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Busch NA - Anheuser-Busch

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Busch NABusch NA

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BA SCORE
56
awful

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.12
pDev: 38.68%
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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1/5  rDev -52.8%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -52.8%

tuckerlikesbeer, Mar 14, 2013
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1/5  rDev -52.8%

mitch3114, Sep 29, 2012
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1/5  rDev -52.8%

Ortbalsj22486, Jan 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -52.8%

sneezye, Jan 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -52.8%

Lukass, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
1.05/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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!!

NJpadreFan, Nov 28, 2003
Photo of pmcadamis
1.13/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

pmcadamis, Dec 03, 2007
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1.25/5  rDev -41%

Joe_Grizzly, Jul 30, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -41%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -41%

Das_Reh, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of mmmbeer
1.35/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

mmmbeer, Jun 16, 2005
Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.4/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

ATLbeerDog, May 10, 2008
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1.5/5  rDev -29.2%

MinorThreat, Aug 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -29.2%

CGMLS3, Jan 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -29.2%

chrispoint, Jun 06, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -29.2%

sebaastionb, May 21, 2014
Photo of cdkrenz
1.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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.

cdkrenz, Mar 06, 2008
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1.5/5  rDev -29.2%

dgherm, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.58/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

TheKingofWichita, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of Viggo
1.65/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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!

Viggo, Aug 15, 2008
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1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

ralerwen, Apr 23, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

Cooker_stp, Aug 22, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 17, 2014
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Busch NA from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.