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Busch NA - Anheuser-Busch

Busch NABusch NA

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BA SCORE
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53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.2
pDev: 37.73%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fully brewed with finest natural ingredients, including a blend of premium American hops, fine barley malt, cereal grains, and pure water. After full fermentation and maturation, the alcohol is gently removed to preserve the quality of the beer.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-23-2003)
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Reviews by fastrodney:
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +36.4%

07-07-2012 19:29:49 | More by fastrodney
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addiwilliams

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2014 23:37:53 | More by addiwilliams
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CGMLS3

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

01-28-2014 20:50:10 | More by CGMLS3
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-28-2014 20:49:14 | More by tdm168
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sneezye

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -54.5%

01-06-2014 17:35:34 | More by sneezye
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Das_Reh

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -43.2%

11-01-2013 08:45:06 | More by Das_Reh
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.24/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with some corn adjuncts as well as some very light aromas of floral/grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy malts with moderate flavors of rice and corn adjuncts but without a lot of sweetness. There are light flavors of grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Thin/watery.

O: Not bad but I did not have very high expectations for this beer - at least it tastes like beer and is not as watery as some of the lights beers from BMC breweries.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 22:26:27 | More by dbrauneis
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Cooker_stp

New York

1.75/5  rDev -20.5%

08-22-2013 18:06:58 | More by Cooker_stp
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MinorThreat

Colorado

1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

08-17-2013 02:18:49 | More by MinorThreat
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

1.25/5  rDev -43.2%

07-30-2013 14:32:26 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

07-05-2013 18:01:14 | More by dgherm
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -54.5%

03-14-2013 02:57:06 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2/5  rDev -9.1%

01-28-2013 17:23:29 | More by Whiskeydeez
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.81/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can marked: 12117-CE70. Sampled on January 25, 2013.

Instead of making an automatic assumption on this non-alcohol beer I prefer to review it based on the style it represents. Non-Alcohol beers usually look straw or golden yellow, have a grainy aroma and flavor and are watered-down light.

Busch NA is all of that. The color is golden yellow with virtually no head. But it looks pretty much like it should so I give that part a decent rating.

The nose is grainy malts with a clean crispiness at the end. The taste is about the same with a subtle sweetness too. The body is light. It is comparable to other low alcohol beers in its class and it is reasonably priced.

Serving type: can

01-25-2013 22:43:16 | More by puboflyons
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Spikester

Oregon

3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold with a good one inch of white head. Not a trace of lacing. Head leaves in about 30 seconds.

Smell is corny some grains.

Taste is sweet, malty, no detectable hops. Very neutral brew, no off flavors.

Mouthfeel is fine for a fizzy yellow macro product.

Overall a good value and nothing unpleasant for the style. Just not much flavor.

Serving type: can

01-04-2013 04:43:55 | More by Spikester
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Lukass

Ohio

1/5  rDev -54.5%

12-20-2012 03:09:58 | More by Lukass
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mitch3114

New York

1/5  rDev -54.5%

09-29-2012 04:38:49 | More by mitch3114
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +25%

08-19-2012 16:00:23 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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drakkath

Alabama

2.78/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can into my 32 oz mug

a: a good looking NA brew, pale straw color, and a side pour created a 1/2' head that stuck around for 30 seconds or so with some thin lacing

s: smells like all of the other macros - adjunct... nothing else of note on the nose

t: sweetness, some light maltiness, corny adjunct flavor

m: light and watery with alot of carbonation

o: Due to dietary restrictions, I cannot currently drink alcohol. I had only ever heard of O'Douls, which is not a horrible beverage, but didn't know there were other NA options out there. I hate Busch beer and always have, but this Busch NA is the CLOSEST to a "party beer" flavor that I've found.

I love the fact that it's canned and I can put it in my coozie and my buddies don't know that I'm drinking an NA, but I can drive them home if I need to.

By no means is this a great, hell even a good beer. But if you can't drink or if you are the designated driver and want that beer "feel", this is as close as it gets.

Serving type: can

08-17-2012 15:43:59 | More by drakkath
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -31.8%

06-06-2012 05:52:51 | More by chrispoint
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fizzy

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This na was responsible for helping me get through a 90 day "NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED" period with a prescription I had to take. I tried Old Milwaukee NA and even St. Paulie and drifted back to Busch on price and taste. Overall I found this "brew" not all that bad and may even try to mix a few in when I go back to the real stuff. In the meantime "Countdown to Liquor Day"!

Serving type: can

01-28-2012 20:50:01 | More by fizzy
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Ortbalsj22486

Missouri

1/5  rDev -54.5%

01-07-2012 00:11:42 | More by Ortbalsj22486
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I sampled this wide mouth 12oz can from a tulip pint chilled.

A very clear golden straw with a full 1 inch of snowy white cap which retains well. The bead is fine and carbonation is visible, some lace clings. The smell is grainy with some cereal qualities, not really sweet smelling though. The scent has a light mineral quality. The feel is gassy/highly carbonated with very clean light body with slightly dry finish.

The taste is not bad and I honestly don't expect a lot of it for this style so it has what most NA beers deliver: a light malt taste which has a subtle sweet tinge like corn pops or rice crispies perhaps with a dry essence and slight yeast element which gives a mild mineral note until the semi dry finish. Overall I really was trying to base this on the style which is made to have a low flavor but it was not unpleasant for what it is and has a palate scubbing quality that would make this good as a lawnmower beer. I wouldn't buy this unless it was for the reason I got this: a beer to drink while on high strength pain meds. It is similar to the original busch taste-wise without the alcohol buzz.

Serving type: can

09-04-2011 16:13:09 | More by Slatetank
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happygnome

Minnesota

2.03/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a: pours a light golden color with about an eigth inch of white head that disappears quickly leaving not even a trace of lace

s: sweet corn malts no balance

t: sweet corn malts no balance

m: light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation

overall, i would pass on again

Serving type: can

12-06-2010 01:46:39 | More by happygnome
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

1.58/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a thin straw yellow color with a thick white head and mountains upon mountains of carbonation and no lacing. Smells of corn and nothing else. Not much to the taste -- a little sweet a little canned creamed corn and some salt. Mouthfeel is really thin and drinkability is poor.

Serving type: can

10-28-2010 18:10:17 | More by TheKingofWichita
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Busch NA from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.