Kräftig Lager - William K Busch Brewing Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev +28.6%
This is a nice light beer. It looks a little clear, maybe watery, but it's a lighter lager. Not sure you want it dark, or heavy. Not much of a smell to speak of. The taste is smooth. Sipping these poolside or at a summer picnic, will not be a problem. It's a tasty, smooth lager. Something, that's not all that popular or common today. I like it alot.
07-20-2012 12:52:43 | More by robbotis
4.18/5 rDev +27.1%
Served in a frosty mug
Appearance - 3/5 - straw color, no head. A few bubbles streaming from the bottom
smell - 4/5 - mellow sweet aroma
Taste - 4.5/5 - mildly sweet with a subtle earthy floral hop
Mouthfeel - 4/5 - big body for a lager, medium low carbonation
Overall - 4/5 - overall, a surprisingly pleasant and refreshing lager
05-01-2012 12:42:25 | More by wages
3.68/5 rDev +11.9%
I love this beer for many reasons. First, being from the St. Louis area, I am so happy to see the Busch family back at the helm of the empire that Augie started. Second, the fact they made the beer similar to Budweiser in an insanely close way...without the "skunky" aftertaste, that I'm sure did not exist long ago. Third, IT IS NOT OWNED BY INBEV!.
Appearance is a great golden color, good head retention... oddly similar to Budweiser ;)
Smell is crisp, can smell the better grains being used.
Taste - Can taste the grains and unique hops with a nice balance, some hint of citrus (different yeast) clean finish. Can definitely tell it is a different yeast used.
Mouthfeel - Light/ slightly Medium bodied
Overall - Yes, this is a mass produced brew, but I am not comparing this to craft beers, , I'm making a fair comparison to other mass brews, and this one really was surprisingly pleasan. If I was sitting at a bar, and the choices were the basics (Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Michelob, Miller, etc...) there would be no second guessing this chocie. Can drink this anytime. Would be happy to purchase again.
12-27-2011 05:28:13 | More by dtalou27
3.6/5 rDev +9.4%
Pale straw color and completely transparent. Weak head forms with poor retention and some lacing.
Smell is clean with bread grains and leafy hops.
This actually tastes a lot better than I expected. Smooth, unskunked pale malt and corn husk flavors. Spinach leaf hop flavor. Descent balance and crisp finish.
Light feel as expected. Way overcarbonated! No surprise since this was certainly force carbonated.
Overall a descent lager and much better than most brews coming from AB. I decided to keep an open mind when trying this and was pleasantly surprised. Not something I am going to drink on a regular basis but I would choose this over Budweiser.
02-19-2012 02:59:05 | More by bnes09
3.58/5 rDev +8.8%
A - Poured a translucent, almost hazy (was expecting crystal clear), deep gold color. Poured with no head that didn't leave any lacing.
S - Sweet grain and a little citrus from the hops.
T - Sweet grain with just barely enough hops to balance. Very clean aftertaste. Wish there were more hops. Tastes yeasty to me too. I'm tasting something else familiar, but can't put my finger on it. Almost tastes like wheat. Maybe my taster is off tonight. Nothing bad though. Maybe it's not filtered?
M - Surprisingly full mouth feel. Crisp clean beer flavor. Carbonation tingles nicely on the tongue.
O - It's pretty good for what it is. It's not going to win any major competitions but it's a tasty, clean and unoffensive american pale lager. I think i'd like it better with another point or two of attenuation and about 50% more hops. After 3 I'm starting to get full.
10-15-2013 00:50:02 | More by schematix
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with almost no head. It left no lacing.
S - It smelled of caramel and faint floral notes.
T - It tasted of sweet caramel and grains. There was a mild spicy hop bitterness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry finish.
O - This is okay. There are better pale lagers out there.
06-20-2012 18:09:10 | More by zeff80
Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.