Rascal's Wild Red | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
27
Avg:
2.44
pDev:
34.84%
 
 
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2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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3/5  rDev +23%

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1.75/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a hazy pink hued reddish-brown color with a big billowy pink head. The bubbles that compose the head pop over time leaving a decent level of streaky pink lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is massively sweet of a raspberry smell. It is sugary and super potent with it being detected upon opening the bottle and permeating the room when poured. It is very sweet and actually rather nice and candy like.

Taste – This is one super sweet tasting beer. It begins huge of a sugary and non-descript artificial berry flavor. The massive sweetness grows even stronger taking on a berry/raspberry fruit-juice/ soda like taste. Even at 8 % abv very little alcohol is detected on the tongue (just a hint) with the flavors in the end leaving a massively sweet cloying taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average to actually slightly lower side for a fruit beer. The feel is a bit off as a slightly higher carbonation and lighter body may have been slightly more appropriate.

Overall – Not my cup of tea. Massively sweet. If you want something fruity and sugary tasting then this is it, if not then you may want to pass up this one.

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3/5  rDev +23%

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1/5  rDev -59%

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2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -28.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of becktone
2.77/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eye: Opaque red color, deep red like kinda a ruby with hints of orange in there kinda color. Hard to describe...but for a lager...so the label describes...but wait-the side of the label says "Flavored Ale"...so ale or lager? but still I would expect this to be clear coming from AB-InBev. Head forms, but falls almost immediately leaving none of the pink head that formed when pouring.

Nose: Big Raspberry aroma, kinda like raspberry syrup that you'd use for pancakes. Sweet smelling aroma. Good for cooking if you are looking to make a sweet reduction sauce that tastes of raspberries. Not much beer here, smells more like a Smirnoff deal, or a Lindeman's, really fruity with no beer aroma...and thats ok.

Tongue: Big on the raspberry, more like Lindeman's than anything else. Sugary sweet, and that is about all. Good for a hot afternoon when you are craving sugar or good to go with pancakes or as a reduction sauce. As for drinking I'd liken it to Mike's Hard Lemonade or somesuch. Nothing much of beer here. Tastes more like a malternative. For what it is, it is ok, but it should be under a malternative category....that is what it tastes like. Medium-heavy on the palate...Lots of sugar here to sweeten it up. Carbonation is high to offset that. Overall, for what it is, feels ok on the palate.

Drinkability: If I'm feeling cheap sure I'll buy this again instead of a $25 Framboise liquor. Nothing special though. I've tons of other fruit beers I'd go for over this one...it's cheap and being such is cheap in flavor. But for a reduction sauce and cooking, if it calls for raspberry ale, I think this would do nicely.

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2/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ghengisflan
3.03/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Probably the best part of this beer is the color. It is exactly what a raspberry lager should look like: ruby red and fairly clear.

Smell - Definitely a raspberry smell, but a little bit artificial tasting.

Taste - Again, a raspberry taste, but a little bit off. It's sickly sweet. It is a little bit of misleading advertisement for this to be called a lager.

Mouthfeel - A little inappropriately viscous.

Overall - Disappointing. More of a raspberry malt beverage than lager.

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1/5  rDev -59%

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3/5  rDev +23%

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1/5  rDev -59%

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2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.83/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Really not "that" bad.... it's definitely not a beer. More of s wine cooler or sparkling champagne... but without the pzzaz or actual goodness of those drinks. The Bad.... it was a little overpowering with raspberry flavor. Alcohol was too noticeable in the palate and the actual beer part of it was not good.... the good.... it looked good... and smelled pretty good. This is something you give to fruit beer lovers to show them how to fruit beer is overdone. Other than that it's too pricy to buy to just get buzzed on your better off drinking rubbing alcohol.... Lol that was a joke. But if you have someone that is more into wines and zimas and scmirnoffs, give it a try.

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2.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried giving this a better rating than I enjoyed. I did this partly because I am not a fruit beer fan. But for those that enjoy this type of beer it is excellent. My rating is biased by the fact I hate all fruit beers, HOWEVER!!! this one was not bad at all.
So disregard my rating and if you like this flavor you will love this wonderful beer. If you want a beer taste as I prefer then it is OK if you can tolerate the fruit. Hey they did a nice job, it just is not for my taste buds. You do get 8% ABV

Update tasted a little of my wife's yesterday. It was nice. Hence I bumped up my original rating a notch. FYI my wife would give this a solid 4.25.

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1/5  rDev -59%

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1.16/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I'm only rating this so poorly because I'm judging it as a beer.

It's not a beer. A malt beverage, perhaps (think "Zima"), but there is no way that this should have "lager" on the label.

As a "wine cooler" type of beverage, it's not bad. It's not overly sweet, although it's more of a chemical raspberry than a "fresh fruit" taste.

Full disclosure, I also hate that AB/Inbev caught me with this "craft beer trap". If I knew it was AB, I wouldn't have bought it. And since it is AB, I seriously overpaid for it. Live and learn.

3 stars as a wine cooler - 0 stars as a beer.

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Rascal's Wild Red from Anheuser-Busch
2.44 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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