Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-RitaBud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita
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Style:
American Malt Liquor
Ranked #31
ABV:
8%
Score:
64
Ranked #48,194
Avg:
2.66 | pDev: 26.69%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
35
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Summer
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SCORE
64
Poor
Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-RitaBud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita
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Photo of buschbeer
3.08/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

25 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beverage pours pink with an inch of white head that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is sweet with watermelon and lime.

The taste starts out really sweet with watermelon flavor. I get some lime in the middle. The finish is very sweet.

Syrupy mouthfeel

I was craving Skittle and a sweet beverage. This was definitely sweet enough.

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Photo of tone77
2.98/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 25 oz. can. Has a bright pink color with a small head. Smell is of sweet watermelons. Taste is extremely sweet, watermelon, slight medicinal notes at the finish. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall, not horrible, but the overwhelming sweetness will prevent me from buying this again.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Feb 22, 2018
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2.23/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Make it stop! How many variants are these gonna have? Maybe I shouldn't complain, they are better than the original (lime).

A mostly pink and light red color schematic up in this. Aroma was watermelon-y. I mean, you could do worse.

Taste is pretty much discernably not beer. This is malternative pretty much. Lots of carbonation, candy watermelon, sugar. GTFO here if you're asking about yeast, malt or hops. I can't tell if there is any in here.

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Photo of JerzeeJez
4.64/5  rDev +74.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes wonderful to me, and that is no small feat. Age hasn't been kind to my taste buds; I'm an olfactory type of gal, the scent is lovely; fizzy isn't my style; I prefer a bottle, so its appearance is of no concern. Overall, I love this. My tastebuds have changed considerably over the years, and it's a royal pain in the arse that what I used to enjoy is no longer such. The Quest is Constant with alcoholic beverages anymore. (Getting old sucks--evidently everyone's right about that.) Wish the company could bottle it.
*clink*
Cheers, Mate.

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JerzeeJez from New Jersey, Jun 25, 2017
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2.93/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Aroma is watermelon candy/jolly rancher and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is watermelon/candy/jolly rancher, fruit in there and a mild/medium sweet finish.

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jzlyo from Iowa, Apr 08, 2017
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3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Another victim of The CANQuest's backlog, but at least I got the approved pic. This is also my kickoff to Watermelon Wednesday, an idea that got shot down for wide dissemination, but which I CAN CANduct on my own.

From the CAN: "Margarita with a Twist"; "Try it over ice! (with a rebus showing the result)".

Mmm, mmmm! 25 fl. oz. of pure goodness, coming right up! The inaugural Watermelon Wednesday began with a loud Crack!, followed by as much of a Glug as I could muster with so much liquid involved. The head fizzed briefly and then left just a shimmering, sparkling surface in its wake. Color was a pretty coral-pink (SRM = N/A), albeit a hazy one. Nose was, indeed, reminiscent of Jolly Ranchers! Mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery. The taste was the familiar tart sourness of a watermelon Jolly Rancher! Thank goodness. I say that without any cynicism or irony. It could have gone in CANpletely the other direction and been a sugary mess. I find it hard to deal with sweet, so I CAN at least handle this. Whew! It was not as sharp as Minhas' Watermelon beverages, but it was not too far behind. Finish was sweet to semi-sweet, still very much like a Jolly Rancher hard CANdy. I was clearly NOT their target audience, but it could have been far worse in several directions. I will allow you to judge for yourself.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Jun 30, 2016
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1.59/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

As usual, these things get a 1 for appearance as they lack any head whatsoever. Color of a watermelon jolly rancher, 90% opaque.

Smells like a watermelon jolly rancher

Taste is fruity, then candy-like, then alcohol, then stale malts, then nutri-sweet, then candy-like again.

Feel is rough, paper mâché-like, difficult, fights its way down. I can see why they want you to pour it over ice, to cut down on this shit right here.

Overall this is another ass fest that could have gone without existing.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, May 18, 2016
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1.99/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cloudy pink with no head.

Smells of Jolly Rancher Watermelon Candy. That is it, just Watermelon Candy.

