American Macro Week 2: Bud Light Lime

American Macro WeekBud Light Lime is Anheuser-Busch‘s answer to Miller Chill. Unlike Miller, who claims their Chill is brewed with limes and salt, Bud Light Lime is only stated to have "natural lime flavor."

It’s 4.2% alcohol by volume, and (to ruin the surprise) rates higher than Miller Chill on the rating sites.

Bud Light LimeAppearance: Gold-yellow, white head that fell quickly.

Smell: Same Zima-fruity "limon" aroma as Miller Chill; no real beer character here.

Taste: Really strongly reminiscent of 7-Up, or lemon-lime soda. There’s a "beer" thing more-or-less going on below that—but you might as well be drinking pop.

Mouthfeel: Very light, crisp. A bit watery.

Overall: The 7-Up character is really strong… I could see this appealing strongly to those who don’t like beer, but it’s a little too sweet for my own tastes.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of C-. On RateBeer, it scores 1.58 out of 5 and is in their 2nd percentile.