Aruba Red | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for the Bahama Breeze Caribbean style restaurant chain.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
14.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of AgentZero
2.17/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Bahama Breeze in Orlando.

A - Very nice red amber color beer with two fingers of white head that didn't stay for long. Sides of glass left surprisingly clean.

S - Sweet caramel malts, some light hopping aroma, and that's really about it. Smells very and overly sweet.

T - Much too sweet, tasting like a lot of caramel malts and a little bit of honey. Some artificial fruit flavor, kind of like banana, is an interesting but not good addition. Turns a touch soapy on before a super grainy aftertaste. It's much too sweet.

M - A little watery, moderate carbonation, light bodied.

O - It's really not that good, and was hard to get through my 20 oz. pour for such a light beer. Too sweet, will pass.

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Photo of weeare138
2.19/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance is reddish amber with a nice 2 inch fluffy white head with scattered lacings. Medium carbonation coming up.
Smell is of crystal malt with a hint of butterscotch and a vegetable smell reminding me of carrot juice.
Taste is thin and not well balanced. There is a slight good taste of malt upon entering the mouth but it quickly washes away with the carrot juice taste and a foul alkaline like acidic taste.
Mouthfeel starts off good like the taste, hitting somewhere between the front and middle of the tongue with a light maltiness. This is soon destroyed by a slick vegetable and metallic taste that doesn't make me want to take too many more sips.
I honestly did not finish this one. I drank half of it and I don't like to let beer go to waste, no matter the maker. It wasn't getting better as it warmed, even after a few swirls.

Not so good, Al.

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Photo of walleye
2.19/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

at the troy, Mi. Bahama Breeze. from the tap 2.95 for a 20oz. and I got what I paid for.poured a nice amber with no head, aroma light malts and caramel thats all folks. flavor, some sweetness very weak on the malts and I did pick up some hops. But over all for the price and size not to bad. did go well with the Jamican chicken I had

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Photo of dmorley21
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of devilben02
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of TurboBrew
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Cubmaster938
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of John
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled this medicore brew at Bahama Breeze restaurant in Rochester. Light red color, minimal head. Fizzy, light body. Sub-par malt character beneath barely a shimmer of hops. A baby step above the usual fizzy yellow macro.

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Photo of brewdude1982
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of CampusCrew
2.59/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at Bahama Breeze. They claim is was made for them and only them and brewed by AB.

appearance: deep dark reddish brown with a loaded head and good retention.

smell: some caramel malty aroma but not much

taste: very low bitterness is any. some decent malty flavors.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: actually not a bad AB product. I would not go there just to drink this beer but a decent option while at Bahama Breeze.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap tonight at Bahama Breeze in Tyngsboro.
Comes to the table a deep amber color without much of a head at all. The aroma is very malty and sweet with a bit of brown sugar and caramel. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor follows the nose; a sweet sugary caramel and burnt sugar concoction with little to no hop flavor or bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. One glass was enough for me. There's really nothing objectionable here in fact its not bad for an InBev brew, it just held nothing inspiring either.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I see this beer has been retired but it's still flowing at Bahama Breeze Robinson Township, PA (Pittsburgh). Appearance: Amber red large clean white head leaves specks of lacing down my pint. Aroma: Slightly metallic tone malty clean sweetness light hop character evident. Taste: Sweet clean semi-caramel note in the malts not bad low hop bitterness of course unoffensive but somewhat drinkable for an AB product. Mouthfeel: Lighter body solid carbonation smooth. Drinkability: Best available option in my opinion at Bahama Breeze, it's a shame big chain restaurants won't carry micros but this is the closest thing to something different.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beersensei305
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Like everyone else, I had this beer at Bahama Breeze on tap. Pours an amber red, not cloudly. The smell is a little sweet and hoppy. The taste is a bit odd...kind of like Killians, which I am not a fan of. A like sourness in the flavor which could be from some toasted grains. But this is better, decent drinkability.

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Photo of nick76
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The aroma has sweet biscuits and a small but detectable amount of hops. The appearance is deep amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a caramel element. The palate is smooth. I like this one pretty good but it has just a bit of an astringent taste to it.

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Photo of vwbus7
2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker red amber color with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Mild malts and hops, maybe a little nutty??

Overall: Ok beer. Went to the Bahama Breeze in Orlando, so had to try it out.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fusion7777
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JKG
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Aruba Red from Anheuser-Busch
3.04 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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