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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:
#44,606
Reviews:
627
Ratings:
1,638
pDev:
42.04%
Bros Score:
1.63
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
327
Trade:
0
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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.76/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Looks like your usual AAL beer except this one has blueberries that impact the color, and an obnoxious fusel alcohol aspect. Heavy carbonation on this one. Aroma was boozy blueberries.

Taste is like dad's boilermaker. Rubbing alcohol. Massive sugary aspect. 6 row doesn't sustain everything going on in here. Brutal stuff for which I see no time under the sun when I would ever want this or to subject anyone I know to it.

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Photo of RandalFlagg
2.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerMeister8
2.75/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brewerang
3.6/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

You can't approach this like a normal beer, and I won't rate it like one. Technically, it's a beer, but it tastes more like hard blueberry soda than beer. Blueberry flavor and aroma is dominant, but not as artificial as I expected. There is almost no hop presence, but also no real off-flavors. The appearance is a clear blue and quite impressive, actually, though the pinkish head disappears quickly. Overall, this is a great party beer, but not something I would drink as an evening sipper.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +77%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
1.12/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of smittynick77
4.37/5  rDev +93.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBudraux
2.94/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jjmj51
3.4/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbf190
2.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RyanKininger
2.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of drinkymcbeer
2.89/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Blueberry crunk juice basically. Good if u want to get mashed on something that is crazy sweet but low in carbonation. Also it's an overall strange color. They shouldn't have copied the design aesthetic from flying dog.

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Photo of dag1991
1.68/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of xartion
1/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of chinchill
2.86/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle.
Dark purple-blue body is clear and topped but a pinkish-white head.
Fruity smell of berries including blueberries.
Flavor: sweet, berry-like flavor with blueberries; overly sweet.

Overall: not good but not entirely awful either.

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Photo of Miami66
4.03/5  rDev +78.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjammin9
4.44/5  rDev +96.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Man! I thought I was a beer snob until I read some of these Wild Blue reviews! I like the darker porters and stouts, generally with a nutty w/ a little chocolate and/or coffee. I like it stout and I like it ice cold. It pains me to drink a lite beer; who was the a$$h0le that came up with that crap... musta been someone trying to get their waist line back down to last year's jeans... you know... like me...

Don't know how I ran across Wild Blue but after the first one, I was hooked! Yeah, probably a little too strong fruity but, I immediately had a recollection of drinking a Grape Nehi when I was a kid. But, 2 or 3 of these things and you got a buzz going - groovy.

But really, beer critiques are so subjective. For the snobs here who blast this beer as crap, I say try it... like after you just finished mowing a couple of acres or, just to kick start the evening. Cold, refreshing, sweet and fruity. It taste more like beer to me that the wine coolers some reviewers have compared it to. Has a beer finish that wine coolers don't. AND, this couldn't be my main beer but, it definitely has a place in my fridge for those certain times I need a kick in the ass.

For some of the beer snobs, your beer probably tastes like crap to a lot of beer drinkers too. To each taste bud, his own!! Cheers.

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Photo of TrueGrit91
3.35/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer surprised me--I went into it expecting a lager with mild blueberry overtones. When I poured it (bottle to pint glass), it came out a startling purple, and immediately smelled of blueberries. First sip impression: What the heck? No lager flavor, no real beer flavor, almost overpoweringly blueberry sweet. After setting it down for a minute and coming back to it with that taste in my mind I actually enjoyed Wild Blue. Think of it as a soft drink or an almost-lambic and you'll be in a better state of mind to enjoy it. For what it is, I enjoyed it. If I'm in the mood for a beer, I'm not going to drink this. If I'm in the mood for a light, sweet drink, I wouldn't turn this one down.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
1.55/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Pours a grape drank color, only this has a finger of lavender-colored head attached to it. Retention, texture, and lacing are all unimportant manners, this may as well be grape drank...erp, I mean blueberry drank.

Smells like blueberry Kool-Aid.

Tastes like blueberry Kool-Aid meets malt likka.

Feels like I need to brush my teeth.

Only frat bros looking to "switch things up, brah" need apply.

1.55/5: Nope

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Photo of TTripp725
2.97/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheOakKing
2.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaku
1.76/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of theBubba
1.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First off, this is not "Beer". This is more like one of those Seagram's or Smirnoff fruity malt liquor concoctions. The only difference is that it's priced like a craft beer (shame on you AB) and has a touch of hops. Imagine a Seagram's Blueberry Cosmo (if there was one and there might be) with a very slight, as in tiny, touch of Cascades or Willamette. If I had seen Anheuser-Busch on the label of a 10 buck sixer I wouldn't have gone there. But they are not dumb. And I did go there. So I'm dumb.
Bottom line...supermarket fruity at a craft beer price. A shame.

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Photo of Aoyoc
1.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
1.25/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.26 out of 5 with 1,638 ratings
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