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Batch 23185 Vanilla Bourbon Cask (Williamsburg, VA) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch 23185 Vanilla Bourbon Cask (Williamsburg, VA)Batch 23185 Vanilla Bourbon Cask (Williamsburg, VA)

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BA SCORE
73
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58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Project Twelve - Second Edition

(Beer added by: Drknight on 11-04-2013)
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Reviews by HoppyBastard:
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

3.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours an orange/yellow color with less than one finger off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of bubbles around the glass, lighter carbonation and almost no lacing present on the glass.

SMELL: bread, vanilla, sweet malt, subtle and not overpowering.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel malt, then subtle vanilla and bread, this beer has a mild hop profile and is very malt forward.

PALATE: creamy, lightly carbonated with lighter body, finishes clean.

OVERALL: this is something different for Anheuser-Busch, this beer was my third favorite of the Brewmaster's Project Twelve Second edition. This is not my favorite style of beer so would not seek out again but not a bad beer for the style. Glad to see this brewer trying new things.

05-01-2014 04:29:02 | More by HoppyBastard
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-26-2013 16:37:46 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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rwilde

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-30-2013 15:31:13 | More by rwilde
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Brenden

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -3.2%

Bright and clear, this beer is a fairly deep amber color. It develops very little head, which falls away but leaves a wisp on top of the beer. Very light spotting remains on the walls of the glass in not quite a modicum.
Very light and a little grainy, there is a certain warmth to this beer overall. Vanilla is plainly there. It brings to mind a vanilla soda I used to drink once in a while when I would visit Coney Island that I can't quite remember the name of. There's a dusting of a dryer sort of malt laying underneath it.
The body is light as well, crisp without getting terribly spritzy and, thus, even having a little smoothness running through it.

11-26-2013 22:29:11 | More by Brenden
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2013 21:51:23 | More by tdm168
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-14-2013 21:03:25 | More by dertyd
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norinco

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-04-2014 06:37:07 | More by norinco
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

11-28-2013 16:50:40 | More by Damian74Shensky
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rworkman

Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

12-31-2013 06:44:37 | More by rworkman
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-29-2013 22:55:46 | More by Joey-bags1990
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-05-2014 03:59:23 | More by bigbeers84
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +29.9%

02-08-2014 02:37:30 | More by tommy5
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guytyping

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-17-2014 00:05:40 | More by guytyping
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.86/5  rDev -7.1%

Budweiser Batch 23185 Vanilla Bourbon Cask has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, light bread, bourbon, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is of the same things, and the bourbon is out front. Bitterness is low and alcohol doesn't show up. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Batch 23185 Vanilla Bourbon Cask finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and not particularly exciting. This is just a run-of-the mill flavored beer. There's not much with this.

RJT

12-31-2013 14:53:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
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DerrickW

Georgia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-18-2014 15:11:23 | More by DerrickW
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-12-2014 18:08:01 | More by BlueMoon10
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-09-2013 00:38:48 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev +7.1%

Appearance - a clear amber color, with no head at all.

Smell - The vanilla smell in this is quite nice in this beer, and with the hop smell slightly at the end.

Taste - The vanilla flavor is also nice, for some reason the taste reminds me of banana bread. There is also a slight hoppy bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel - This is where I wished the beer was better; it would have been perfect if they had made this as a heavier beer (like a porter). It is a bit weak bodied and the carbonation could have been a bit less as well.

Overall - I will applaud Anheuser for the good try on a craft beer, but I would have loved this beer if they had made it something other than a lager. I'm guessing that Anheuser wanted to make all lagers for the project 12 -2, but that kind of kills the beer. Hopeful that they try this again next year, since I enjoy seeing what AB can do.

11-21-2013 22:52:37 | More by Captain_Komamura
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Derrill

Missouri

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-28-2014 07:59:41 | More by Derrill
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-04-2013 19:06:03 | More by Drknight
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1/5  rDev -67.5%

12-31-2013 03:41:40 | More by tfsimpkins
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-08-2014 21:34:20 | More by thatoneguymike
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.44/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours orange yellow with very little white head. Smells of cereal grain with slight sour grape. Tastes of cereal grain with fruit and slight vanilla. Beer is heavily carbonated, light bodied, very refreshing. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

03-31-2014 21:57:51 | More by cyclonece09
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-14-2013 06:08:47 | More by Mattyb79
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Tone

Missouri

2.84/5  rDev -7.8%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of vanilla, adjunct, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of adjunct, metallic notes, vanilla, pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, the adjunct and vanilla are dominant in both body and aroma, the beer is average at best. I do not recommend this brew.

01-05-2014 03:08:55 | More by Tone
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Batch 23185 Vanilla Bourbon Cask (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.