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
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
16.35%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on the Carnival Valor, one of a few (bartender says 3 as of right now) ships it is available on currently.

A: thin head minimal lacing on an amber with orange/ crimson tints and clear body.

S: light on the nose, sweet malts and maybe a slight earthy hop note.

T: all sweet caramel malt. No other notes or hops really.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Served ridiculously cold. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: about the standard character for a red or amber ales you can have. Highly drinkable but barely memorable besides the fact that it is the best beer I have ever had on a cruise ship. Not a very difficult feat

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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of FosterJM
3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Photo of Hanzo
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
2.07/5  rDev -34.9%
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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Photo of Cylinsier
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of MJSFS
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.87/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Sparty55
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of pearljam118
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of JamesLeung
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ford
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of RWLawman
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BRD14
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of 50marathons
2.89/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Thirsty Frog Red Ale from Anheuser-Busch
3.18 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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