Bud Light Lime-A-Rita
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light Lime-A-RitaBud Light Lime-A-Rita
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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Malt Liquor
Ranked #45
ABV:
8%
Score:
52
Ranked #30,675
Avg:
2.12 | pDev: 37.26%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
663
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 07, 2021
Added:
Jul 06, 2012
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  263
SCORE
52
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Rated: 2.12 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 2.52 by summitsippin from Colorado

Feb 19, 2021
 
Rated: 1.56 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jan 30, 2021
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Rated by UIR1983 from Iowa

2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Gut rotter
Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

2.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours the color of lemon-line Gatorade, cloudy, briefest of quarter-inch heads that disappears, a bit of carbonation breaking the surface, no lacing. Smells like margarita mix with a whiff of alcohol burn at the back. Taste is thick sugary drink mix and cheap grain alcohol, like something you'd mix together with your friends in high school. Mouthfeel is thick (sweet), but the carbonation is nice.
Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 1.56 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jul 03, 2020
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Rated by G_booky from Wisconsin

1.79/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
If you want to puke I your mouth I’d suggest you to drink this. It’s bad.
Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by KACK1533 from Massachusetts

2.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Smells like a margarita, but doesn't quite have the taste of one, as the lime is somewhat front and center, but battling with other tastes for top spot. Feels slick on the tongue. The booze is mostly hidden here, but you'll get to taste it soon enough. I wouldn't have this again.
Mar 31, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.49/5  rDev +64.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Color on the pour seems to be a hazy yellow with no head at all.
Smell is malty lime. Does that make sense? Like lots of lime with some really sweet white bread smells. Not bad but a bit odd.
Taste is kind of a medicinal malty lime. Again a bit odd, right?
Mouth feel is sticky tangy sour and sweet. A lot going on here, right. Lots of bubbles still popping in the back of the mouth and throat after the taste. Kind of fun. Like Pop Rocks.
Overall this is an over priced product. I love that this is a Bud light product! I do not like a lot of the Bud line up starting with the signature Bud let alone the crap Bud Light. Yet this seems to laugh in the face of the Bud Light. Artificial flavor, huge ABV and nowhere light in the mouth feel. I really have to rate this well for kind of kicking a lot of Bud norms to the curb. And I do apologize to regular Bud drinkers. Carry on and Cheers! Drink what makes you happy! Do not let some one else tell you what to drink!
Mar 11, 2020
 
Rated: 2.58 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Jan 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev +50%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
(25 oz can, 19089; 'contains alcohol'; purchased cold... poured into a 28 oz mug)

L: cloudy, jade(?)-yellow liquid; foam on pour, quickly collapses to nothing, persistent activity of bubbles rising

S: smells shooting out as soon as the tab was popped... smells exactly like a blend of margarita mix and 'malt beverage' - enticing, but hardly representative of my beloved malt liquor species

T: margarita mix: sweet, but not sickly so... the background/base is certainly malty, no doubt (and no doubt artificially enhanced with the added sugars), but its definition is obscured... rather flavorful; faint vinyl pool liner note in the back though... is that bitterness or booze struggling to break out?... a bit cloying, eh?

F: it's not all-out syrupy, but there's definitely a concentrate or two slick-sliding though its core... for 8%, the booze is buried rather well... not laborious to swill; fantastically mellow in its alcohol presence, but nonetheless a tad too weighty

O: I'd been avoiding it, but it was inevitable; a gap-filling review if there ever was one... alcopop all the way; interesting, but not all that bad for what it is (I'll never rid of my sweet tooth or my love of both 'malt beverage' and lime)... I may have said it before, but if slop like this is a 'malt liquor' (and the reasons this is on BA are probably understandable, if debatable), then y'all gotta add my old-school jawn, Smirnoff Ice in somewhere - 'fruit and field beer'??, wink wink (1467)
Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +123.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Lime-A-Rita has a fizzing-away head, a hazy, yellow-gray appearance, and some bubbles. The aroma is of pale malt and spicy fruit or margarita mix. Flavor is similar. This is very sweet, and Lime-A-Rita finishes medium sweet.

