Thirsty Frog Red Ale | Anheuser-Busch

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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:
#40,947
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
14.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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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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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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

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

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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Photo of bigolbeerbelly
2.94/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank a couple of pints of these on the Carnival Magic. Took some notes for reviewing.

Poured a very nice red, had an amber head that had qualities typical of an american lager. Very frothy, disappeared quickly, did not leave any lacing.

Smell was of corn and malt

Taste was very malty but had a very interesting spicy aftertaste. Almost a belgian spice.

Mouthfeel was very light similiar to budweiser or coors original

Not a beer I would buy again.

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

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Ford
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap on Carnival Triumph.

I figured this was probably AB brewed and now I know.

Decent beer...better than Bud, BL, Coors and Lite by Miller...

Without doing a side by side it reminded me a bit of Killians Red...

Drank two of these on the ship... obviously they don't really have any craft beer on the boat. I did finally find Shiner Bock bottled.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

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3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

960th Review on BA
Draft to 19oz Balloon Pint
On board Carnival Paradise 11/25/11

App- A medium light brown with some garnet and amber highlights running throughout. Only a small 1/2 in head formed(I say bad pour by the bar staff) with a huge wall of stickly lace and cling all the way down the glass with a ton of bubbles floating up.

Smell- The nose doesn't flatter this beer at all. Very run of the mill and more AAL which makes sense due to the contract brewer. A little bit of malts and wheat are detectable. Not offensive as most but creeping downward a bit.

Taste- A lightly sweet amber with a bit of grain and wheat behind it. A little bit of lemon surges past the back of the tongue. Much of a one dimensional beer without a good pop behind it but for a contract beer, better than most.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a very bubbly medium carbonation level. A good malty grain note on the finish.

Drink- For a cruise ship this was a fine offering for a full 19oz pour at 5, compared to a bottle of BL or Coorse for 6.25 a 12 oz. My boat did have Boddingtons and Bass for the imports which was nice to see.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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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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Thirsty Frog Red Ale from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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