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Busch NA - Anheuser-Busch

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Busch NABusch NA

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BA SCORE
57
awful

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.14
pDev: 37.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -53.3%

07-20-2014 06:02:56 | More by CraigTravor
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -53.3%

03-14-2013 02:57:06 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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mitch3114

New York

1/5  rDev -53.3%

09-29-2012 04:38:49 | More by mitch3114
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Ortbalsj22486

Missouri

1/5  rDev -53.3%

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

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -53.3%

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

Ohio

1/5  rDev -53.3%

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

New Jersey

1.05/5  rDev -50.9%

Wow, I think I found the worst beer ever! I had a friend pick-up some cheap beer for a Beirut tournament (beer-pong).She bought Busch NA not realizing it is non alcoholic. We used it anyway and drank on the side.

This crap poured a piss yellow with no head.
It smelled wretched. Like rotting hay/grass!
The taste was unbelievably bad. A flat skunked beer with a skunked aftertaste. Rotten hop flavor with a stinging mouthfeel.
This beer was so bad it made the Beirut game more intense- that's the only plus for this beer!

Bleech- who would drink this?! If you want non-alcoholic go with O'Douls or Rootbeer, Busch NA is absolutely repellant!!

11-28-2003 16:37:22 | More by NJpadreFan
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pmcadamis

Illinois

1.13/5  rDev -47.2%

A - Medium yellow hue is actually darker than I thought it would be. A very, very short lived head rises an falls like Rome ...in a Sim City game on speed...and crack.

S - Stale old beer stain notes. Smells a bit like the inside of the Budweiser factory in St. Louis.

T - Again, stale old yeast. Old popcorn, grainy, tastes like very old and warm macro lager.

M - Thin with a ridiculously super-carbonated aggressive raspy soda pop carbonation. This like....hurts my throat.

D - There are much better N/A beers out there...like, all of them. Avoid this. Drink a Diet Coke if you're the DD.

12-03-2007 07:17:31 | More by pmcadamis
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

1.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -41.6%

06-02-2014 02:56:26 | More by wrightst
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Das_Reh

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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

Massachusetts

1.35/5  rDev -36.9%

Found this in my dad's fridge after he threw a party. 12 oz., "born on" 5/23/05 - served chilled in a pilsner glass. Pours a dark yellow with few streams of carbonation and a 1/2 inch white head that leaves some lacing. Has a nasty metal/malt aroma. Has the same nasty taste with a below-average mouthfeel. There is no reason to drink this - which is why it's going down the drain.

06-15-2005 23:29:26 | More by mmmbeer
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

1.4/5  rDev -34.6%

Pours an extremely light yellow color with a very small thin head, almost no lacing. Below average carbonation with a slight smell of sweet hops. Tastes like colored water not much taste or body at all. Water is the dominant flavor. Drink and piss. Again, water is the dominant flavor.

05-10-2008 20:08:47 | More by ATLbeerDog
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

08-17-2013 02:18:49 | More by MinorThreat
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CGMLS3

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

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

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

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

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

05-21-2014 01:09:18 | More by sebaastionb
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

Appearance - The first thing that really stands out with this non-alcoholic brew is the head. It actually has a really solid, foamy, pure white head. It fades relatively quickly and leaves a thin white cloud on the surface. The body itself is a brass colored yellow but not very crisp.

Smell - The scent bring pasta with tomato sauce to mind. Not very becoming of a beer.

Taste - After the smell I found it difficult to even take a taste. However, the taste isn't quite as bad at the scent. Its simple and plain and kind of tastes like Kix cereal.

Mouthfeel - The feel is cold and moderate. There is no real unique texture here but compared to other big box alcoholic brews I'd say it's just below average.

~ Hopefully I will never have to have another one of these "beers" ever again. That includes finishing this one. Down the drain you go.

03-06-2008 04:05:02 | More by cdkrenz
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

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

North Carolina

1.58/5  rDev -26.2%

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.

10-28-2010 18:10:17 | More by TheKingofWichita
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

1.65/5  rDev -22.9%

MASSIVE thanks to my boy biegaman for being generous enough to give me this sought after can, I know he went to great lengths to acquire some.

Pours a clear amber/yellow, some gold highlights, thin white bubbly head forms, quickly settles down to a thin ring, no lacing. Smell is very light, sweet malt, some corn, honey, doesn't really smell any worse than other macros. Taste is.... nothing? Kind of like carbonated water with a touch of corn, light fruitiness, thats it. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high fizzy carbonation. Lost me at the flavour, otherwise pretty standard stuff. Thanks Jan!

08-15-2008 02:42:42 | More by Viggo
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ralerwen

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

04-23-2014 22:07:12 | More by ralerwen
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Cooker_stp

New York

1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-17-2014 01:30:58 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev -15.9%

Curse that BeerTracker for giving me a sixer of this when all I needed was one can for a friend! The damn things have been sitting there for over a month and I've become curious. Blasted!

A pristinely clear beer. Bubbles wondering about. A light straw yellow colour. An ideal creamy, half-finger level of bleach white head that looks ... a little 'too' perfect. In fact, the whole beer looks, well, ideal. A little 'too' ideal ... I'm suspicious, but impressed, but suspicious... I don't trust it.

Mmmmm, malty corn. If you've ever not rinsed out your cans and left them by the sink, or in the garage, and found them weeks later... or perhaps you've had a barbecue, and people leave half drank bottles in the sun...

I'm forced to use these comparisons because the smell is, honestly, kinda hard to describe. All these beers I've tried I have yet to develop a nose for chemicals... it's bad, nay, it's terrible. That said, this is no different from the stink, the staleness, the adjuncts, and the repulsion of other macros...

The mouthfeel flirts dangerously close to water if not for a stale, bready taste. The beer is quite heavy on the palate, making it fairly refreshing.

Like the bitterness, flavour is practically non-existent less maybe some stale corn and chemical-like adjuncts. There is an odd, strong metallic aftertaste. It leaves the palate to feel polluted and sullied.

I didn't want to drink this to begin with, but I can assure you any optimism was severed by the stench of the aroma. An appropriate stench that warns of the vile horrors to come! Ok... it's not 'that' bad but I refuse to put any more of this in my body.

If anything, the non-alcoholic aspect helps its case. Surprisingly, this never became outright offensive. It can easily pass for a drinkable beer, especially to those who don't normally drink. In fact, I'd prefer this to Bud Llight, or Coors Light. Still, Busch like most all mass produced macro lagers are abominations to beer. This is no exception.

06-05-2008 02:22:09 | More by biegaman
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Busch NA from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.