RJT
Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 2 by jmc65267 from Georgia

May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Received this as part of a pick your own six for Father's day. I really don't know what this is supposed to be. Not beer not liquor and not good. I see its classified as malt liquor, guess that's as close as anything. The closest thing I could compare the taste to would be a hard lemonade. And I don't like those
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by freewill35 from Indiana

Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 2.27 by Ryan_Hosford from Illinois

Mar 01, 2019
 
Rated: 1.2 by M_chav from New Mexico

Feb 22, 2019
 
Rated: 2.35 by digitalflood from New York

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 2.78 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 1.8 by Zigzach from Florida

Jan 19, 2019
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Rated by UncleBausta from Canada (AB)

1/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Disgusting excuse for a beer. How dare they
Nov 21, 2018
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

2.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
24oz can with 18269 stamped on bottom of can poured into Duvel tulip. Presumably that's some sort of date but hard to tell what kind. 18 is probably this year. And it could be 26 day of Sept, or the 269th day of the year which is... holy shoot... Sept 26 as well. Wow. I guess we've narrowed it down by sheer luck. Anyway picked this up at the grocery store. Can is slightly dented so who knows if it'll taste metallic like that usually seems to be the case with dented beer cans. "beer'.

Appearance - Opaque white-yellow body. Something like coconut milk with pineapple juice. Very, very little white head that dissipates almost instantly. Basically expected behavior for any drink that contains any amount of salt, which I presume this does. 3.5

Smell - Strong lime and perfume. A weird scent that is presumably actual tequila. Bleh. 1.5

Taste - Sweet. Lime. A touch of alcohol. Actually not as bad as I was bracing myself for. Not offensive just not tasty. Tastes like a spiked limeade. 2.5

Mouthfeel - Syrupy up front. A bit dry in the finish. Medium to heavy bodied. A bit effervescent. 2.5

Overall - Definitely can't bring myself to glup this one. It's more of a sipper. But probably a good pick for people who don't actually like beer because this is nothing like one. Never again for me personally. 2.5
Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 2.57 by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 2.42 by Jakedrumz from Nevada

Sep 18, 2018
 
Rated: 1 by AngEo from Texas

Aug 14, 2018
 
Rated: 1.56 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by ButterMelon from Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This stuff is hard to drink. Let's face it, you aren't here to sip a drink and enjoy it, you're here to catch a buzz. That's why you bought an 8% can of malt liquor that tastes like limes. Luckily after the first one it gets a lot easier, but if you have any kind of blood sugar issues just opt for a vodka soda or something.
Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 1.75 by MEEK6382 from Ohio

Jun 11, 2018
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Rated by Humbolt9 from Georgia

1.86/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
You got to be damn desperate to go here. Yeah, I've been there haha.
May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
8oz canned 2/15/18 poured into a margarita glass at fridge temp 8% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy and looks just like lime juice. No head, no lacing. The aroma is artificial lime and cough drops with a small sidecar of booze. The flavor is the same oddly artificial lime with some tartness and no trace of barley. Mouthfeel is very thin bodied, lightly carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, this is not beer. Not in any way, fashion or otherworldly dimension could this be considered beer. I am only reviewing in my quest to get all the bottom 100 list.
May 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Apr 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2.43/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Bought a 25oz can from Marukai $2.69
Hazy, light golden color
Light mouthfeel
High carbonation
Sweet lime taste, basically what you expect from a margarita
Overall it is what it says it is. I don't see how it could be called a beer and what Bud Light has to do with it, but if you drink it over crushed ice then it's like a margarita in a can. Without the ice to dilute it it's too sweet. If you feel like having a margarita then this is for you and that is what my rating is based on, over crushed ice. If you want a beer then this is not for you.
Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 1.41 by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

Jan 12, 2018
 
Rated: 1 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 11, 2017
 
Rated: 2.4 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.06/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from the tiny can, into a Budweiser pilsner glass. Here we go!

Pale dull muted dark straw colored body. Almost a sort of dark straw, and opaque. Fast amouts of cola fine carbonation through the body, bubbling up on the top like soda. Head creation is non existent, off white, soda popping and instant dissolve right out of the can and crackling noise. Not quite margarita looking, or daiquiri, and dull.

Aroma is not too bad for description. Decent lime like cordial aroma and lots of it. Slight very faint herbal and zest tone, but really does flirt with a big soapy character. There's even a touch of basic rock salt to this as well. Decent and basic, but real lime quality this is not.

Palate is quite sweet. Tastes like a basic machine made slushy type quality margarita. Large boozy character in the aftertaste, and strangely a big alcohol kick that just comes really out of nowhere. This is going straight to my head. Sticky simple syrup, and faint basic lime, with quite a bit of alcohol sweetness towards the end.

This comes off as a pour mans daiquiri, but also unfortunately has too much of a noticeable alcohol kick, that it would be hard to get through more than a few of these casually which is what it should be made for. Good concept, but not liking the execution.
Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 1.96 by BraveGator from Georgia

Sep 19, 2017
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