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Bud Light Lime-A-Rita | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light Lime-A-RitaBud Light Lime-A-Rita
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2.12/5
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717 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#44,640
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
717
pDev:
37.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Urk1127
3.54/5  rDev +67%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Clear light green. White head.
Smell of key limes. Sugar. Alcohol
Taste is the same as the smell. Very sweet. Feel is high carbonation. Boozy.

Did not like.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeroberts2012
2.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.55/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drtth
3/5  rDev +41.5%
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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Photo of KingQuinn
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TheRamie
2.27/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
1/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hallow be thy name. This looks like lime and alka seltzer. Smells like garbage and tequila, total bottom shelf stuff.

Taste was vile, how do people drink this? How is this a beer? Nothing in terms of hops, malt, or yeast. Some water. So much carbonation.

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Photo of Santiagocpr
3/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of icemanexit
2.35/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Avatar113
1.6/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of nmann08
2.19/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BEER88
2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
2.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of frothy_80
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nicholas2121
3.16/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bud Light Lime-A-Rita brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 8.0% This brew pours out a pale yellow/green color.,with a faint white head on top. Has the look of an margarita, more than a brew. Not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita is , lime bitterness with some nice sweetness at the end. No hops,grains, or malts in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is a bitter lime with a high sweetness at the end. You can pick up on the 8.0% ABV in this brew. Bud Light Lime A Rita put you in mind you are dirking a margarita. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. This is a brew I would buy to change things up. The mouthfeel feel of Bud Light Lime-A-Ritais bold , clean and refreshing. For what worth it an ok drinking brew. Overall I'm giving Bud Light Lime-A-Rita 3.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.
This is not the best I had but not the worst.

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Photo of kelseyr713
2.93/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sporklift87
2.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of gardner254
2.35/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1.31/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Exeggutor
2.98/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.03/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of whiterapid
1.41/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
2.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Bud Light Lime-A-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.12 out of 5 with 717 ratings
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