Last summer Budweiser invaded Canada with a new product that took us completely by storm. Bud Light Lime was selling like it was going out of style. The bottles were sold out in most liquor stores, bars, pubs and restaurants for the first month or so that it was introduced. It was almost like people never really understood the concept of lime in beer before other than putting their own wedge into a Corona. Would this new beverage really replace the enjoyment of squeezing a lime wedge into a bottle of cold beer on a hot summer patio? I immediately had to try it and I have to admit that I kind of thought it was good. The lime was a little on the strong side and tasted rather fake and Kool-Aid ish but it was refreshing and also was handy to bring camping or the ball field where a knife and cutting board weren’t accessible. One of my girlfriends likes to order lime cordial when she orders beer and this was sort of the same thing except Bud, in my opinion, put a little too much lime in their brews.
This summer, while walking through the liquor store for some Coors light, I noticed a new green box in the beer fridge at the liquor store. Miller chill was more than likely available last summer but BBL lime had taken over and left Miller in its shadow so I probably just didn’t notice it. This summer Miller has spent a lot more money on marketing and have come out of the shadow so move over BBL, it’s time for Miller Chill to take over the limelight. I opted to pass on the Coors this time just so I could try out what Miller had to offer.
Last summer I did have quite a bit of BBL and became rather sick of it so I was a little reluctant and almost regretted my purchase when I got back in the car. When I got a chance to try it the first thing I noticed was the can. They didn’t make a traditional sized can and made it thinner and taller. Perhaps this was another marketing gimmick, since its only 100 calories it will keep you thin, who knows. I didn’t notice any super limey smell right off the bat when I cracked the can so I took a sip. I did definitely tasted lime but not as much a Bud and it wasn’t such an overpowering fake flavour either. I could actually still taste beer. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a fake flavour but just less then Bud. I think out of the two brands I prefer Miller but only because I actually like the taste of beer. For those of you who love lime more then beer then Bud is probably your choice but overall nothing will ever beat a bucket of ice holding several Coronas sweating with condensation and REAL lime wedges sticking out from the tops of the bottles. Now, that is what summer should be about.