Wild Blue | Anheuser-Busch

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54
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1,630 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,630
Reviews:
626
Avg:
2.17
pDev:
44.24%
 
 
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26
Gots:
322
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev +38.2%

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2/5  rDev -7.8%

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3/5  rDev +38.2%

Photo of andrenaline
2.05/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I wasn't paying attention when I picked this one up and I should've clued in to the brewery, but what's done is done, so let's take it for a spin.

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a purple hue, thin layer of head which is gone in seconds and no lacing.

S - Sourdough bread, grainy notes, and faint sugary berry notes on the finish.

T - Very medicinal and reminiscent of cough syrop, sour bready flavours linger along with an odd cardboard flavour and hints of berry skins.

M - It's a tad prickly going down, and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - Avoid, avoid, avoid. This stuff was terrible. Drain pour material.

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Photo of HazardousBrewer
2.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of rosen551
2.13/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer is definitely blueberry - the color is berry red, similar to juice.

Smell is sweet, almost candy-like. Taste is also very sweet, feels very carbonated in the mouth.

Overall, is a very overpowering sweet blueberry taste, not the best fruit lager.

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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of Roland45s
2.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Considering I don't care for blueberry, this beer actually wasn't that bad and with the decent abv...was almost worth drinking. Ok, not so much, however, I could stomach it even though it tasted like rich cough syrup and reminded me of being a kid taking dimeatap (sp). Would I recommend it, hell no, but if you are on the FB 100 beer list challenge, you don't have a choice....

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Photo of 95stategrad
2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing about this beer was at all compelling. The taste was completely over-the-top fruit. Not sure if it was actually blueberry, but it was definitely fruity. Almost sickeningly sweet. The only reason I'd ever buy this again is to mix with Guiness to make a Black and Blue...

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2/5  rDev -7.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of frankiepop
2.95/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark blue. Not much of a purplish head and a little lacing. The color is that of blueberries. Its a dark.

I have had lagers before that are hinted with blueberry, but this is ridiculousness this is just like a blueberry pie.

This beer goes well with Fats Domino music.

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2/5  rDev -7.8%

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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +95.9%

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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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2.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Tragyahn
3.68/5  rDev +69.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Let me start by admitting that I don't have a talented palate for beer, nor have I studied what critics say a "good" beer should be. That being said, I found this beer to be rather unoffensive compared to other high-ABV, cheap beers.

The alcohol content and relatively low price-point of this beer put it in the class of a Mike's Harder Lemonade, but the taste is not as sweet, nor is the alcohol as pronounced. The appearance and smell go along with what one would expect from a blueberry-brew. At first I was hesitant since this beer smells alarmingly like something that would come out of a can of Mike's, but don't be deceived. It's nowhere near as alarmingly nauseating or sweet as that foul malt concoction.

There's no lasting head, it pours with a deceivingly low amount of bubbles. This beer has two primary landmarks when it comes to taste, blueberry and carbonation. The sweetness and fruit-tones of blueberry mixed with a heavy carbonation and the familiar slightly-dusky aftertaste of a carbonated soda are the primary players here.

On the whole I would say this is a very drinkable and effective brew for someone who shies away from the higher IBU beers like IPAs. As long as you realize that this is a beer which tastes more like a fruit-soda than a craft-beer you won't be disappointed.

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3/5  rDev +38.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Bills453
3.77/5  rDev +73.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - dark bluish purple with no head.

Smell - fruity, blue berries and wheat.

Taste - if you buy I blueberry beer, you must be expecting to taste blueberries and beer...that is this. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel - average

Overall - don't really like fruit beers, this isn't a terrible offering. I think it gets low ratings just because its Busch.

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3/5  rDev +38.2%

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