Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

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Lager - Malt Liquor
Ranked #85
Ranked #50,541
2.23 | pDev: 39.46%
Missouri, United States
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Melovebeerbecaisritisgood from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +124.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite out of the rita series.

Look-Bright red
Smell-Can smell strong strawberry smell
taste-strong strawberry taste.Very little alcohol taste.It is sweet but good.
Feel-Slightly crab
Overall-A very good drink

Apr 24, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

1.79/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a shock of red Kool-aid, no head formation. Strong whiff of intensely fake strawberry liquor, essentially liquid Jello shots in a glass. Taste follows that road precisely. Feel is thick, sugary, and raw, like a dessert before its cooked.

Dec 17, 2020
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +110.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Straw-Ber-Rita has no foam nor lacing, but it does have lots of bubbles and a semi-clear red color. The aroma is of strawberry drink, and the flavor is of that, too, with some pale malt & tartness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Straw-Ber-Rita finishes drying, in that high-fructose corn syrup fashion.


Oct 29, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

(25 oz can, code 19173; purchased cold... poured into a 28 oz mug)

L: cloudy, fruit-punch colored liquid; foam on pour, quickly collapses to nothing, persistent activity of bubbles rising (observance mostly copied from my recent review of the Lime-a-Rita)

S: strawberry Big League Chew - no other way to describe it... intense, but little booze presence... ok, well, yes the 'margarita' (lime) element does slowly emerge

T: whoa, not 'strawberry' really - fake, artificial, sweets-injected strawberry; gummy strawberry... now I gotta know what's in artificial strawberry - 25% fruit essence, 75% sugar?... this doesn't have the pool liner highlight that the reg. Lime' has - is it more pool float?... the flavorings in this bury the 'malt beverage' base more than their standard Lime-a-Rita

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 (also mostly, entirely copied from my Lime-a-Rita review - finding out these things are one-note)

O: thought the taste of this would wash out that of the 'flagship' Lime-a-Rita I just had moments ago, and boy was I right... this is seriously carbonated (malty) strawberry Mad Dog 20 20... the flavorings of these are to-taste with everyone, naturally, but 2 brands in, and it's apparent each variation was designed to appeal to an adolescent palate (1468)

Aug 23, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear light pink liquid with small white head. Aroma of strawberries, sugar, boost, grain and sugar. Taste is medium to high sweet and light bitter with notes of strawberries, sugar and boost. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Awful.

Oct 18, 2018
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PMakowski from New Hampshire

1.64/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

24 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Pinkish red cloudy. No foam or lacing.
Smell - Identical aroma to Mountain Dew Code Red.
Taste - I bought this to give it a try because i like margaritas. This doesn't taste like a margarita and is too carbonated to even remotely be similar. I knew it would be not like a authentic margarita but it isn't close enough. It tastes like mountain dew soda, can't even pick up the alcohol. The sweetness level is nuts. It needs more lime or strawberry flavor and less sugar. The only real fruit flavor is cherry.

Well live and learn, won't be messing with this mess of a beverage again. Should have known better. Grade is D-

Sep 14, 2018
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KLSR from Georgia

5/5  rDev +124.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love everything about the Straw-Ber-Rita drink. The sweet smell, sweet-yet tart flavor and pleasant color. I am totally hooked on the taste and relaxed feeling I get after drinking a couple small cans or one big can. I love the Lime and pineapple flavors of this too. Not so much the mango. For the record, if I wanted a regular non sweetened tasting beer, I'd go for Samuel Adams Lager, though the original Bud Light is acceptable too.

Aug 22, 2018
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spectru from Florida

1/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My spouse bought a case of this for a guest who was staying with us, thinking she might like it. She didn't. I had one. It was awful. After this stuff sat ignored in our fridge for awhile, we gave it to a neighbor who drinks a lot of Bud Light. Later we discovered a fugitive can in the back of the fridge. We threw it out. Good riddance.

