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
Ratings:
1,626
Reviews:
624
Avg:
2.17
pDev:
43.78%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
317
For Trade:
0
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Photo of evostudios12
2.78/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PureSteele
3.95/5  rDev +82%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
1.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.3/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a 6-pack to give them a try. They have been out for awhile, and after trying Lambic beers last week I decided to try ol' Wild Blue. I also saw the 8% alcohol, and when the price I saw was at $7.99 I was sold.

It is very easy to see how this beer was created-- the look and smell both scream "Blueberry". The smell was intense berry, a little tart smell too. Taste was just as I predicted-- blueberries! Actually, a slight beer taste was detectable at the end, but the berry juice overpowered it. However, the alcohol content was totally masked-- this could be a dangerous drink for the lightweight drinkers. Feel is okay, not heavily carbonated, but not overly balanced either, and felt like a blueberry wine cooler more than anything. Drink was somewhat refreshing-- certainly not dry.

I'd recommend the Lambic beers before this one, they are far superior in quality-- but then again, price and alcohol content of Wild Blue are hard to beat. If you like blueberries and don't mind wine coolers/Lambic beers/fruit beers then give it a try. Otherwise, look at this beer as a cheap way to a buzz.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.85/5  rDev +77.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a crazy almost blood red color with a fizzy soapy crackling purple head. Very pretty and wild looking pour.

The smell is a rush of berry sweetness with the blueberry fighting for center stage. There may be some malts or bread notes in here but they are largely smashed by that berry presence.

The taste is like a fizzy blueberry wine. Very sweet, very blueberry and no lager or beer flavor found here.

Mouth fell varies. While cold this id fairly light and does not have much of a finish. As it warms the "beer" thickens in mouth feel. I think that this may be due to the sweetness of the beverage itself.

At $7.99 a six pack this is really an actually enjoyable beverage. The alcohol is well hidden within all of that sweetness for sure so be careful with that. What hurts this is the label that states it is a blueberry flavored lager. The lager is just not there. For a blueberry fizzy this is a pretty darn good drink and I would definitely buy it again. I am just so torn on the overall because I like it but definitely do not find this to be any kind of "beer".

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Photo of matcris
3.5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rated for what it is. Looks like a big glass of blueberry juice. A pretty, dark berry up to the light, with a half finger of light purple (that's right) head that sticks and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. The aroma is a little grainy, plenty of blueberries, and just a bit of alcohol, but really very mild. The flavor is quite a lot of not just blueberries, but raspberries, and strawberries. Feel is very dry, medium bodied, and average carbonation. If you want a high ABV fruit beer, this might do.

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Photo of MaddoJay
1.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ABabbidge
1.66/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

L: Dark purple with a purple, very short lived fizzy head.

S: Blueberry and a little alcohol.

T: Very sweet blueberry. Very artificial tasting. Some cheap malt liquor in the finish.

F: Syrupy and fizzy.

O: Basically a cheap artificial juice with a slight alcohol edge. Way too sweet and not very enjoyable.

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Photo of h0wdy
2.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Deep hue of black and it's a nice one.
Smell: A mix of fruits, I'm detecting blue berries and maybe some grape.
Taste: A bit too fruity for a beer and seems to be more like a soda. I still have enjoyed this on my second night drinking this.
Feeling: This is a smooth tasting drink that goes down after a little kick.
Overall: I believe this is a highly underrated drink that I'll keep in my mind for the future.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.09/5  rDev +88.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of basaywhat
1.68/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Purple with small light purple head. Strong aroma of blueberries. Light body with a medicinal blueberry flavor upfront and a sweet finish. Basically blueberry cough syrup. Gross!

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Photo of cunning_stunt
1.8/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of surrealtree
1/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of porters4life
3.56/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillonevans1
3.48/5  rDev +60.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamQ
4.86/5  rDev +124%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A creatively, cultured, brew with a unique taste. Heavier in texture, it was easy and light to drink. High alcohol volume, made it economical. Robust flavor that transcended the average beer. Exquisite choice for any occasion.

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Photo of bird_soul
2.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you want a blueberry tastey beer this is a good choice.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.76/5  rDev -18.9%
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 +24%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerMeister8
2.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brewerang
3.6/5  rDev +65.9%
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 +84.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
1.12/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of smittynick77
4.37/5  rDev +101.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wild Blue from Anheuser-Busch
2.17 out of 5 based on 1,626 ratings.
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