Budweiser Compliment - Say Adios To Mexican Beers

Review by 65566 on 2008-05-17
Nothing better on a hot day after mowing grass or yard work than an ice cold beer. Until today, I've always preferred those Mexican brews, you know, the ones you put a lime wedge on and guzzle like a college kid. Being a loyal American, I've always felt bad sending my dinero across the border only to have the favor returned by them sending roofers and gardeners in return.

My friends at Anheuser Busch have solved my dilemma by putting a south of the border twist on the Bud Light product. Dubbed Bud Light Lime, I've only sampled it in bottles but boy is it good. It's got a squirt of real lime flavor, it doesn't say juice so draw your own conclusions.

Is it the best beer I've ever tasted? I'd have to say after a day of hard work in the sun any cold beer can be the best. But the thought of me drinking a beer helping to do my part for national security sure has a nice aftertaste. Do your part, drink one for America.
Comments:18 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-05-28
Posted by D. on 2008-05-17:
Good review...I'm not a beer drinker, so you can have one for me...Ewwwwwwwwwwww lime in beer! YUCK!
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-05-17:
I'll give it a try, even though regular bud is the worst beer on earth.
Posted by S. on 2008-05-17:
I agree with Rick. I think it tastes pretty good. Refreshing, too.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
I was never a fan of the mexican beers so I probably won't try this. But I may.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2008-05-18:
I don't know that I have ever had a bad beer!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-18:
Today is Sunday. Penguins vs. Flyers at 3pm. Could be the last gasp for the Flyers. An excellent time to sample this Bud Light Lime! Thank you, Rick!...And I'll have one for DebtorBasher, too!
Posted by Chris on 2008-05-18:
if this is about beer i give it an A+++
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-22:
If I want lime in my beer I get CORONA! (NH)
Bud? *tears*
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-05-22:
going to Germany and tasting really good beer will spoil you for the stuff we get here.
BTW...the lime originally was not put there for the taste.
It was to keep the flies away.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-24:
Have to agree with Zz on this one. Zz, best answer.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-05-24:
I think that jktshff1 hit the nail on the head. I'm sorry to say that in the beer world, american beers rank near the bottom in taste. If you have never had the opportunity to drink real beer that was just freshly brewed (and I mean like yesterday) you never will realize what crap american breweries have been dumping on us for decades. If you remove all the hype and bs, provide a blind taste test of the 13 top selling beers to 60,000 college students nationwide (as was done a few years ago), you would find that the number one selling beer in america ranked dead last in the 13 beer tested! And I knew Bud sucked when it first touched my 16 year old lips! The surprising winners were #1 Miller Genuine Draft, #2 Lowenbrau
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-24:
DC, MGD is not bad. If I'm someplace where the choices are limited I will grab a MGD. In Ireland they drink Guinness like water 24/7 as it's their "local" brew. I am not saying this, I'm getting this from our Irish friends. They think the Budweiser bottled with a higher alcohol content for Ireland is a high quality import beer. Go figure that one out, LOL.

I did try the Bud Light Lime, it is not even close to Corona with a lime. We have a Corona plant in Ensenada so when we visit I will pick up a few cases from the plant. The Corona they bottle in Mexico not for export has a little different taste to it. I like the Mexican bottled Corona better than what we get here. If you want a cheap rock gut Mexican brew try Pacifico some time. You can buy it off the delivery truck in Mazatlan for US$2.40 a case for 24 bottles, Ummmmmmm, great stuff, LOL.
Posted by Dan on 2008-05-28:
DC, I agree that most main stream American beers are crap, but the small market and micro brew beers produced in America are really starting to catch up in flavor. There is a local beer festival in Raliegh NC every year and there are tons of brewers from all over the US there, and I've had some very good ones there.
I disagree with the comment about beer being brewed the day before tasting the best. I brew my own beer and have tasted it many times through out the whole process, it never tatses best fresh brewed (not to mention, there isn't really any alcohol content at that point, you need to allow the yeast and sugar to ferment, so you are really drinking non alcoholic beer at that point). Most truely brewed beers (not mass produced, flash brewed like Bud, MGD etc) actually taste much better after 3 to 6 months aging (depending on the type)
Posted by bostonaudi on 2008-05-28:
Yup, freshed brewed doesn't mean better. I think better beer comes from A) better ingredients B) no preservatives C) a good recipe! and D) proper aging. It takes at least 3 weeks after sealing and bottling for a brew to settle and taste good, probably a month to 6 weeks for best flavor. There is no reason I know of to age beer much longer than that.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-05-28:
Chemman, your right about everything you said, but I wasnt including american microbrews in my statement. There are some excellent small breweries in wisconsin and other states. As for the freshness part, I meant that the beer isnt stored, shipped, stored again sitting in different warehouses etc before you get it. A microbrewery like Gordon Biersch eliminates all of that, as soon as the beer is ready to drink, it's in your glass. Now what do you think about Pabst Blue Ribbon Lite? LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
They still make Pabst Blue Ribbon? Don't recall seeing it for awhile.
Posted by Dan on 2008-05-28:
DC-PBR Lite! Now that's a beer! LOL I've actually never had PBR lite, but based on my opinion of PBR I don't think I would want to try the Lite version. I figured you were probably referring only to the major American brewers, I don't see how people drink that stuff, I'd rather pay a few bucks more to get the good flavor and not just drink it to get drunk.
SB-Yeah, they still make PBR, in fact, it is making quite the come back. Especially at college bars, there are a number of bars in Raleigh that serve PBR in the can for like $1.50 a beer, the college kids love it around here (I would too if I was still in college!)
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
PBR brings back some foggy college memories.

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