I can't believe there is a market for this swill. Horrible.

Feb 25, 2018
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Smakawhat from Maryland

2.97/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a Budweiser pilsner glass.

A giant bit of fizz, with a fast dissolving and noisy pink/purple like head. No puck or collar, and some very fast soda cabonation. Body color is a neon Hawaiian Punch color, a sort of dark neon pink and red.

The aroma is just massive as soon as the can is opened. It smells like Hawaiian Punch and incredibly sticky sweet. There is to credit though a mix of rock salt and lime giving off the instant margarita in a slushy machine vibe so it's at least true to form.

Palate is a bit of a surprise. Slight syrup but not totally in feel. Touches of boozy fruit strawberry, and a bit of sugar but not horribly. Lime tang a bit in the mid palate that makes for a good contrast to the non strawberry sweetness. Once again, alcohol goes right into your gut and system.

This was one of the more enjoyable ones of the series I had, but it comes with the usual and obvious faults. Can't see myself having more than 2 of these in a sitting and enjoying myself.

Oct 14, 2017
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 25oz can $2.99 Marukai
Smells like strawberry Jello
Bright pink-red color
Medium carbonation
Medium syrupy mouthfeel
Taste like strawberry jello with an alcohol aftertaste, Overly sweet
Overall not for me. I don't know why this would be considered a beer. It has nothing to do with Bud Light.

Sep 02, 2017
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The_Snow_Bird from Florida

2.33/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My wife keeps purchasing this and figured I'd give it a try. Very light pink in color. Has a very fruity sugary smell. Very strong alcohol taste and very fruity.

May 20, 2017
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

2.57/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

473 ml can served cold into an MGD pint glass. Thanks to John for giving me an extra. I'm actually kind of terrified to see what this exactly is.Canadian version advertised as 6.0% ABV. Whether that makes it more palatable or not remains to be seen.

Appearance - Fluorescent, glow-in the dark pink, that looks fairly red in certain lights. Somewhat hazy, absolutely no head poured and decent amount of lively bubble action.

Smell - Artificial lime and strawberry all the way. I can almost taste how sticky this is going to be through my nose. Nothing offensive, just artificial.

Taste - Artificial strawberry with a health dose of lime (which may be artificial as well). The sour lime actually cuts through the otherwise ridiculous level of sweetness quite nicely. Still too sweet. After a few sips and you mouth is numb with sweetness, I taste virtually nothing.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated, gassy, body is too heavy and sticky. Drinks like a heavily carbonated cooler or a Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Overall - Expectations were low and I won't finish the glass because of the crazy sweetness which starts getting to you after a few sips, but my low expectations were actually met and slightly exceeded with the end result. Bud Lime Straw-Ber-Ita - could've been so much worse.

May 20, 2016
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

1.67/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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

Did not like.

Mar 07, 2016
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KACK1533 from Massachusetts

1.09/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was a challenge to get down. That's not a lie. Consumed from the 25 Oz. can. Pours an electric pink/red. Fake strawberries in the nose. Taste is cheap rotgut booze. This was very cloying, perhaps too much. I nearly vomited while consuming this. Pass.

Jan 17, 2016
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

2.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sampled last Thursday night on 12/17/15. Single 8-ounce can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 10 ounce "Bud" glass.

Brew pours a light red in color with a thin pink head that fakes away fast. No lacing is seen to mentioned. Aroma is of alcohol and strawberries since it is 8% AVB. Pretty much can be said for the taste. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation. Goes down fast and easy and a good drink for a fast buzz if that is what you are looking for.