Starts out watermelon candy. Second taste is the same Watermelon Candy.

Mouthfeel is Soda.

Overall just a watermelon flavored soda.

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Zorro from California, May 16, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 8.00%. This brew pours out a nice pinkish red color with a small pink head. The head to this brew goes away fast. The smell is sweet with watermelon an alcohol. No hops,malts or grains in the smell of this brew. Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita is not your typical beer. This brew has an high ABV with lots of sugars. However the smell is really inviting. Now for the taste of this brew, it is sweet and sour, with watermelon. I will say this, it is different from most brews on the market today. It puts you in the mind of soda/pop with alcohol. It is a real refreshing ,drinking brew. You really can't pick up on the 8.0% ABV in this brew. Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita goes down nice and smooth. There is really nothing bad about this brew. I would buy this brew when, I'm in the mood for something different than your typical beer. The mouth feel is bold with flavors. Anheuser-Busch , did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita a soild 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.
Some would not considered this to be beer, however is a smooth brew to drink.

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2.35/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

236ml can, @6% ABV - seems like we Canadians get short shrift when it comes to products (heh, I almost said 'offerings', or 'beer') like this.

This can pours a mostly clear, electric pink bubblegum colour, with a thin cap of momentarily fizzy white head, which, as implied, blows off in about a mere hot second, leaving zilch in the way of lace anywhere near the glass.

It smells of Jolly Ranchers or whatever cheap candied form of this otherwise stellar fruit one might come across, a bit of musty flintiness, and a suggestion of un-kid-friendly metallic alcohol. The taste is equally saccharine watermelon candy, and kind of like that Yuk-a-Flux I had back in my first-year university dorms - real fruit, sure, but so full of white sugar and alcohol that it transformed into something, something just like this - though a hell of a lot more fun back then, I can assure you.

The carbonation is adequate in keeping my palate from jumping right the fuck out of my mouth, what with its simple frothiness, the body a decent enough medium weight, sugar buoyed and all, and smooth, I suppose, like my toddler's sticky suckers. It finishes sweet, but kept barely in check by an ethereally lime-tinted booziness.

Upon closer inspection of the can, it does indicate 'watermelon margarita flavour', so a huge fail then, in not providing some salt, lime, and tequila (not really, but you know what I mean) to this so-called party. Yeah, just another over-sugared fruity piece of shit from that arm of AB/Inbev that cares even less about beer than Bud Light central.

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biboergosum from Alberta (Canada), Apr 27, 2016
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2.41/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a hazy melon pink in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint reddish pink highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy pale pink 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 artificial watermelon candy.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of artificial watermelon candy, though possibly even a touch sweeter. Very light hints of lime and grainy malts in the finish which fade away quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is straight up Watermelon Jolly Rancher all the way - color, aroma, and taste. Easy to drink and the alcohol is very well hidden with the fairly heavy dose of sweetness.

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, Apr 04, 2016
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2.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Saccharine sweet, almost sickeningly so if not served on ice, but definitely drinkable. Cannot judge on how refreshing it is until it's about forty degrees warmer outside. Would rank it, along with the other Ritas, as followed.

Mang-O-Rita
Straw-Ber-Rita
Cran-Ber/Brrr-Rita
Raz-Ber-Rita
Water-Melon-Rita
Lemon-Ade-Rita
Apple-Ahh-Rita
Lime-A-Rita

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SteveJeremy from Connecticut, Mar 18, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes just like a watermelon jolly ranchers which are one of my favorites. Not bad of a beer but not the best quality but it will do for a nice summer drink

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Photo of metter98
2.32/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is hazy reddish pink in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a small collar around the edge of the glass that quickly faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of watermelon Jolly Rancher candy are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors resembling a Jolly Rancher watermelon candy and has associated sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Just like the other beers in the series, it does a very good job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste. The watermelon candy flavor is a little gimmicky. The sweetness can get to you after a while so it is best served on ice. After I reviewed the beer, I tried it mixed with lots of ice cubes, and it seemed very refreshing—something that would be nice to have at a picnic on a hot summer day.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Mar 05, 2016
Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 35 ratings