Thirsty Frog Red Ale | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
23.1%
Liked This Beer
3.32 w/ 39 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Added by FosterJM on 11-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,761
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
39
Liked:
9
Avg:
3.32/5
pDev:
15.06%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 7
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3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CJNAPS
2.07/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

So happy when I saw I could try a new beer in the cruise line. The beer looked great in color, but the taste was lacking
tasted a little flat to me. Seemed like a dark Budwesier.

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2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PureSteele
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbunting75
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lechap
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've enjoyed this ale several times on a couple of Carnival cruise ships. Most recently in December, 2015 aboard the Elation. A 19 oz. glass cost $5.95 plus gratuity. Probably the best alcohol buy on board the ship. Anyway, since I'm a lover of red ales this is much to my liking. Pours a nice head with lasting lace, drinks like most good ales, and is not too hoppy (which I especially like). Only problem is it not being available on all Carnival ships and usually at only one location on the ship. Makes for a long walk for a refill. I saw them changing kegs once and noticed the keg was labeled Anheuser-Bush so I made the assumption this is really Budweiser's American Ale under a private label.

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Photo of MJSFS
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesLeung
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 50marathons
2.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer on a Carnival Cruise. Not the best but it works in a pinch.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TWStandley
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on the cruise boat and it was slightly hoppy and good for drinking out at sea.

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3.52/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap on Carnival Valor

Pours a clear amber red with a white lacing for a head.

Smells of bready malts and some mild caramel. No real hop presence.

Biscuity malt flavor with brown sugar and, again, no real hop representation.

Medium body with sharp tingles of carbonation.

Surprisingly not bad, especially for an AB beer. Honestly didn't mind drinking these, better than the alternatives which were pretty much all macro lights. Decent ale.

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Thirsty Frog Red Ale from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 23.1% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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