Bud Light Lime-A-Rita | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light Lime-A-RitaBud Light Lime-A-Rita
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
712
Reviews:
76
Avg:
2.33
pDev:
35.19%
 
 
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8
Gots:
238
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Photo of dag1991
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of nickenchuggies
4.7/5  rDev +101.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't see why this beer gets such a low score, in my opinion it is in no way displeasing to the taste buds. I don't see why the amount of foam produced when pouring it into a glass is so important, but, whatever... it is in no way bad in my opinion. Perhaps not the greatest beer in the world, but certainly not bad.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
1.46/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jmg480
1.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of enelson
1/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of smithj4
2.76/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jfettig
1.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Dionysius
5/5  rDev +114.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The reviews on this page are appalling. Lime-a-Rita is a fine brew. Don't get me wrong, I drink 3 Monts, Captain's Daughter IPA, Sip of Sunshine, Foundation Epiphany IPA, the best that New England has to offer, but you have to rate this drink not as an ale/beer, but as a delicious summery blast of effervescent LUUUURRVVVE to the tasteBUDs.

I'm giving it top marks. I often grab one when I'm picking up something a little more high end. Don't be a snob. It's awesome gear, this.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of -chii-
1.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Czequershuus
1.14/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This... beer? Sure, since it is on here, lets go with beer - This beer pours a dense lime juice green, the color of sink water after just a few dishes. It smells like a margarita - a truly cheap, sickeningly sweet mid-west tex-mex margarita - but a margarita none the less. The flavor is indescribably bad - super sweet fake lime juice - squeezed right out of one of those plastic limes you buy at the grocery store, plus sugar and more sugar. Really is there any point in describing the flavor further. The mouthfeel is like crappy diet soda. Overall this is one of the worst things I have ever attempted to imbibe.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of richj1970
2.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CreekyJarls
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Xtaroth
2.96/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MartyIU13
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DuncanBishop24
2.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueKurenai
1.27/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Ltdsaint
1.37/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.54/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeroberts2012
2.42/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drtth
3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beverage pours out into a Duvel glass a clear light yellowish green color with very light carbonation and not much head. The thin head disappears almost immediately so there's no lacing to speak of and only minimal bits of liquid on the sides when sipping.

The aromas are dominated by the lime and it is hard to pick out anything else in the background but it isn't all just lime in there. (Could be the Tequila but I've not had a Tequila shot in many years so its hard bo be sure.)

The flavors include lots of sweetness, some lime, a bit of citric tartness, something that may be Tequila flavor and maybe even a hint of salt. There is no bitterness at all.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and there is faint carbonation. The finish is basically the fading of the sweetness but there is no increase in dryness. Towards the end there is an definitely light lime flavor though.

While I don't expect to be having more of this I was surprised at how much like a Margarita it did taste. It is hard to think of this as a malt liquor, rather its a beer cocktail with emphasis on the cocktail. For what it is supposed to be (a simple sweet lime margarita flavored drink) it is pretty good. I can see why it would be popular as summer refreshment among those who've decided, for what ever reason, that they don't like beer. As for myself it provides me with a good reminder of why I gave us drinking sweetened beverages years ago.

Reviewing this beverage is an interesting challenge since the temptation is to compare it to beers rather than rate to style. Hence, across the board average scores. I can't bring myself to score it higher but its equally unfair to penalize it for not being a Duvel or an IPA since neither was the goal in producing this beverage.

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Bud Light Lime-A-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
2.33 out of 5 based on 712 ratings.
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