor of lime and just the slightest hint of Bud Light in the background.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly syrupy/sticky.

O: This one is fairly enjoyable but not something that I will be running out to get again but successful and certain to appeal to people that are not really beer drinkers. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

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Photo of matjack85
1.83/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Comes in a tall 25oz aluminum can.

Pours out the color of lemonade with a white head that fades in seconds.

Smells sweet, like lemonade.

Tastes like lemonade with alcohol added to it.

Light, refreshing, and spritzy.

Kiddie beer, if it's even a beer at all.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.53/5  rDev +61.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 8%. This brew pours out a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. This brew puts you in the mind of Country Time Lemonade. Not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with lemons and a little hit of malts and grains. You also pick up a nice sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is lemonade with alcohol. You really can't pick up on the 8% ABV of this brew. Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel is rich with lemon and sweetness. This is a nice drinking brew on a hot summer day. Anheuser-Busch did a nice job with this one, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita a 4.5 out 5.
Some would not considered this to be beer, however is a smooth brew to drink

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

25 oz can from the Packie after hours of painting.
Hazy dark straw. Big lime and lemon on the nose. Puckering lemon and lime flavor with hints of salt. Not much beer in here, but pretty successful getting the margarita lemonade thing into the package.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampling right now on 4/29/15. Picked this up today at the local Hy-Vee for $2.35. Comes in a 25 ounce can and probably various other sizes also. Can poured in to a 32 ounce vintage (1997) "BUD LIGHT" mug that I keep in the freezer.

Brew pours just like a lemonade would. No head or lacing to speak of. The aroma is just lemonade actually. The taste is the same but with a kick. Actually isn't that bad and goes down easy. No bitter or harsh aftertaste. Would be good on a warm summers day. Overall it was OK.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yup, I'm still drinking these things. I don't care what people think anymore. The past few have been generally alright, so hey... This one pours a hazy, well, lemonade, maybe limeade. The nose is a slightly tart but mostly thoroughly sweet lemonade, most akin to Country Time mix than anything, though there is that ever-present feeling of lime in the air that may or may not simply stem from the Bud Light Lime label. The taste is a heaping bowl of the same, but now the lime is definitely there, albeit a background-dweller. The body is a straight medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sticky, syrupy feel. Overall, not a bad offering in the series and not something I'm likely to have again.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From the 25 oz. can. Sampled on April 11, 2015.

This thing pours like a glass of lemonade. It is light lime green with n head. Quite frankly it looks like a glass of lemonade.

The aroma -like the look it has a big lemon note. I pick up virtually no alcohol or pale malts. If someone poured this into a glass and did not tell me what it was I would think it was lemonade.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste emphasizes the lemon like lemonade rather than any malt or alcohol thing. Except for the alcohol, if someone served this to me unannounced I would think I was drinking lemonade

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I may be the only male who actually anticipates the release of new Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas, but to each their own. They're flavorful and they often get the job done for me on any given night. After mixed feelings about the Apple-Ahh-Rita, I dove into Lemon-ade-Rita with considerable hesitance.

In a way, I view this offering as a lighter offering of the Four Loko Lemonade. It's fairly delicious, but the good thing is it's not overbearingly sweet, which it easily could've been. The lemon flavor is shockingly subtle but deliciously so, and the overall effect doesn't coat your teeth with sugar until the beverage is almost done.

These Ritas can be occasionally strong in flavor, and are obviously an offering for the care-free consumer, but they boast strong flavors, a nice potency, and a refreshing quality that few beer drinkers are willing to admit or given the benefit of the doubt.

I'd rank these as followed: Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry, Cranberry, Lemon, Apple, and Lime.

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Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy grayish-yellow in color, resembling grapefruit juice, with a small white head, which quickly collapses, and moderate, fast-rising carbonation. The lacing is almost absent.

Aroma: Opens with a very strong, very sweet lemonade aromas, with notable lemon rind. Sweet alcohol is notable as well. There is a Sweet-Tart quality to the aroma as well, with a sharp sweet and sour note.

A strong punch of mango greats the senses, seems quite natural, there is also a strong note of alcohol.

Taste: The taste begins with a strong lemonade punch, with a rather sweet but natural flavor. Abundant lemon rind adds depth to the flavor. A sweet undercurrent pervades the taste. Mellow, warming alcohol pervades the taste, without any hot or solvent flavors. Finishes with a lingering lemon and alcohol note.

Mouth feel: Farly full, with mild carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A cheap and refreshing alcohol bomb, not particularly beer-like but refreshing. The lemon flavors seem natural. This would be quite refreshing on a hot summer day.

Presentation: Packaged in an eight ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 65 ratings