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710. 4 Hands Brewing Contact High

4 Hands Brewing Contact HighGot this beer as an extra in a trade and this is the first time I had heard of 4 Hands Brewing. Contact High is their summer seasonal beer and it works well for that but not much else. The artwork on the can was interesting and indicates they used orange zest in the beer. I like citrusy beers so I decided to open this before the other beers I got in the trade.

Contact High pours a pale orange color. Aroma is mild, very sweet and only slightly citrusy. Taste is heavy on the wheat and the citrus seems to come entirely from the zest and not from hops. Overall the beer felt thin even for a 5% ABV beer.

I realize this is a summer beer and meant to be light and refreshing but I still want something with more flavor like Maine Island Trail from Rising Tide or Bissell Brothers Baby Genius.
Pros:

Cons: Too sweet
Alcohol Content: 5.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness):
Rating: 
Brewers Website: 4 Hands Brewery
Brewers Description: Not just another boring wheat ale. We made Contact High, our spring and summer seasonal, exciting by adding copious amounts of pacific northwest hops and dry hopping with fresh orange zest. Contact High pours a bright orange hue with a big citrus aroma.

515. Anheuser-Busch Wild Blue

Wild BlueThis beer came from my mother in law as she bought a 6-pack somewhere for some event and it ended up in her basement. I grabbed one not realizing it was an AB product and threw it in the beer fridge. I decided to drink all of my blueberry beers (3 in total) and review them all.

Some glass from the top of this bottle came off when I opened it and fell into the beer. This should have been the first clue it was going to go down the drain. The appearance was not terrible with a deep purple color and thin head with a nice purple tint. Aroma is super sweet with a hint of fake blueberry. Taste was terrible, like a cheap wine, super sweet and syrupy like a grape soda. Overall AB increased the alcohol content and hoped no one would realize just how bad this beer was.

Also they seem to have ripped off the label from Flying Dog in Maryland as some would think this was produced by them based on their Raging Bitch style labels.
Pros:
Appearance
Cons:  Everything else
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Anheuser Busch Wild Blue
Brewers Description: Wild Blue is a blueberry lager that fuses the juice of nature’s perfect fruit – blueberries – with premium American and German hops, two row and six-row barley malt and cereal grains. Wild Blue has a full taste with a pleasant blueberry aroma and flavor, and contains 8 percent alcohol by volume (ABV).

Its fun, irreverent spirit is conveyed in every aspect of the beer, from the bottle label that features a bulldog kicking a blueberry to its full-bodied taste. Wild Blue is the perfect drink for adults who are thirsting for something new and will be available in sleek 12-ounce amber glass bottles. Please remember to always enjoy responsibly.