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Bud Extra - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud ExtraBud Extra

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BA SCORE
50
awful

155 Ratings
THE BROS
37
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 1.91
pDev: 41.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Previously released as B-to-the-E.

(Beer added by: MJR on 11-06-2004)
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Reviews by ManekiNeko:
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

2.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Obtained via a joke from a waitress at the Brickskellar. I told her, "Bring me either La Fin du Monde or B to the effin' E, please, for I must go clubbin' later on and I must party hard." Well, I didn't exactly say that, but she was amused enough by mine antics to provide the table (consisting of me, Dave, and Gusterfan) with a can which would otherwise go unsold for I highly doubt this offering will sell at all at the Brick. Further proof Mr. Alexander is on kracq, Bob-bless him.

Onto lez bier.

Appearance: Well, I wasn't precisely certain what to expect from this substance visually, but it poured out an über-pale yellow that was crystal clear. Reminiscent of Ultra in color and head retention. Basically, it looks like ginger ale.

Smell: Skittles!!! Artificial fruit flava. "Citrusy" in toto. Crack open either a Red Bull or a pack of aforementioned candy and you get the idea. No aromas of anything traditionally associated with beer.

Taste: Kinda sweet/tart. Other than the initial Willy Wonka like splash of candy goodness, that's it. Doesn't taste bad, but it's far from good. I'm reminded of a guarana-laced hyper-caffeinated bevvie I used to have once in awhile called, I shit you not, Bawls. One of these woke you up, the second sent you to detox. This tastes exactly like it. Regretfully, I can't say it tastes like Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls. That would be at least be an improvement.

Mouthfeel: Honestly, the biggest dissapointment. Overly watery, like a slightly flat club soda.

Drinkability: I shudder to think that I might potentially meet the peeps this drink is marketed to. I can more than handle Joe Macro-pack... but the B-to-tha-mutha-effin'-E drinker needs to be shot before they breed.

Other: Anyone need used glowsticks and an Underworld CD?

Serving type: can

01-08-2005 07:11:35 | More by ManekiNeko
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Bud Extra from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.