Aruba Red | Anheuser-Busch

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Missouri, United States

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

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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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3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice brownish red. Little head.
S: Not a lot here. Watery and malty which is a theme with this beer.
T: Actually does not taste that bad. Not a complex taste but very sweet and malty. For a lager it's a pretty good showing. It is also a little watery.
M: Pretty watery and a little too bubbly but certainly doable.

Overall not a terrible beer. Doesn't bring a lot to the table but it's definitely drinkable. I could see that some people might find it too sweet but I think this could appeal to beer lovers as well as the average person.

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3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber color with thin off-white head. Pretty good bit of lacing along sides of glass.

Smell is malty. Little sweet bready smell.

Taste is sweet malt with a little bit of fruit to it as well. No bitterness.

Light to medium bodied with good bit of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall this was better than expected. Definitely worth getting if you are at a Bahama Breeze. Would'nt go out of my way for it, though.

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3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, amber brown. Quarter finger head.

S: malt and sweet caramel notes

T: malt and lager yeast taste. Some caramel hop (not much here) and honey notes. A semisweet finish.

M: crisp and a little watery, light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: drinkable. Pretty much a standard red with not a lot to say about it. One of the better beer choices at the bahama breeze in jax.

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3.7/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There's really not much to be said about this beer. I sometimes have it when I go to Bahama Breeze because it's less expensive than their other draft offerings. It's a basic amber lager that's a touch sweet but still well-balanced. The malt is bready, slightly toasty, and sweetish. There aren't many hops in there, but they do have a kind of behind-the-scenes presence. I'd equate it with a Yuengling Lager, but I think it's better than that. So, overall, it's an average, drinkable lager that's not really worth seeking out but might be worth trying if you've never had one.

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