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Wild Blue | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild Blue is a blueberry lager that fuses the juice of nature’s perfect fruit – blueberries – with premium American and German hops, two row and six-row barley malt and cereal grains. Wild Blue has a full taste with a pleasant blueberry aroma and flavor, and contains 8% ABV.

Added by Todd on 09-27-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,205
Reviews:
627
Ratings:
1,635
pDev:
42.04%
Bros Score:
1.63
 
 
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26
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Photo of Cylinsier
3.09/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours clear dark purplish blue with a bit of white fizz.

Smells of sweet blueberries.

Tastes of sweet and tart blueberry and candi sugar. Some mild lagery bitterness.

Moderate to full body with light tingly carbonation.

I think there is a lot of hate on this beer because it's from AB, but for what it is it's not bad. Sweet, sugary soda-pop beer, yeah, but I enjoyed it. It's not BEER beer but it's not trying to be. I'd have this or one of its sister beers again if I wanted something sweet and sugary. Really not so bad.

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2.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -44.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -0.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +54.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

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1.3/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No, I will not purchase this beer again. I finished it for the purpose of reviewing, but I found that somewhat difficult.

A- Dark, a muddy purple, carbonation visible as "lacing" at the edge of the glass, but that's a generous description of the "head" of this "beer" - I apologize for my sarcastic quotes, but it's the only way I can channel my feelings toward this drink into constructive words.

S- Blueberries, like a cheap fruit punch.

T- Tangy with big fake-grape notes (think "purple" flavor). Bitter feeling on the tongue battles the candy-sweet flavor of this drink. Poor flavor profile, but it does mask the 8% alcohol extremely well! Kids would love this stuff!

M- Decent carbonation and not too syrupy, considering that this is malt liquor and cheap juice mixed together and given a craft-beer style packaging.

O- Poor. Very poor. A dishonor to the word beer. An excellent choice for getting very drunk if you hate beer but love hangovers.

M- Finely carbonated

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3/5  rDev +32.7%

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2.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -44.7%

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1.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Served - bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance
Very purplish appearance with little to no head retention.

Smell
Definitely can smell the blueberries. Slight smell of hops that at least denotes some beer tendencies.

Taste
All you can really taste is blueberry with MAYBE the slightest hint of some hops as an aftertaste. Really just overwhelmed with blueberry, and it doesn't really taste like you are even having a beer. Odd for an 8% abv.

Mouthfeel
Pretty light and fruity throughout your mouth. Smooth with some slight carbonation. Mostly no aftertaste in the throat, just a hint of blueberries left in your mouth.

Overall
Well my wife doesn't like beer, and if I had to order her a beer at a restaurant, I'd get her this one if that tells you anything. It doesn't taste like beer! If it didn't come in a brown bottle with the word lager on the label I would have never known this was a beer.

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Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.26 out of 5 with 1,635 ratings
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