BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at ABís HQ, on a employee/contractor Sample the brands day.
pours deep, kool-aid blue, with a very berry-ish smell.
Taste was of carbonated kool-aid. OK on the 1st sip, nasty after that.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 I had the benefit of reading my buddy, Frankenkittyís, review before drinking this abomination. Therefore, I was NOT decieved! First sip was absolutely horrible. Big artificial blueberry syrup nastiness and over-the-top spritzy carbonation make this difficult to hold down. I ultimately succeeded in keeping this under control, but just barely. I canít imagine a REAL craft brewer actually producing a beer like this for sale, but apparently A-B sees a market for it....they are, of course, wrong once again...but the 800-hundred-pound gorrilla lives on to once again try to steal market share again! Just AWFUL!!! Just awful! Just awful!
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2007
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks pleasant enough in my Michelob Celebrate snifter, with a purplish/ruby body beneath a fizz-away orchid head. Odd aroma has blueberry pancake syrup and Manischewitz (which I am oddly partial to), on top of some cheesy/stinky feet notes. Sugary sweet Kool-Aid flavor before cheek-pinching berry-tartness. Lightly syruped mouth with an astringent finish. Mild acids settle in the gut. I can see there being a market for something like this, but Iím not part of that demographic. This is a good palate killer.
This was going to rate-out as about a 2.0, but I have been deceived yet AGAIN by "Blue Dawg Brewing" (or is it <a href= http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/green-valley-brewing- Valley Brewing", etc.?) I do NOT like being deceived. Overall "1". Put "A/B" on the label or crown and youíll get your 2.
<font size=-4>6-pack from Wacky Willyís... in front of <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/marsha Horse Brewing Co., Marshall, MI 49068</font>
thegreenrooster (2806) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this at the STL Heritage Fest only b/c my girlfriend wanted something fruity. Pour is a strange looking purple with a fizzy white head. Aroma is blueberry and powder sugar. Flavor is artificial blueberry with a ton of sugar. Very sweet and cloying. Not as bad as some have said on here but nothing i would ever buy again if i saw this in the store here.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2007
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Easily one of the worst beers Iíve ever had the displeasure of drinking. I think the last time I had this was Summer 2005. The Boston market was saturated with it. It kept showing up at beerfests too, and I think there was some of it at RBSG Montreal í05.
Anwyays, now that I have time to enter ratings for crappy beers, why not!
Tons of adjunct fermentation and yet still a huge residual sugar content, which helps the head retention on this overly carbonated beer. Light pink-violet tinged beige head sits atop a dark purple-crimson body.
I like how aarossell says itís "similar to an expensive lambic." Yes, yes, very much so. Blind, I probably couldnt have told the difference between this and Cantillon Blueberry. I also like how he challenges me to "taste and judge for myself. Donít be a beersnob." Thanks. Youíre right, this is pretty good stuff. You definitely wonít contract diabetes after finishing a bottle......
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2007
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. What a wacky appearance! Purple with a pink head. It smells like BooBerry cereal and tastes like the purple powder part of the Dip-N-Lik candies. I like the idea of taking a crazy batch of chemicals and dumping it into an extra vat of PGA and diluting it out to 8% with club soda. They should mix it in a trash can, just like we did in college. Thatíd be cool. No, thatíd be WILD. Wild blue, that is.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
at one point this was my favorite fruit beer. it was one of my first and had some decent flavor. surprising seeing as how it comes from ab.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
very fruity beer. distinct blueberry taste to it. i can not take more than 4 sips before im done it is so bad
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 ounce bottle from the Woodmans on Gammon Road in Madison, WI (December 2006), sampled at cellar temperature from a Dieu du Ciel! tulip glass. People have asked me, over the years, since I became a celebrity, what my favorite beer was? What beer Iíd like to have for my 2000th beer? 3000th? And beyond....and my mental answer (because I didnít deem the question worthy of reply) was always "something like my favorite beer, New Glarus Belgian Red" only...different. Now, finally, the brewers at the tiny garage-brewery in St Louis, Missouri, Anheuser and Busch, have made my dreams come true. For my 4000th beer, I ask you to behold: Wild Blue. It pours into my classy, statuesque DDC glass a dark garnet hue with a smallish pink topping....the aroma? oh the first letdown, these hometown boyz from st Lou have left me with something more than a little artificial and soda-like, blueberry-grape fizzy-sugary...what?....now Iíll taste it: wow, if I wanted something other than maple syrup to put on pancakes, I might pick this...but to drink 12 ounces? oh my god, itís impossible, so syrupy and thick and cloying, fake blueberries and a bit of dark chocolate and soda fizziness... though it does dry out and become cardboardy and stale at the finish....welll. thatís it. Done. 4000. Ummm, next?
MOperson (1) - heyworth, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Once i tasted this beer, i have never gone back to my old beer. I hope they can come out with an organic version. I am glad they came out with this and i sure hope it stays.