Skunkworth's Barleyslime: Bud Lime STRAW-ber-RITAZima? That's where I find Labatt is heading now days, they haven't created a new product aimed towards the beer drinking crowd of all time, but instead - they're trying to get cooler/cocktail drinking young adults to drink their products.
Straw-ber-rita is Bud Light's take on Bud Light Lime meets a strawberry margarita.
Appearance: Bud Lime Strawberita looks like a strawberry cooler with some radioactive material added to it. The incredibly bright red hue to it is just NOT natural. It's reminiscent to some of the fruity coolers you can find on shelves today, but somehow brighter. It's incredibly fizzy and carbonated, like as if it's using sprite instead of beer as a base. Are they actually using any beer in this? Doubtful.
Aroma: The strong pungent smell of strawberry syrup is the first and foremost smell in here. It's so sweet and strong that it's giving me a headache (no lies!) Very sugary and 430 calories per 473mL serving, not a drink for the diet conscious people at all, but with the big heaping of sucralose in every serving, this is for those who want a beer that doesn't taste like a beer.
Taste: Tastes like it smells, fake strawberry syrup, sucralose - and lots of it, the feeling of my teeth rotting as I sip on this and a very sweet malt liquor sort of flavour at the back of my mouth. There's a vague taste of soap in there, but overall.. this reminds me of those cheap VOX coolers that come in a big plastic 1L jug. An incredibly sticky feeling mouth after drinking this and some syrupy sludge on my tongue.
Overall Thoughts: This reminds me of all those malt liquor based coolers that were the rage a decade ago like Zima.. who knew that Anheuser-Busch InBev would try to force feed this stuff again. Bud