Wild Blue | Anheuser-Busch

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Wild BlueWild Blue

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Missouri, United States

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

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2.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I poured this beer into a tulip style glass, and the coloring is a deep purple. I got about two fingers of foam, but that goes away quickly.

Off the top a get a ton of artificial smelling blueberry. This is sickeningly sweet. It is almost too annoying to breathe this in anymore.

This tastes like cough syrup. It coats the mouth and just stays there. I really don't want to take another sip. This is definitely a sink pour.

I don't know why I bought this beer. It was as bad as I expected.

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Photo of Treb0R
1/5  rDev -53.9%

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2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of AlMarzo
1.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of thedonliveson
1/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of ejh06752
1/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
1.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of LiLKube
3/5  rDev +38.2%

Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev +38.2%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
1.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +118.9%

Photo of Leonardo
2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Ryanm1
1.29/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I picked a six pack of this up from the store taking a shot in the dark hoping to find something good. It took about a few nights before I popped one of these bad boys open. Well the bottle says 8% so you know you are getting a heavy hitter. When opening it definitely smells like blueberry and pours out to the equivalent of blueberry juice concentrate's color. Had a moderate amount of carbonation make white head. The first sip seemed like a pleasant sweet surprise. After sip 2 and 3 you realize that this is an incredibly sugary drink. By sips 5 and 6 it is almost unbearable to drink.

This says blueberry lager on the label on the front but on the back says its an ale, so which is it? To me it tastes like it doesn't have hops therefore making it neither and a malt liquor. This product barely resembles beer. It was so sweet I looked up the calorie content only to find it 260 calories per 12 oz. I wonder how many grams of sugar. Def not worth picking this up unless your 16 years old and drinking for the first time.

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Photo of dbrauneis
1.74/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A: Pours a clear dark garnet red with purple highlights in color (not dissimilar to blueberry pancake syrup) with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy purplish pink head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of berry sweetness over the top of something that is quite chemically.

T: Super sweet flavors of blueberry that almost taste like you are drinking the syrup before it was mixed with anything... Very artificial tasting. Moderate flavors of alcohol are present in the finish of this beer.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Not the easiest beer to drink, with the kool-aid like flavors and the not so well hidden alcohol I'm not sure I would enjoy another of these (ever). There is also something very artificial about this beer even though it claims to have natural blueberry flavoring.

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2/5  rDev -7.8%

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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.35/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Off I go into the Wild Blue... This stuff pours a clear cranberry sauce topped by a short-lived finger of light magenta foam. The nose comprises sweet blueberry (surprisingly not all that artificial) and some light cranberry sauce (strange theme...). The taste reprises the blueberry, but not it's sweeter and decidedly more artificial, like ancient sno-cone syrup or something like that. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an oily feel. Overall, a pretty sad fruit beer, probably the worst of the Wild bunch AB puts out.

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1.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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2.5/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +15.2%

Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
2.17 out of 5 based on 1,630 ratings.
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