Dec 22, 2015
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +79.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 8.0%. This brew pours out a nice red color with a small pink head. The head to this brew goes away fast. The smell is sweet with strawberries an alcohol. No hops,malts or grains in the smell of this brew. Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita is not your typical beer. This brew has an high ABV with lots of sugars. However the smell is really inviting. Now for the taste of this brew, it is sweet and sour, with strawberries. I will say this, it is different from most brews on the market today. It puts you in the mind of soda/pop with alcohol. It is a real refreshing ,drinking brew. You really can't pick up on the 8.0% ABV in this brew. I would buy this brew when, I'm in the mood for something different than your typical beer. The mouth feel is bold with flavors. Anheuser-Busch , did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita a soild 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.
Some would not considered this to be beer, however is a smooth brew to drink.

Aug 22, 2015
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DrainBamage from Michigan

1.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours an opaque red color with no head whatsoever. Looks like kook aid. Smells like artificially sweetened strawberry margarita. Taste isn't to bad for a margarita, but this is beer so, it just doesn't fit. Goes down a little harsh. Probably because it's more of a cocktail than beer. Overall this is crap. The can says artificial sweeteners and artificial colors. No beer should ever have either of these.

Jul 12, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

2.77/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

8oz can from the store down the street.
Lightly hazy reddish pink color with a light pink head that dissipates almost instantly. Artificial strawberry aroma and flavor dominate this "beer." Light salt and sour mix make up the rest of this. It ain't beer but I think it succeeded in what it set out to imitate.

May 24, 2015
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Treyliff from West Virginia

2.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

25oz can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a hazy pinkish red color with a fizzy white head that disappears completely, looking exactly like a strawberry soda

S- strawberry soda and alcohol, not much else to say

T- artificial strawberry soda loaded with sugar and alcohol, pretty much tastes like a wine cooler

M- watery mouthfeel and carbonation leads to a spritz body and finish

O- how can this be considered beer? This is a wine cooler, disguised as a beer

May 11, 2015
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slipknotfan93 from South Carolina

1/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this shit is horrible i heard so many people say it was good okay, what do they usally drink sticky cum like shit man i was about puking this stuff up, i wouldint even drink this if was very very thirsty even the cheapest crappy beers are better than this, WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS WRONG \ WITH THIS COMPANY GET YOUR HEAD OUT YOUR FUCKING ASSES YOU GOT YOUR HEADS SO UP YOUR FUCKING CHEAP ASSHOLES U DONT KNOW SHIT STOP MAKING BEERS GO MAKE FUCKING PUSSYS LIKE YOU ARE USED TOO DOING, KING OF BEERS, MORE LIKE KINGS OF THE CHEAPEST SHIT IN THE WORLD NOBODY WANTS PART OF

May 02, 2015
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Bear1964 from Nebraska

3/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is what is and nothing more, not what I would call beer but it's on this site and can be rated...it was ok for what it was...won't drink it again.

Apr 26, 2015
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

2.76/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Got one last summer on a whim from the $1 bin at Kroger to go with Mexican take out. It's strawberry malt liquor. Do with that what you want. I assume people usually drink these to get drunk, tasted like liquid strawberry slurpee with alcohol.

Apr 25, 2015
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Jakotak from Florida

1.17/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had this because one of my roommates got it for his beer hating gf,

She only drank a couple from the pack he got her and asked me to help finish a few off.

Honestly, this is the worst tasting alcoholic beverage of all time. They should make alcoholics drink this in AA, it will literally make you hate alcohol.

Dec 20, 2014
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urAVGdrinker_ from California

3.75/5  rDev +68.2%

Love the ritas but low rating reason is cause of them, the strawberry is the most "off" tasting. its very bitter. very. I like to mix it with the mango one. good drink tho.

Nov 30, 2014
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ThomasT from Canada (AB)

1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

Poured into cocktail glass.
Appearance: Red and fizzy.
Smell: Artificial strawberry and malt.
Taste: Overpowering, extremely sweet artificial strawberry with a rancid backtaste of bad malt liquor.
Body: Very light, extreme carbonation.
Overall: Could maybe be appealing to some. I would recommend just buying some vodka and mixing your own. Would make me sick after only a couple.

Oct 30, 2014
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 55 out of 100 with 473 ratings