Day 1 of Hawaii. By the time you’re reading this, I’m about 10 hours into our 12+ hour flight and likely losing my mind. My buddy Rob from DailyBeerReview.com is covering for me today, and boy does he have a great beer to review for us: Budweiser Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita!
So the Bud guys think making a strawberry-flavored version of their Lime-A-Rita is a good idea, huh? A “Margarita with a twist” so to speak? They even provided a picture instruction manual on the side of the can in case you don’t understand what “TRY IT OVER ICE!” means.
I got myself a 16 ounce can for the sole purpose of helping Lost keep his blog afloat while he’s afloat in some pool in a secluded jungle somewhere. Or something like that. Nutritional Information is as follows. Per 12 oz. (which means I would need to multiply by 1.333 if I want to know the whole can; you might have a different sized can so your math lesson might be different): Calories 297; Carbohydrates 35.4g; Protein <1g; Fat 0.0g. Hot pinkish-red in color, almost blinding. Massively sweet and sugary strawberry aroma. I cracked it open outside so I could get some good light for a picture and I swear 100 mosquitoes swarmed the area. I'm thinking about putting it back out on the porch to see if they die when they touch this stuff. So sweet! Strawberry and sugar overload. Actually, upon closer inspection, the can says it uses "artificial sweetener" so my bad. Basically, this is a strawberry wine cooler. That's it. The sweetness tries to mask the 8% alcohol and does a decent job doing so. But there is definitely a little alcoholic cough syrupyness going on here, minus the cough syrup thickness. Very chemical. Really only one flavor going on here. Yes strawberry, though there was a little bit of lime in the finish. Dry at the end. WAY too sweet with an alcohol edge that's uncalled for. Do yourself a favor and just tip the cashier the $2 you were going to use to buy this. -Rob